“Restoration of the ‘Abendland’? Images of Europe in Exile” Lecture by Prof. Friedhelm Marx, Universität Bamberg


Location: Max Kade Seminar Room (128 Decio) (View on map )

This lecture outlines the debates on Europe among writers from the Weimar Republic to the exile of the 1940s. The widespread hope in literary circles for a politically united Europe was plunged into a serious crisis by the Nazis' policy of conquest and Germanization. In American exile, under the impression of U.S. democracy, the ideas for the future of the European continent had to be revised: the lecture throws some spotlights on the renewed visions of Europe by Thomas Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hans Rauschning, and Erich von Kahler, among others.