26 July: Lecture by Herta Müller in Vienna

Within the frame of the XXI. World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) Nobel Prize laureate Herta Müller will held a lecture.

“The many languages of comparative literature” is the theme of this year’s congress which starts from today until 27 July 2016 at the University of Vienna. Around 1500 speakers – including internationally renowned experts – will take part in various workshops, lectures and sessions. The main focus lays on the effects of globalisation and its particular occurences in literature. Literature is being considered as a seismograph of society throughout which economic and political conditions are being reflected, traumata are being processed and visions for the future shaped. By comparing different and diverse literature the congress offers various discussions on current and problematic issues such as language and identity, change and loss of language, multilingualism and translation, the language of authority and power, the language of “the others” and the language of emotions.

For more information have a look here.

Lecture by Herta Müller, 26 July 2016, 4. pm
Audimax, University of Vienna


An additional video streaming of the lecture will be available in lecture rooms of the University of Vienna (main building).