Raphaela Edelbauer comes to Leuphana as Heinrich Heine guest lecturer

2024-06-04 Lüneburg. From June 13 to 15, Raphaela Edelbauer will be the 16th Heinrich Heine guest lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg. The award-winning Austrian author has been writing literature since 2009. Her work "Das flüssige Land" was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2019, and in 2021 she received the Austrian Book Prize for her science fiction novel "DAVE". Her most recent Vienna novel "Die Inkommensurablen" was published in 2023.

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Raphaela Edelbauer comes to Leuphana as Heinrich Heine guest lecturer

On June 13, Raphaela Edelbauer will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 4 at Leuphana. She will talk to presenter Andrea Gerk from Deutschlandfunk about her work, her poetics and her latest novel, which is set in Vienna in 1914. The inhabitants await the passing of the German ultimatum, the young generation's enthusiasm for the war breaks out. Hans, a farmhand from Tyrol, is caught in the middle of this frenzy. When he arrives in the metropolis, he meets Adam, a musically gifted nobleman, and the mathematician Klara. Together, the three young people spend the last evening before the mobilization and the end of the old Europe.

During the summer semester, students led by Kevin Drews and Julian Osthues studied Edelbauer's work. They now have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the author in a two-day workshop. This meeting of students and author is an integral part of the program. The Heinrich Heine Guest Lectureship 2024 is funded by the German Literature Fund, Sparda-Bank Hamburg and the Lüneburg Regional Association.

About the person
Raphaela Edelbauer, born in Vienna, studied Language Arts at the University of Applied Arts. For her work "Entdecker. Eine Poetik", she was awarded the main prize at the Rauriser Literaturtage. She was also awarded the Audience Prize at the Bachmann Competition, the Theodor Körner Prize and the Doppelfeld Foundation Sponsorship Prize. Her debut novel "Das flüssige Land" was shortlisted for the German Book Prize, and she received the Austrian Book Prize for her second novel "DAVE". Her novel "Die Inkommensurablen" was published in 2023.

About the guest lectureship
The Heinrich Heine Guest Lectureship is a cooperation project between the Lüneburg Literature Office and Leuphana University Lüneburg. Every year, an author who is highly regarded in the literary world is invited to the Hanseatic city to give a public lecture and a compact seminar at the university. This is accompanied by a seminar in the summer semester in which the works of the guest lecturer are discussed. This gives Leuphana students direct access to contemporary literature and gives them an insight into the authors' literary work. Since 2009, Uwe Timm, Juli Zeh, Ingo Schulze, Feridun Zaimoglu, Ursula Krechel, Jenny Erpenbeck, Saša Stanišić, Abbas Khider, Antje Rávic Strubel, Peter Stamm, Helene Hegemann, John von Düffel, Ulrike Draesner, Gregor Sander and Zsuzsa Bánk have visited the university.


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