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

Davies, S. G. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


POSTPONED to May 2021
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.
Period18 May 2020
Held atBath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Exile
  • Migration
  • German literature

Structured keywords

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol