2019: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

In 2019, we are going further back in time and are celebrating the 300th birthday of Daniel Defoe's iconic Robinson Crusoe, whose eponymous castaway hero spends 28 years on a remote island before being resuced. Robinson's suffering of isolation and his encounter with cannibals makes for an interesting Halloween read.

Like last year, we are going to have a reading of several passages from Robinson Crusoe (in English) and a introduction to and discussion of the book (in German and English). The event will be open to the public. Click here for further information.

The even will be organised together with the Chair of English and American Cultural Studies.

2018: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

In 2018, Mary Shelley's famous Gothic novel Frankenstein celebrated its 200th birthday - and we joined the celebration in style!

As part of a worldwide event on reading Frankenstein at Halloween, called Frankenreads, we offered a public reading of several excerpts from the novel (in English) and a discussion about the book (in German). The event was open to the public.

Click here for a description and pictures of the event.

The event was organised by together with the Chair of English and American Cultural Studies.