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Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 6pm, Europa-Universität Viadrina: „Brexit British – Learning a new language, or two.”

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 6pm, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 24, 3.246: “Der Brexit als kommunikative Herausforderung – Wie die Briten in Zukunft miteinander und mit der Welt sprechen können.”

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6pm, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus, ArtsTwo, 3.20: “Indefinite Leave to Remain”: Wie wir auf Brexit-Englisch die Zukunft Europas gestalten.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 5.30pm, VWV, Narrow Quay, Bristol: An Introduction to Translation – for Monoglots and Polyglots!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2.30pm, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bristol: Employer panel on useful skills of Innovation graduates.

Monday, 14 January 2019, 12.30pm, Kultur am Mittag, WDR 3.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 8pm, Glückauf Kino, Essen: „Urlaubsfilme: Selbstfindung durch Fremdheitsvermeidung“, interactive lecture as part of KWI Essen’s CineScience series.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7pm, Mensch, Otto, Bayern 3.

Friday, 18 May 2018, LMU München: „Verhalten, Entscheidung, Erzählung: Identitätskrisen in Alexander Lernet-Holenias Ich war Jack Mortimer aus phänomenologischer und narratologischer Sicht.“

Sunday, 26 November 2017, Evangelische Perspektiven, Bayern 2 radio.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Wirtschaft für ein weltoffenes Sachsen: „Was ist fremd?“ Keynote lecture.

Monday, 6 November 2017, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst:Krise und Gemeinschaft: Stefan Georges Der Stern des Bundes“. Book launch, featuring members of the HWK study group, “Poetry and Personhood in Modern Europe: Stefan George’s Der Stern des Bundes”.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 19.00, Literaturhaus München: Gala event celebrating 25 years of DAS GEDICHT magazine, including a reading marking the launch of the new issue, dedicated to “Religion in Poetry”.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, Kloster Benediktbeuren: Presentation on the role of poetry in providing guidance at times of crisis.

Thursday, 14 September 2017, Goldsmiths, London: Presentation at the conference, „Multilingual Business Communities“

Friday, 18 August 2017, TU Braunschweig: Presentation at the colloquium, „Die Phänomenologie der Flugreise“.

Friday, 9 June 2017, 14.30, University of Bath: Panel discussion on co-production in Modern Languages with Rupert Goulding (National Trust), David Jones (Chief Executive, Bath Tourism Plus), Chris Bertram (Bristol Migration Studies Institute), Dick Penny (Managing Director, Watershed, Bristol), Clare Lyall (Trowbridge Museum), Roz Hall (Head of Research, Knowle West Media Centre)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften: Workshop on the digitization of healthcare in diabetes and dementia care (by invitation only).

Thursday, 23 March 2017, Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich: „Facts – Who Cares?“, presentation at the European Communications Convention.

Tuesday/Wednesday, 21/22 February 2017, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study: final workshop of the study group, „Poetry and Personhood in Modern Europe“.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, University of Bristol: State of the German Nation debate, with Mark Allinson and Jonas Langner.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6.30 for 7.15pm, Royal High School Bath: EU Referendum Debate, hosted by Tony Coll.

Saturday, 21 May 2016, ZDF: Guest at children’s quiz show 1, 2 oder 3.

Friday, 6 May 2016, 6pm, University of Bristol, 43 Woodland Road: Reading with Matthias Politycki and Robert Vilain.

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 5.30pm, Christ Church, Oxford, Lecture Room 2: Reading with Matthias Politycki and Robert Vilain.

Sunday, 20 March 2016, Kloster Heiligkreuztal: “Freiheit in der Schoah, Sinn der Schoah? André Müllers kontroverse Fragen an Ernst Jünger.” Annual conference of the Ernst und Friedrich Georg Jünger Gesellschaft on “Ernst Jünger und das Judentum”.

Thursday, 23 July, to Saturday, 8 August 2015, Deutsche Schülerakademie, Braunschweig: Sommerakademie on translatability with Jens Berger.

Friday, 19 June 2015, to Sunday, 21 June 2015, Geisa: Writing seminar for Junges Literaturforum Hessen-Thüringen.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7pm, Bar im Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main: Reading and discussion with Joshua Mehigan.

Friday, 12 June 2015, Bamberg: Reading with Tom Nolan from Meet Your Party.

Thursday, 4 June 2015, TU Dresden: Academic writing workshop.

Friday, 27 February 2015, 8pm, oqbo Raum für Bild Wort Ton, Brunnenstraße 63, Berlin: Meet Your Party.

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 4pm, Katie and Kim’s Kitchen, 39 Picton Street, Bristol: Book Launch Meet Your Party! With Tim, Chris, and custard tarts.

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 9pm, BBC2:War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme,” a BBC documentary in which I talk about Ernst Jünger.

Friday, 14 November 2014, 8pm, Meins Leipzig, Weißenfelser Straße 25, Leipzig: Book launch for Meet Your Party!

Monday/Tuesday, 10/11 November 2014, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main: user experience congress. NIMIRUM is one of the sponsors.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 6pm, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol: Sneak Preview “War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme,” a BBC documentary in which I talk about Ernst Jünger.

Thursday, 9 October 2014, to Saturday, 11 October 2014, TU Braunschweig: „Die Echtzeit technischer Beschleunigung und die authentische Zeit persönlicher Begegnung in Ernst Jüngers Tagebüchern“, paper at the conference, “Technische Beschleunigung — ästhetische Verlangsamung”.

Friday, 19 September 2014, Universität Duisburg-Essen: “Was ist ‘deutsh’? Heimat und Fremdheit in Gerhard Polts Man spricht deutsh“, paper at the conference, “Komik und Satire in Migrationskontexten”.

Monday, 8 September 2014, to Wednesday, 10 September 2014, University of Bristol: “Encounters — Notions and Practices.” An international conference, co-hosted with Margit Dirscherl.

Thursday, 31 July, to Saturday, 16 August 2014, CJD Braunschweig: “Humor: Poetik und Praxis”, summer academy at Deutsche Schülerakademie, with Jens Berger.

Friday, 11 July 2014, Bloomberg.com: Interview on football and the German nation.

Monday, 7 July 2014, to Tuesday, 8 July 2014, University of Durham: “Orientierungswirtschaft: Towards an Awareness Economy”, paper at the conference ‘Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities.’

Friday, 27 June, to Sunday, 29 June 2014, Schlitz (Hessen): Writing seminar for Junges Literaturforum Hessen-Thüringen.

Monday, 16 June, to Wednesday, 18 June 2014, BG/BRG Berndorf, Stadtbibliothek und Stadttheater Berndorf: Creative writing workshop on friendship.

Thursday, 12 June 2014, Universität Leipzig, Breitenfelder Schloss: “Orientierungswirtschaft”, paper at the workshop, “Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis”, supported by Martin-Schleyer-Stiftung and Heinz-Nixdorf-Stiftung.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014: Universität Leipzig, Research Academy: “Working Your Work”, One-day seminar on genres of academic writing for current PhD students of all faculties.

Friday, 11 April 2014: University of Manchester: “Ernst Jünger’s Encounters”, paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.

Friday, 4 April, to Sunday, 6 April 2014: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg: Meeting of the Stefan George study group.

Monday, 13 January 2014, 10am: University of Bristol | 17 Woodland Road: German Humour Workshop with pupils from Taunton’s Heathfield Community School.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013: University of Bristol | 43 Woodland Road: Ernst Jünger translation award ceremony honouring Nigel Cooper, Jack Davis, Iwona Luszowicz, Steve Laird, and Joseph Prestwich.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 1pm: University of Bristol | 17 Woodland Road: Panel discussion on the aftermath of the German elections with Debbie Pinfold, Mark Allinson and Jonas Langner.

Sunday, 13 October, 11am: Radio Galaxy: Interview with Katharina Sichla about Facebook.

1 to 5 October 2013: Research paper and discussion at Hoher Meißner / Burg Ludwigstein on the occasion of the 100 years of the Freideutscher Jugendtag auf dem Hohen Meißner (Wandervogel).

Friday, 9 August 2013, 10am: Deutschlandradio Kultur: Interview about literary journal, KRACHKULTUR.

Sunday, 5 May 2013, 3pm: Syke | Vorwerk: Reading with Michael Weisser.

Thursday, 6 March 2013, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: Fricker schlägt auf. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 6: Siri Hustvedt: Der Sommer ohne Männer.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: Fricker schlägt auf. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 5: Teju Cole: Open City.

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: Fricker schlägt auf. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 4: Jennifer Egan: Der größere Teil der Welt.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 9pm: Regensburg | Ostentor: Kinolounge conversation about the movie “Drive”. With Sascha Keilholz. Part of Heimspiel-Filmfest.

Monday, 26 November 2012, 6pm: Regensburg | Akademiesalon: Save Me! Freundschaft in Zeiten von Vernetzung und Vergewaltigung. Part of Heimspiel-Filmfest.

Thursday, 22 November 2012, Interview with Mittelbayerische Zeitung on literature and film.

Saturday, 10 November 2012, 8pm: Bremen | City 46: Deconstruct NYC. Multimediale Kunstnacht über New York City.

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 2pm: Maintal | Albert-Einstein-Schule: Literatur im Gespräch – Leser treffen Autoren.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 8pm: Bielefeld | Pfarrheim Heilig Geist: Lebenslinien. Über Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht, Manuel R. Goldschmidt und Claus Victor Bock.

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: Fricker schlägt auf. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 3: Don DeLillo.

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: „Fricker schlägt auf“. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 2: Paul Auster.

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 6pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: „Fricker schlägt auf“. Zeitgenössische Lektüre aus den USA. Teil 1: Jonathan Franzen.

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 3.45pm: Berlin | Auswärtiges Amt: Panel discussion on intellectual property as a human right, with Niva Elkin-Koren, Martin Ney, Stephan Haunss, Jeanette Hofmann, Peter Bradwell and Christophe Fricker.

Sunday, 9 September 2012: Nordwestradio: Christophe Fricker at Literaturzeit.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 6pm: Delmenhorst | Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg: “My place or yours? Stefan George and the questionable use of modern poetry.”

Wednesday, 29 August 2012: hr2: Christophe Fricker at Aktuelles Kulturgespräch.

Friday, 24 August 2012, 7pm: Maintal: 2. Hochstädter Lyriknacht der Horst-Bingel-Stiftung, with Franz Mon, Thomas Rosenlöcher, Safiye Can, and others.

Saturday, 28 July 2012, 20 Uhr: Munich | Schloss Nymphenburg: JETZT – Liederabend. First performance of Stephan Stiens’ composition based on Christophe Fricker’s poem „für Gisèle [Sieh in den beinernen Himmel]“.

Sunday, 8 July 2012, 10.15am: Potsdam | Fraenger-Haus: Book presentation Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich and Stefan George: Dichtung, Ethos, Staat. With Prof Bertram Schefold and Prof Wolfgang Christian Schneider.

Sunday, 8 July 2012, 1.45pm: Potsdam | Fraenger-Haus: Panel discussion on Wolfgang Frommel and Wilhelm Fraenger, with Dr. Christof Baier, Prof Stephan Bischoff, Dr Michael Philipp, Prof Betram Schefold and Prof Wolfgang Christian Schneider.

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 4.30pm: Delmenhorst | Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg: „The Flame of Eternity“. Panel discussion on Friedrich Nietzsche with Prof Krzysztof Michalski, Prof Barbara Hahn, and Prof Peter Trawny.

Sunday, 10 June 2012, 10.30am: Braunschweig | Senatssaal der TU Braunschweig: Das lyrische Ich und das lyrische Ihr in Stefan Georges “Der Krieg”.

Sunday, 13 May, 11.30am: Tosterglope | Kunstraum Tosterglope: Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich, book presentation.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 8pm: Karlsruhe | Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein: Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich.

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 7pm: Bremen | Zentralbibliothek Am Wall: Opening speech at Michael Weisser’s exhibition, “am:wort:ort”.

Saturday, 10 March 2012, 7.30pm, Bremen | bei Uwe und Silvia Kirsch: “Lyrische Direktverbindung Bremen — Brooklyn.” Part of Zwiesprache Lyrik Festival.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 7pm, Bremen | Stadtbibliothek, Zentralbibliothek am Wall: Bremer Buchpremiere, Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich.

Monday, 5 March 2012, 6.45pm, Radio Bremen TV: Christophe Fricker on chat show, Ansichten, with Dirk Meißner.

Saturday, 3 March 2012, 8pm, Frankfurt am Main | Goethe-Universität: Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich.

Friday, 24 February 2012, 8pm, Berlin | Tucholsky-Buchhandlung: Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich.

Friday, 3 February 2012, 8pm, Halle/Westfalen | Kultursalon, Kirchplatz 9: Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 11.45am: Rutgers University | 172 College Avenue: “Friendship with Benedict”? Beiträge zur Rettung eines missbrauchten Ideals. Annual Craig-Kade Lecture.

Monday, 7 November 2011, 2pm: Brandeis University | Shiffman Hall: Stefan George and Lyric Modernism.

Friday, 28 October 2011: Rutgers University | Zimmerli Museum: Cartoons in the Classroom.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011: University of Waterloo | HH 1108: Guttenberg to Google Street View: Germany Today as seen by its Cartoonists.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011: Duke University | Old Chem 119: The Poetry behind Operation Valkyrie: George, Stauffenberg, Hitler.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 11.45am: Rutgers University | 172 College Avenue: “But is it a novel?” Work-in-Progress presentation.

Friday, 19 August 2011, 8pm: Frankfurt | Literarischer Salon “Villa Orange”.

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8pm: Bremen | Kultur im Bunker (Berliner Straße 22c).

Saturday, 2 July 2011, 8.30pm: Hamburg | Warburg-Haus: “Stefan George hatte keine Angst vor Brüchen.”

Friday, 24 June 2011, 11am: Norwich | University of East Anglia: Panel Discussion with Jean Boase-Beier, Anthea Bell, and Jo Catling on W.G. Sebald.

Friday, 18 March 2011, 6.30pm: Café Puschkin, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 74. With Maike von Wegen and Sascha Lück.

Friday, 18 March 2011, 9.30pm: Galerie ARTAe, Gohliser Straße 3. Reading with Crauss, Ron Winkler, Björn Kuhligk, and others.

15 — 16 January 2011: Mostar | International University Center. Creative writing workshop around Stevan Bodroza’s production of Safet Plakalos’ drama on Sylvia Plath.

25 September 2010: Universität Frankfurt: “Stefan Georges Werkstatt.” Kreis aus Kreisen. Workshop.

Saturday, 29 May 2010, 9pm: Frankfurt am Main | Schauspiel Frankfurt, Chagallsaal. Part of literaTurm 2010. Frankfurt meets Leipzig. Reading and discussion with Clemens Meyer, Nadja Einzmann, Anke Stelling, Björn Kern, and Clara Ehrenwerth.

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 4pm: Leipziger Buchmesse: “Freundschaft in Zeiten der Mobilität.”

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 7pm: Galerie ARTAe. “Lyriknacht: Unser Girlandendenken.”

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 10pm: Moritzbastei, part of Lange Leipziger Lesenacht. “Larkin Terminal — Von fremden Ländern und Menschen.” With Philipp Tingler. Hosted by Oliver Reinhard.

Friday, 19 March 2010, 12noon: Leipziger Buchmesse: Embassy of Israel. Book launch, Märchenland — Die Brüder Grimm in Israel.

Friday, 19 March 2010, 4pm: Leipziger Buchmesse: “Ist Mobilität schon Leistung? Erfahrungen mit Studium und Lehre auf vier Kontinenten.” Event with HWTK students.

17 December 2009, 8pm: Wiesbaden | Antiquariat Wiederspahn, Webergasse 35. Larkin Terminal

16 December 2009, 8pm: Heidelberg | Antiquariat Stange, Mittelbadgasse 7. Larkin Terminal

15 December 2009, 8pm: Tübingen | Buchhandlung RosaLux, Lange Gasse 27. Larkin Terminal

26 November 2009, 5pm: Karlsruhe | Verleihung des Hermann-Hesse-Förderpreises.

10 October 2009, 7pm: Leipzig | Larkin Terminal Launch Party at Gohliser Schlößchen.

27 June 2008: IGRS London: “Reflections on the University in the Correspondence between Gundolf and Wolters.” Dem Elfenbeinturme geschworen, Gefällt mir die Welt. A Symposium in Memory of Claus Victor Bock 1926-2008.

Book presentation readings for Das schöne Auge des Betrachters:

17 June 2008, 8pm: Tübingen | Lesung im Literaturcafé

14 June 2008, 8pm: Heidelberg | Lesung in der Galerie Melnikow

12 June 2008, 8pm: Potsdam | Lesung im Wilhelm-Fraenger-Salon

7 June 2008: Universität Frankfurt: “Geheimes Deutschland als Paradox.” Workshop about Stefan George.

17 November 2007: San Antonio TX: “What to Make of a War: Untergetaucht unter Freunden as Pedagogy.” American Association of Teachers of German.

5 July 2006: University of Stirling: “The changing role of the prophet in Stefan George’s late works.” Poetry & Politics conference.

20 January 2006: Lancaster University: “The perception of the divine in Stefan George’s last works.” Reading Spiritualities conference.

13 February 2005: Forum für Kunst, Heidelberg: “Friedrich Gundolf – Friedrich Wolters. Briefwechsel von 1910-1925.” Reading with Ute Oelmann.

15 November 2004: University of Oxford: “Klänge der Wandlung. Stefan Georges Musik der Vorzeichen.” Modern German Graduate Seminar.

1 May 2004: University of Oxford: “Das Unheimliche des Weinens im Stern des Bundes (Stefan George).“ German Studies Seminar ‘Männer weinen heimlich. Masculine Sensitivity in German Literature’.

30 May 2003: Dalhousie University, Halifax NS: “Der ‘künder unkündbar’ – Abgrund und Terror in Georges Spätwerk.“ Canadian Association of University Teachers of German.

27 May 2003: Dalhousie University, Halifax NS: “Symbolist Motifs in Stefan George’s Algabal.” Différence et diversité conference.

28 February 2003: Acadia University, Wolfville NS: “Poetry, Friendship and the War. On Stefan George.”

24 November 2001: Rathaus Mainz: “Castrum Peregrini – Freundeskreis und Verlag in der Tradition Stefan Georges.“ Colloquium celebrating the 50th anniversary of Castrum Peregrini journal.

Conferences Organised

September 2014, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK: „Encounters: Notions and Practices”.

November 2009, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA: „Freedom Without Walls” celebrating the 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

April 2009, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA: „Translatable – Creativity and Knowledge Formation Across Cultures”.

May 2008, University of London, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, London, UK: „The Nameable and the Unnameable: Hofmannsthal’s Der Schwierige in Context”.

December 2000, Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin: „V. Trilaterales Oxford-Forum” with MPs and academics from Germany, the UK, and the U.S.

November 2000, Universität Freiburg: Dunkeldeutschland“ Festival celebrating the 10 years of German reunification.