Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 7.00 pm

Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zurich

www.literaturhaus.ch, phone: 044 254 50 00

The 3G rule applies – vaccinated, recovered, tested.
For admission to the event, we kindly ask you to show a valid Covid certificate together with a photo ID document.

Masks are required in all publicly accessible areas (stairwell, elevator, foyer, restroom).
The mask may be removed at the seat.

Professor Aleida Assmann

The reinvention of the nation

Die Wiedererfindung der Nation

Moderation: Gesa Schneider

In her book “The Reinvention of the Nation. Why We Fear It and Why We Need It” (C. H. Beck 2020), the winner of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and renowned cultural scientist Aleida Assmann examines the narratives societies use to define their past, future, and identity. She approaches the controversial concept in a nuanced way and with great care.

Professor Aleida Assmann

Literature and cultural studies scholar

The literature and cultural studies scholar Aleida Assmann (*1947) is professor (emerita) of English and general literature at the University of Konstanz. In addition to numerous works on English literature and the archaeology of literary communication, she is particularly concerned with the theme of memory and forgetting. Together with her husband, the Egyptologist Jan Assmann, she coined the term cultural memory. In 2018, Aleida and Jan Assmann were awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.