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International  Feuchtwanger Society, Sixth Biennial Conference
24 – 26 October 2013 in Berlin

Lion Feuchtwanger’s Berlin Years 1927 – 1933 and
his Readership in Exile, in postwar Germany and Worldwide


Date of conference: 24 - 26 October 2013

Organization: International Feuchtwanger Society Los Angeles, Jewish Museum Berlin

The conference will take place at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Additional venues: Aufbau Verlag Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Literaturhaus Berlin

Sponsors/Partners: Jewish Museum Berlin, USC Libraries, Aufbau Verlag, Villa Aurora, Literaturhaus Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Technical University Berlin, FB Medienwissenschaft

Concept: Prof. Dr. Barbara von der Lühe (Technical University Berlin), Prof. em. Ian Wallace (University of Bath)

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The  conference  will  explore  the  political  and  socio-cultural  factors  which affected Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and their prominent literary colleagues and friends in Berlin until 1933 (such as Bertolt Brecht, Arnold Zweig, Arnold Döblin, and Kurt Weill), the circumstances of their expulsion and their first steps into exile.

A particular focus will be on Lion Feuchtwanger’s legacy: his reception and readership in exile, in the German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany until 1989, in post-unification Germany and worldwide. Topics might also include the fate of the libraries of Lion Feuchtwanger and the experiences of other authors and composers driven into exile from Berlin.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute presentations in the conference languages: German and English.

Those  interested  in  participating  are  invited  to  submit  a  brief  abstract  (up to 300 words)  and  a short bio to Professor Barbara von der Lühe at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (with a copy to IFS President Ian Wallace at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by 31 December 2012.



Selected  conference  papers  will  be  published  as  a  volume  of  the  series  Feuchtwanger  Studies  (Peter  Lang: Oxford).

Ian Wallace





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