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Lecture series

Dürrenmatt’s Worlds: Literature, Law, Psychiatry and more

The University of Bern honors its alumnus: On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the Collegium generale offers an interdisciplinary lecture series in the Spring Semester of 2021. The series will explore multiple facets of Dürrenmatt’s oeuvre. Speakers include literary critics and philologists, a psychiatrist and a scholar of law, a dramaturgist and a writer, an art historian and a philosopher. The lectures will consider Dürrenmatt as a painter, the characters of his thrillers, the role of criminal law, failure as a motif, postcolonial reception, the presentation of his literary estate and the new edition of Stoffe.

Programm in German only