Reading +++ CANCELLED +++ INCLINATIONS: Love Stories

Wed, 03/18/2020

Goethe-Institut Chicago

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, lL 60601

Due to growing concerns about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have decided together with our partners TU Dortmund and German Department of University of Illinois in Chicago to cancel the event.

Reading Angela Steidele and Wolfgang Bunzel, moderated by Sigrid Nieberle

Unconventional love stories are the focus of a March 18, 2020 reading featuring Angela Steidele and Wolfgang Bunzel. Sigrid Nieberle, Professor of Literature at Dortmund University, will moderate the event. Author and scholar Angela Steidele will read and discuss excerpts from her books Rosenstengel. Ein Manuskript aus dem Umfeld Ludwigs II. (2015) and Anne Lister. Eine erotische Biographie. Steidele’s biography of Lister was translated into English and provides the material for the 2019 TV series Gentleman Jack (HBO/BBC).
Wolfgang Bunzel, Professor of German Literature at the Goethe University Frankfurt, will introduce and read from his new book, Bettine von Arnims letzte Liebe (2019). He recently edited the correspondence between the famous romantic writer and the young law student Julius Döring.

Angela Steidele (c) Ben Chislett Matthes Seitz Berlin Angela Steidele researches and narrates historical love stories. Her publications include biographies of Catharina Linck (In Männerkleidern, 2004) and of Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens (Geschichte einer Liebe, 2010). Angela Steidele’s Anne Lister. Eine erotische Biographie (2017), Zeitreisen. Vier Frauen, zwei Jahrhunderte, ein Weg (2018), and Poetik der Biographie (2019) constitute her trilogy on biographical writing. Her novel Rosenstengel. Ein Manuskript aus dem Umfeld Ludwigs II. (2015) was honored with the Bavarian Book Award.

Wolfgang Bunzel (c) Wolfgang Bunzel Wolfgang Bunzel is Professor of German Literature and head of the department Research in Romanticism at the Frankfurter Goethe-Haus/Freies Deutsches Hochstift and teaches at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He has published on German Romanticism, especially on Bettine von Arnim (née Brentano) and is co-editor of Jahrbuch der Internationalen Bettina-von-Arnim-Gesellschaft (Yearbook of the International Bettina von Arnim Society).

Sigrid Nieberle (c) Roland Baege Sigrid Nieberle is Professor of Modern German Literature at the Technical University Dortmund. She received her Dr. phil. (PhD) from the University of Munich (LMU). In 2019 she held the Max Kade Visiting Professorship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1999 she published her first monograph on music novels written by 19th-century women writers. She has subsequently published books on literary biopics (1909-2007) (in 2008) and on the state of the field in gender and literary studies (in 2013). Her main research interests are intermediality studies (literature, music, and film), biographical studies, and gender and diversity studies.