A Conversation with Felicitas Hoppe


Location: 128 Decio Faculty Hall (View on map )

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Felicitas Hoppe, photo by Anita Affentranger

About the Event

German author and Georg Büchner Prize winner Felicitas Hoppe will discuss the use of medievalism in her work. The discussion will be in English. Audience Q&A to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, the Medieval Institute, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Organized by Judith Benz, Teaching Professor of German and Faculty Fellow at the Medieval Institute, Faculty Fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Related Event: "A Reading with Felicitas Hoppe"

Tuesday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m. (1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls)

Felicitas Hoppe will read from her latest work Die Nibelungen: Ein deutscher Stummfilm (2021) in German followed by a reception.

Cover for Die Nibelungen: Ein deutscher Stummfilm (2021) published by S. Fischer
Die Nibelungen: Ein deutscher Stummfilm (2021) by Felicitas Hoppe

About the Speaker

Born in Hameln, Germany, Felicitas Hoppe is a celebrated author of short stories, novels, children’s books, translations, and feature articles. Her novels include Hoppe (2012) and Prawda: Eine amerikanische Reise [Pravda: An American Trip] (2018). Her many accolades include the most prestigious prize in German literature, the Georg Büchner Prize in 2012, and the first Großer Preis des Deutschen Literaturfonds in 2020.

Hoppe is a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry. She was the Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, and has held other visiting positions at several other universities including the University of Innsbruck, the University of Augsburg, Georgetown University, and the University of Hamburg.