London, New York, Paris… and Bath: German literary exiles since 1790

May 17, 2021

Exile is as old as antiquity and as contemporary as this morning’s news. In Germany’s case, ‘exile literature’ has conventionally denoted the writings of refugees from Nazism; this talk, however, reaches further back, asking how German-language exile literature since the French Revolution – some of it written on our doorstep – might deepen our understanding of what it is to live in the ‘age of the migrant’ today.

This a recording of a live online lecture from Dr Steffan Davies of the University of Bristol

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