Bernd Kortlander "Poet Unknown: The Expulsion of Heinrich Heine from German Literature"
Oct. 4 at 7:00 pm in 114 Gore Hall
European Studies program lecture
Heinrich Heine is one of Germany and Europe’s greatest Romantic poets. Yet Heine was gradually removed from the canon of German letters between the late nineteenth century and the National Socialist regime. Why?
Professor Bernd Kortländer, a leading specialist on the poet, explores the elements of Heine’s oeuvre that clashed with the cultural politics of various nationalist standpoints. Heine’ s famous poem, “Loreley,” illustrates these various phases of reception, including its virulent rejection by the Nazis, who strove to erase Heine completely from German literary tradition.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Download flyer here: https://publish.cgas.udel.edu/content-sub-site/Documents/Kortlander%20flyer%20final.pdf