In 2018, we started a new series of literary events: Halloween at Uni!
2019: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
In 2019, we went further back in time and celebrated 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 and having the "real" Robinson to answer questions (Prof. Dr. Houswitschka) made Crusoe's book even more tangible.
Like in the previous year, we had 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 was open to the public. Click here for pictures and a summary of the event.
The event was organised together with the Chair of English and American Cultural Studies presenting Prof. Dr. Pascal Fischer as Robinson's savage friend.
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.