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