Weidenfeld Lectures: For the Dying Calve – Durs Grünbein “Beyond Literature: or, on the intrusion of history into the narrative of one’s own life” @ St Anne's College, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday 7th May 2019: The Violet Postage Stamp
Thursday 9th May 2019: Landscape in Chains
Tuesday 21st May 2019: The Aerial Warfare of Images
Thursday 23rd May 2019: For the Dying Calves
The lectures will explore the way history impinges on ordinary lives and finds its way
into the literary imagination. Anyone born in the twentieth century – this century of
wars and divisions – will have found themselves already historicised even as a child.
These lectures consciously take account of, and reflect, the breaks and discontinuities
of German history. True to the modus operandi of the author’s own poems, they
employ a collage technique that demands the imaginative collaboration of reader and
audience alike.