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Monday 27 June


Breakfast served for those staying at St Hugh’s

Dining Hall



Academic sessions in parallel

Session A: Brecht and the German Stage

Ho Tim Seminar Room

Martin Kagel: Walking the Dead: George Tabori's Reframing of ‘The Jewish Wife’

Gad Kaynar-Kissinger: Entfremdung instead of Verfremdung: Appropriation and Refunctioning of the Epic Theatre Theory and Practice in the New German Stage

Julia Schöll: Brecht's Political Heritage. Milo Rau's ‘International Institute of Political Murder’

Chair: Günther Heeg


Session B: Model Books

Maplethorpe Seminar Room

Freddie Rokem: The Invention of the Model

Ramona Mosse: Modelling Utopia

Nikolaus Müller-Schöll: The Castrated Schoolmaster

Chair: Marc Silberman


Session C: Brecht and Communism

Louey Seminar Room

Joseph Dial: Recycling Lenin’s The Imperialist War: The Struggle against Social-Chauvinism and Social-Pacifism

Sabine Hake: The Gestus of Communism

Kasia Szymanska: All That Brecht: Polish Quadruple Translation Against the Legacy of Communism

Chair: Stephen Brockmann


Session D: Recycling Poetry and Prose

China Centre Lecture Theatre

Michael Friedrichs: Brecht’s poems for children as seen by today’s kids

Helen Fehervary: Brecht and Nature: Recycling the Environment?

Markus Wessendorf: Hilary Mantel’s Brechtian (Re-)Vision of Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

Chair: Sylvia Fischer



Coffee and tea break

Wordsworth Tea Room



Academic sessions in parallel

Session A: Brecht als Recycler/Recycled

Ho Tim Seminar Room

Zbigniew Feliszewski: Der Künstler im Zeitalter der ludischen Kombinatorik. Zu Schlöndorffs Baal-Verfilmung

Paul Peters: Celan als Rekonfigurierung Brechts

Florian Vaßen: ‘Die Authentizität des ersten Blicks auf ein Unbekanntes’ – Bertolt Brechts und Heiner Müllers Fatzer

Ernest Schonfield: Enzensberger contra Brecht: Herr Zetts kritische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Herrn Keuner

Chair: Erdmut Wizisla


Session B: Brecht International 2

Louey Seminar Room

José de Ipanema: Brazilian Radical Theatre: Dialect of Images and Physical Actions

Beatriz Calló: The influence of epic theatre in Group Theatre of Sao Paulo

Chair: Steve Giles


Session C: Recycling the Visual

China Centre Lecture Theatre

Heidi Hart: From critical to confessional: ‘Sexual dependency’ re-imagined

Kris Imbrigotta: ‘Betrayal and Homage’: War Primer 2 and the Problem of Appropriation

Karen Leeder: Brecht after Brecht: Broomberg and Chanarin and the Politics of the Changeable Text

Chair: Carolin Duttlinger


Session D: Brecht and/in the GDR

Maplethorpe Seminar Room

Jan Berendse: Brecht and the Recycling of the Avant-Garde in the GDR

Friedemann Weidauer: Grosse Chance—Vertan: Urban Space in DEFA Films

Laura Bradley: Training the Audience: Brecht and the Art of Spectatorship

Chair: Sylvia Fischer



Lunch served

Dining Hall

(sign-up necessary)

Sprechstunde’: Brecht agents, publishers, editors and others will be available for consultation over lunch.



Keynote: Amal Allana

"Released into the Future: (Re)Claiming Brecht in India"

China Centre Lecture Theatre



Coffee and tea break

Wordsworth Tea Room



Roundtable discussion: “Political Theatre Today”

With Lyn Gardner, Simon Stephens, Di Trevis, Lisa Channer, and David Barnett

China Centre Lecture Theatre



Henrik Bromander and John Hanse: Violence & Learning

Violence & Learning is a performance that aims to make the convinced pacifist clench his fist and the stone-throwing activist stop to reconsider. Henrik Bromander and John Hanse are the creators of Violence & Learning, along with a group of artists who have come together to make this piece.

Mordan Hall

(Sign-up necessary, maximum 40 participants)

Please note: The audience will be standing and walking during the performance. The level of physical activity is similar to a museum visit or a city walking tour.



Gala dinner with cabaret from Sphinx Theatre

Maplethorpe Hall

Please note: drinks will be served at 7.30 and dinner at 8.00



Bar open

Wordsworth Tea Room