25–27 October 2018
Praising, Chiding, Entertaining
The State of Literary Criticism: A Provisional Assessment
Literary Criticism I
Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down
With the renowned authors Lukas Bärfuss, F.C. Delius, Katja Lange-Müller, Michael Lentz, and Kathrin Röggla
Literary Criticism II
Markets and Media
Lectures and discussion with Adam Soboczynski (Zeit), Felicitas von Lovenberg (Piper Verlag), Mara Delius (Literarische Welt), Julietta Fix (fixpoetry.com) und Maren Meinhardt (Times Literary Supplement). Presented by: Ernst Osterkamp
Literary Criticism III
Reading Experience Versus Textual Criticism?
Lectures and discussion with Katharina Herrmann (54books.de), Lothar Müller (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Christian Metz (LMU München/Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and Ulrike Sárkány (NDR Kultur).
Presented by: Michael Hagner
Reading by the Georg Büchner Prize winner for 2018
The writer Terézia Mora reads
Academy awards ceremony
Staatstheater Darmstadt, 27 October, 4pm
The Georg Büchner Prize is awarded to Terézia Mora; the Sigmund Freud Prize for academic prose to Wolfgang Kemp and the Johann Heinrich Merck Prize for literary criticism and essay to Martin Pollack.
Advance ticket sales for the presentation of the Academy awards at the Staatstheater Darmstadt begin on 25 September.