Reading the Baltic / Die Ostsee lesen
13. - 16. September 2018
International Literature Conference and Reading Festival for the Baltic Region

On the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the Hanseatic city of Rostock and in a time of new tensions, the Baltic sea region is being reintroduced as a common cultural space: in readings, an international conference, an anthology and a multilingual online library, the open access Virtual Baltic Sea Library, will produce, present and discuss an intercultural Baltic literary canon.

“Reading the Baltic” - grant-aided by Kulturstiftung des Bundes - will bring together writers, translators, scholars, and the public to discuss the significance of the region and its cohesion in an increasingly complex Europe. Does a mutual regional identity exist beyond historical and current conflict and national boundaries? How are literature, identity and nationalism related?

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Project management:    Ulrika Rinke, Ralph Kirsten, Reiner Mnich (Literaturhaus Rostock e.V.)


Artistic management:    Klaus-Jürgen Liedtke (Forum Mare Balticum e.V.)