Women & War - The Politics of Life Writing: Spying, Treason and Antifascist Resistance

Locations
Arts Building - Lecture Room 4
Category
International, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Date(s)
Thursday 21st March 2013 (13:00-14:00)
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Description

Greta Kuckhoff was sentenced to death in 1943 for her part in an anti-Nazi resistance group called ‘The Red Orchestra’. Her sentence was later commuted to imprisonment and she was liberated by the Red Army in 1945. She spent the next thirty years working to commemorate the group’s antifascist resistance. 

This talk by Dr Joanne Sayner, Lecturer in Cultural Theory and German Studies, looks at her life writings (including letters, articles and autobiography) and how they challenged competing Cold War narratives which condemned the group as traitors or hailed them as Soviet spies.

Date: Thu 21 Mar, 1-2pm

Venue: Arts Building (R16 on map), Lecture Room 4 (First Floor)

Booking: Free admission, no booking required.

Organiser: Department of Modern Languages

This event is part of the University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival (Monday 18 - Sunday 24 March 2013). For full details of the festival programme, please click here.