London, New York, Paris… and Bath: German literary exiles since 1790

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


Exile is as old as antiquity and as contemporary as this morning’s news. In Germany’s case, ‘exile literature’ has conventionally denoted the writings of refugees from Nazism; this talk, however, reaches further back, asking how German-language exile literature since the French Revolution – some of it written on our doorstep – might deepen our understanding of what it is to live in the ‘age of the migrant’ today.
Period17 May 2021
Held atBath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Structured keywords

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol


  • Exile
  • Migration
  • German literature