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An inside view of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

Renowned across Europe as a unique and progressive institution, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) at Queen Mary, University of London, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. ...

Monday Mo 29 29 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Monday Mo 29 29 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

An Attempt to Define Exile/ Ein Versuch, das Exil zu definieren/ محاولة في تعريف المنفى نجم والي

Posted by Najem Wali | | filed under: ,

Often, writers in exile are faced with the question why they left their country and whether ultimately this wouldn’t lead to a loss of their memories, to their forgetting those private and cherished ...

Thursday Th 25 25 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Thursday Th 25 25 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Digital Horizons I. – Print vs. Online Literary Journals

Posted by László Szabolcs | | filed under: ,

Presently, this complex web of texts, people, and relations we call Hungarian literature ranges from the pantheon of reclusive, almost mythical off-the-grid figures of a golden generation, to the ...

Monday Mo 22 22 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Monday Mo 22 22 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The Writers’ Protest at the Paris Salon du livre/ مسيرة الأدباء داخل معرض الكتاب في باريس

Posted by Iman Humaydan | | filed under: ,

From its founding in 1981, throughout its entire thirty-two years, the Paris Salon du livre never witnessed a protest by writers, poets, translators or publishing houses. The first such ...

Thursday Th 18 18 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Thursday Th 18 18 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

A Leaf Out of the Calendar Publishers’ Book/ Von Kalenderverlagen lernen

Posted by Dirk Rumberg | | filed under: ,

Anyone who is interested in digital innovations on the book market will occasionally benefit from looking beyond their own business domain. The music industry is an obvious example (read more here ...

Monday Mo 15 15 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Monday Mo 15 15 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Writing in Space / Die Schrift im Raum / L’Ecriture dans l’espace

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: , ,

In the 1990s, hyperfiction pointed new ways into the literary future. Mark Amerika’s Grammatron narrated a Golem story through short text particles, which were interlinked, and offered alternative ...

Thursday Th 11 11 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Thursday Th 11 11 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

‘The Annual Hay Party Conference?’ Hay-on-Wye Festival 2015

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

My annual Hay Party (Conference?) began and ended loudly.

Monday Mo 08 8 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Monday Mo 08 8 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

What do the results of the British general election mean for British and European support for the arts?

Posted by Sophie Wardell | | filed under: ,

There is a tremble on the lips of theatre directors in London. There is a nervous tic in the eye of culture house chief execs, festival managers and freelance curators across the UK. Further afield, ...

Thursday Th 04 4 June Jun 06 6 15 2015 June Jun 06 6 Thursday Th 04 4 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more