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Heimat – A German Mythos: Literature, Politics, and Cultural Plurality in Times of Migration and Nationalism
Los Angeles, CA 90095 + Google Map
The award-winning German writer and translator Michael Kleeberg will reflect on his father’s childhood experiences in postwar Frankfurt to ruminate on the myth of belonging in times of migration. How do we construct the fiction of an immovable time or space from which we come or to which we belong? How do we cope with the reality of moving to a new place or abandoning our home?
Kleeberg is the author of numerous novels and essays, including Der Idiot des 21. Jahrhunderts (Galiani, 2018). This year, he is also touring universities in the United States as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)-sponsored writer.
This lecture will be held in English. Lunch will be provided.