Saturday, 14 October 2017, 12.30 – 1.30 pm and 6 – 7.45 pm

Literature discussion and football match (German / French)

There are malicious rumours that sport and literature are incompatible – on the basis that sport places demands on the body, and literature on the mind.
A certain rivalry joins this contradiction between the two disciplines: after all, aren’t they both seeking a similar goal? Literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki sums up this often-misunderstood commonality: “Sport delivers its audience everything that literature does.”
After the huge success of the newly-founded national French Authors Team and its first encounter with the German Autonama side in Paris for the European Championship in 2016, there’s now a return game in Frankfurt.
Cooperation: Goethe-Institut France, Association des Écrivains Sportifs, DFB Culture Foundation literature discussion with members of both national teams


Programme 14 October 2017

  • 12.30 – 1.30 pm
    Literature discussion at KULTURSTADION

    with Frédéric Gai and Yvan Gastaut, Nik Afanasjew and Frank Willmann, moderated by Klaus Döring.

    Subjects: Fan culture here and there;
     football as image generator (how national clichés do arise through football / football culture in each country)

    Location: DFB Culture Foundation and Litcam “Kulturstadion”, Hall 3.1, Stand B33
  • 6 – 7.45 pm
    Authors’ football match Germany-France

    Location: Sossenheim Sports Ground, Westerbachstraße 274 a,
    65936 Frankfurt / Sossenheim