The Tübingen Poetics Lectureship project is supported by the Würth Foundation and the events are funded by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau. It has been based in the German Department at the University of Tubingen since 1996, and directed by Prof. Dr. Dorothee Kimmich since 2005. Once a year – usually in November - two authors are invited to give lectures, seminars, and workshops for students at the university. Authors such as Christoph Ransmayr, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Kehlmann, Juli Zeh, Feridun Zaimoğlu, Ilija Trojanow, Péter Esterházy, Terézia Mora, Lars Gustafsson, Ruth Klüger, Susan Sontag, Amos Oz, Herta Müller, and Günter Grass have taken part in years past.
The Würth Prize for Literature is also announces over the course of the Poetics Lectureships. The invited lecturer selects a new topic for the award each year.
The Poetics Lectureship is open for anyone interested, and sees itself as a forum for cultural exchange between authors, students, teachers, and the broader public in Tübingen and the region.
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