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Book and you im April und Mai

Book and You im Ratatouille, Ackerstraße 2, 10115 Berlin – Hinterhaus, Souterrain, am 18. April und 17. Mai 2018

Am Mittwoch, den 18. April 2018, 18:30 Uhr, ist der Autor und Illustrator Christian Quesnel im Ratatouille (Ackerstraße 2, 10115 Berlin) zu Gast. Zu seinen Arbeiten zählen Comics, Graphic Novels und Kinderbücher, für die er manchmal auch mit anderen Künstlern zusammenarbeitet. In dem Buch Ludwig interessiert er sich für den Komponisten und Pianisten Ludwig van Beethoven. Ein Brief an dessen unsterbliche Geliebte und das 5. Klavierkonzert waren Quesnels Ausgangspunkt. Heraus gekommen ist ein Buch über den Komponisten in einem retrofuturistischen Universum, das auf verschiedene Arten entdeckt werden kann. Weitere Informationen zur Lesung gibt es hier.

Die nächste Veranstaltung im Rahmen von Book and you findet am Donnerstag, den 17. Mai 2018, im Ratatouille statt. Zu Gast ist der Autor David Clerson aus Sherbrooke, dessen Romane Frères und En rampant beim Québecer Verlag Héliotrope veröffentlicht worden sind. Weitere Informationen gibt es auf bookandyou-ca.de.

 

Lecture: „Changing Canadian Identities in the Shadow of the US Giant“ with Prof. Matt Sheedy

Deutsch-Kanadischen Gesellschaft in cooperation with Amerikahaus NRW, Osborne Clarke, Innere Kanalstraße 15, 50823 Köln, April 25, 7.30 pm

Together with the Amerika Haus NRW Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft (DKG) invites you to a talk on „Changing Canadian Identities in the Shadow of the US Giant“ with Prof. Matt Sheedy in Cologne. Debating national identity is a touchy subject in any part of the world, especially during times of crisis when „enemies“ and scapegoats naturally arise. In the age of social media, however, communities that have historically been marginalized are now able to challenge the status quo in ways that were unthinkable less than a generation ago. In this lecture Matt Sheedy argues that while Canada has always defined itself against the United States (as more peaceful, more tolerant, etc.), its identity has always been more precarious than meets the eye. With special attention to the political reigns of Stephan Harper and Barak Obama, as well as the current governments of Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump, Prof. Sheedy will highlight some of the ways in which ideology and national interests have crossed borders in the age of neo-liberalism and social media, focusing on a of variety issues that intersect both countries in complex ways. These include the “war on terror” and Islamophobia, the tar sands and the construction of pipelines, as well as social movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Indigenous uprising known as Idle No More.

Prof. Matt Sheedy is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and Visiting Professor in the Department of North American Studies at the University of Bonn. Prof. Sheedy’s research focuses on theories of secularism and religion, as well as representations of Christianity, atheism, Islam, and Indigenous traditions in popular and political culture in North America. He is currently working on a book that offers a critical look at Jürgen Habermas’s theory of religion in the public sphere.

Mandatory registration with the following link: goo.gl/pE37UM

 

Letzte Aktualisierung: 18.04.2018