Hermann Kurz (1813–1873) was a German poet, journalist and novelist and later university librarian of the University of Tübingen. He also translated works into German from a number of European language, for example Chateaubriand’s works or texts by Cervantes. To commemorate his 200th birthday, a three-day conference is being held in Tübingen at the end of November. The conference is interdisciplinary, focusing not only on Kurz’s literary and poetic works but also on the 19th century literary marketplace and the political and social background. For book historians, highlights of the conference will include papers by Dietmar Till (Tübingen) on censorship and journalism and Ute Schneider (Mainz) on Kurz’s publishers. The full program can be downloaded here and more information on other activities can be found on the blog.
Event: Conference on Hermann Kurz (28-30 November 2013)