Events | Art Censorship

Berlin | May 12, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Literaturhaus Berlin


Commemorating the anniversary of the book burning
Villa Aurora and Literaturhaus Berlin cordially invite you to a program on:

Art Censorship in Germany in the 20th Century

The special significance of “art” for the German self image, as well as its -internationally- unique legal position, have turned the artistic processes and parliamentary attempts at regulating them, into societal hot spots and turning points. They mirrored and condensed cultural transitions, social restructuring and shifting political powers.
Prof. Peter Jelavich will elaborate on the censorship of art and its impact on state and society in the 20th century. His presentation is based on current research in the fields of literature, theater, fine arts and film.

Peter Jelavich is professor for modern history at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA). In his essays and books, such as Berlin Cabaret (1993) and Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture (2006) – he analyzes the reciprocity of elite and popular culture, the evolution of mass culture and media as well as the attempts by politicians at regulating culture in Germany.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the event is free of charge

Literaturhaus Berlin
Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin

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