Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00pm
Pelletier Library, Collaboratory
520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335
Max Kade Foundation 2019 Writer-in-Residence Asmus Trautsch will discuss the role of the Anthropocene (the geological age of human dominance), mainly evident in climate change and mass extinction, in contemporary literature written in German at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Pelletier Collaboratory. He will focus particularly on poetry, focusing on literary creation of awareness for values and losses, for risks imposed by modern societies on the whole globe, and for the need to change the relationship of civilization to its natural conditions. This English language program will appeal to a wide audience, including those interested in poetry, philosophy, environmental issues, and, of course, German language and literature. A catered reception will follow.