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ELit 2014 – seized by literature

Posted by Brittani Sonnenberg | | filed under: ,

The reason we create and consume literature is to feel suddenly seized by story. It’s never a given. But during the evening’s reading and discussion on 24th of October 2014 (with Marica Bodrožić and ...

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Reading Parlour/ Lesestube ELit 2014

Posted by Rüdiger Wischenbart | | filed under: ,

How we read – or how we write, too – is subject to continuous change, just as the social and cultural environment that is framing our habits and approaches.

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Durch die Abwehrreihen tänzeln

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Nicht nur die Literatur ist schön … Fußball auch.

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WHY DO WE DO IT? CHAIRING EVENTS ON EUROPEAN LITERATURE

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

Chairing events is a delightful part of my job as a journalist. Interviewing people ‘live’ on stage is similar to presenting on TV or radio, and if you like that public aspect of journalism – which ...

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Throw-away Books, a Cultural Wasteland and Archives/ Wegwerfbuch, Brachland und Archiv

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

A few days ago I took part in the Creative Europe event at the Urania Institute in Vienna. Will everything stay as it was? Or will everything change? The Austrian Federal Chancellery invited us to a ...

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Rich versus Poor/ Reich versus arm

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

The European Literature Days 2011 presented me with some revealing insights. Under the banner of Europe: Fortress, Trauma and Dream, we discussed what possibilities there were for crossing political ...

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Building Bridges – the wrong moment?/ Brücken schlagen – unzeitgemäß?

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

When the ELit Literaturhaus Europa (Literature House Europe) was first launched, we undertook a small experiment with our authors, an idea called readme: ‘You tell me what you read and I’ll tell you ...

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Looking Ahead: European Literature 2014

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

I often chair and curate events on European Literature in the UK, where I’m often asked: ‘Does European Literature exist?’

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Rosie On The Danube

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

Where better place to be in October but on the Danube, discussing great literature, drinking stunning Wachau wines and surrounded by vineyards? Not a blue Danube now but a golden, autumnal Danube; ...

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Five Years On: the Idea for an Observatory/ Im fünften Jahr: die Idee eines Observatoriums

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

In the five years that we’ve been coming together in Spitz for the European Literature Days, something unashamedly European has developed...

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