Seminar Poetry in Motion: Rap Music in Austria and Germany

Poetry in Motion © American Goethe Society

Wed, 11/07/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

Westminster, MD 21157

Join the American Goethe Society for an exciting lecture on contemporary German-language music and poetry. This presentation will consider the story of rap music in Austria and Germany, showing the role physical migration and figurative movement have played in the genre’s development, and examining some of the most arresting, entertaining, and urgent poems that have arisen out of it.
Dr. Edward Dawson specializes in German and Austrian literature and culture from the 19th century to the present, focusing on questions of aesthetic experience and the environment, as well as environmental humanities more broadly, media studies, sound studies, and digital humanities. He has presented and published on Austrian rap music, multilingualism in German studies, the emerging field of EcoDH, and Austrian author Christoph Ransmayr as poet of the anthropocene. He is currently at work on a book project investigating aesthetic experience in the late anthropocene through the lens of Austrian rap music. He has taught a wide variety of German language and culture courses, and is now teaching and developing courses on German and Austrian literature of the environment and on German vocal music.
Please RSVP by November 6 to Claudia Winkler at
Co-sponsored by the American Goethe Society of Washington, D.C., and the Goethe-Institut Washington.