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New Genre Emerging: Contemporary German Graphic Literature

Olivia Vieweg; Endzeit, Hamburg, 2018, p. 199

Olivia Vieweg; Endzeit, Hamburg, 2018, p. 199, © Olivia Vieweg

28.02.2019 - Article

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the University of Cologne New York Office present a talk by Stefan Börnchen about “New Genre Emerging: Contemporary German Graphic Literature.” on March 8, 2019.

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Deutsches Haus at NYU and the University of Cologne New York Office present a talk by Stefan Börnchen about “New Genre Emerging: Contemporary German Graphic Literature.” By now, comics have taken their place alongside other recognized forms of literature, even in German-speaking countries. The renowned German publishing house Suhrkamp includes graphic literature in its program and comic festivals are organized by literary centers. When Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus. A Survivor’s Tale became the first comic to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, it became clear that comics can even narrate the Shoah. In other words: they can do anything. The German Renaissance graphic artist, painter, and theorist Albrecht Dürer was right in saying that “wonderful things” can be made from straight, curved, and wiggly lines: one can reflect critically on this (ô_ó), marvel at it (*_*) or take pleasure in it \(^_^)/. This talk will guide the audience through the fascinating world of images and stories found in German-language comics and graphic novels of recent years.

About the speaker:
Stefan Börnchen studied German Literature, Philosophy, Musicology, and Comparative Literature in Cologne, Dundee, and St. Louis. He received his MA in 2000 from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Cologne, where he also completed his Habilitation. From 2006–2011, he was a collaborateur scientifique at the University of Luxembourg, has taught at the University of Cologne since 2011, and is currently a Visiting Professor for Modern German Literature at the Free University of Berlin.

About the University of Cologne:
The University of Cologne was founded in 1388. It is one of the leading German research universities, offering an exceptionally diverse subject base.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. “New Genre Emerging: Contemporary German Graphic Literature” is a DAAD-supported event.

Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:00 pm

For more information and to register visit: Deutsches Haus at NYU

 

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