Special event
From Goethe to Grimm

Friday 16 January 2015,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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The late 18th and early 19th centuries formed a crucial period in German literature, giving birth to the Sturm und Drang movement, Weimar Classicism and Romanticism.

This panel discussion will explore the central figure of this period – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and his unique role at the centre of literary developments and in the birth of a national romanticism. The collected tales of the Brothers Grimm will also be examined as popular folk tales that spoke to a nascent nationalism in the early 19th century. Chaired by Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary University, and featuring Juliette Wood, Cardiff University, Katrin Kohl, University of Oxford, Nicholas Boyle, University of Cambridge, and W Daniel Wilson, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Please note: this panel was originally advertised to include novelist A S Byatt but she is unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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