Lecture series

Just as Büchner examined the nervous system of barbs for his dissertation, scholars from various disciplines are ready to expose Büchner’s nerve cords and examine them from their respective points of view in this lecture series. Erratic and restless behaviour, nervousness, a keen interest in the grotesque, a researcher’s spirit, a desire for freedom and further aspects that keep both the author and his work relevant for us today will be considered individually.

“We'd have to break open our skulls and pull each other's thoughts out of the brain fibres.” (Danton’s Death)

Saturday, 22.06.2013
Reinhard Pabst (literary scholar, “literature detective”)

Sunday, 23.06.2013
Prof. Dr. Burghard Dedner (Philipps-Universität Marburg, editor of Büchner’s works)

Monday, 24.06.2013
Prof. em. Dr. Günther Oesterle (German philologist, JLU Giessen)

Tuesday, 25.06.2013
Prof.  Dr. Volker Roelcke (medical historian, JLU Giessen) and Berit Mohr, M.A (theatre scholar/ethnologist)

Wednesday, 26.06.2013
Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaas Huizing (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, author/theologian/philosopher)

[in  cooperation with the Institut für Germanistik, JLU Gießen and Literarisches Zentrum Gießen e.V.]

Thursday, 27.06.2013
Dr. phil. Ralph Fischer (culture and theatre scholar, Protestant Academy in Hessen and Nassau)

Friday, 28.06.2013
Prof. i.R. Dr. Gerhard Kurz (German philologist, JLU Giessen)

Saturday, 29.06.2013
5:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Kurzke and
Dr. Jan-Christoph Hauschild
Büchner vs. Büchner - panel discussion



Lecture series

everyday at 5:30 p.m. | Foyer Stadttheater

approximately 1 hour

Free admission