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“Europe, endless” - Crossing Boundaries between Fiction and Literary Criticism in the 21st Century

25 February 2013

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Dear Germanists,

As Head of the UCL Department of German, I am writing to invite you most warmly to join us for a special event. On Wednesday 6 March 2013, the UCL German Department will be hosting:

“Europe, endless”: Crossing Boundaries between Fiction and Literary Criticism

in the 21st Century

Award-winning authors Daniela Dröscher and Andreas Martin Widmann in dialogue

In the Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, 6.30pm.

Readings and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Daniela Dröscher’s latest novel Pola imagines a period in the life of Polish-born actress Pola Negri, former lover of Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino, when she returns from Hollywood to Germany on the eve of World War II to rescue her career. Andreas Martin Widmann’s first novel Die Glücksparade tells the story of a boy whose world falls apart after his father moves the family into a caravan on a run-down camping site. Both authors will discuss their work in the context of geographical, disciplinary and intellectual boundaries.

To reserve your free tickets for this event, go to http://ucl-europe-endless.eventbrite.co.uk

The staff of the German department look forward to meeting and in some cases perhaps catching up with you at this event, where we hope a number of our students, both past and present, will also be present.

With all best wishes,

Sebastian Coxon