Katharina Raabe. End of the “Deep Concern”: Ukrainian Topic in Germany


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 18:00
Visual Culture Research Center (44 Hlybochytska Street (1st floor), Kyiv)

End of the “Deep Concern”:
Ukrainian Topic in Germany

Meeting with the editor of Suhrkamp publishing house Katharina Raabe

Visual Culture Research Center and Political Critique invite you to the meeting with German author and publisher Katharina Raabe, which will take place on Saturday, November 22nd at 18:00.

Events of the last year in Ukraine have influenced political consensus of Europe, as well as its intellectual life. In Germany, whose humanitarian politics is largely focused on the Eastern Europe, appeared public intellectuals, who “understand Putin”, on the one hand, and “discoverers of Ukraine” – on the other. In German public sphere “Ukrainian crisis” became not only subject to numerous media debates and political speculations, but also reason for redefining the experience of division, “reunion”, revolution, and civil resistance, particularly, in the context of recent 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. How does Ukraine arise in the German intellectual and media discourses? Who are Ukrainian public intellectuals in Germany? Which narratives are dominant in the public sphere?

Katharina Raabe – editor of one of the biggest German publishing houses Suhrkamp. In 2007 Katharina Raabe, who revealed Yuriy Andrukhovych, Serhij Zhadan, Lyubko Deresh, and Katia Petrovska to the German speaking world, received Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her promotion of Eastern European literature in Germany. Besides numerous publications of Ukrainian authors, Katharina’s newest book is “Euromaidan: What is at Stake in Ukraine”. At the moment she works on the book “Ukraine, Russia, and Europe”.

Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) was founded in 2008 for the purpose of creating the interdisciplinary platform for analysis of the Ukrainian post Soviet condition at the intersection of art, knowledge, and politics. Since its inception VCRC has organized over 150 debates, conferences and seminars with the participation of Ukrainian and international researchers, as well as nearly 20 art exhibitions.

Visual Culture Research Center (44 Hlybochytska Street, Kyiv)

Admission is free

Organization partner – Krytyka Polityczna


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