Heinrich Detering, our DAAD Writer in Residence in 2014, has just published his new collection of poetry.
Wundertiere not just includes a number of poems that he worked on during his time at Aston, in some cases discussing them with students during the various workshops he delivered.
His visit to the second city left its undeniable traces in the volume as it also features a fine poem entitled “Birmingham”.
For the first time, we invited to Aston not a Writer but a Songwriter in Residence. Andreas Spechtl, singer and songwriter of the Berlin-based, Austrian band Ja, Panik will be in Birmingham from 20 April. His band is recognised as one of the foremost German-language indie bands. They won acclaim in particular for their last two albums “DMD KIU LDT” and “Libertatia”, the latter winning the Album des Jahres Award of the leading music magazine SPEX. The highlight of his stay will be a free solo concert in the city centre. More news on this after Easter. Spechtl was invited by our resident pop music expert Uwe Schütte and his stay is sponsored by the DAAD and the Goethe Institut, London.
Last year, Aston’s School of Languages and Social Sciences hosted novelist Klaus Böldl as Writer in Residence. During his stay, the author presented his works to a variety of audiences and discussed his writings with Aston academics.
One year on, German at Aston is pleased to announce the publication of the first scholarly volume on Böldl’s works, edited by Aston lecturers Dr Claudia Gremler and Dr Uwe Schütte.
We are proud to be hosting Heinrich Detering as Writer in Residence.
Since his arrival last week, Heinrich has been running various poetry workshops with our students. On Tuesday, he presented some of his works at a public reading, which included translations from our Translation studies students. Here is a brief glimpse of his performance:
Aston University is delighted to welcome renownded German scholar, author and translator Heinrich Detering as Writer in Residence.
At a public reading at Aston, the author will will present extracts from his works and discuss the joys and challenges of translating poetry with staff and students from our Translation Studies department.
The reading will take place on Tuesday, 25 February at 5.30pm in MB553. Free admission, no need to book.
For directions please go to http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/directions/ .
The German section at Aston is grateful for support from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in sponsoring this event.