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.