"Literary play with the sexual taboo" Baltic Sea Baroque (II) - theater, occasional poetry, hymns

6/18/24 in Greifswald

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Lecture by Walter Baumgartner


"Literary play with the sexual taboo" Baltic Sea Baroque (II) - theater, occasional poetry, hymns

Lecture by Walter Baumgartner

The new book by Greifswald Scandinavian Walter Baumgartner is about a theater scandal in Wolgast in 1606 and a Swedish surveyor writing poetry in Stralsund, about the marriages and deaths of German printers in Copenhagen, about Cole Porter's baroque parody "Birds do it,/ Bees do it,/ Let's do it,/ Let's fall in love".
Low German and Latin wedding poems in Pomerania are examined, as well as the flood of tears in the translation of a Rostock devotional book by a Norwegian poetess and Sibylla Schwarzen's fight against envy in Greifswald. The great fire in Copenhagen in 1728 also gave rise to comparisons with Sodom and Gomorrah, because people preferred to go to the theater rather than to church...
You are cordially invited to an entertaining journey through time to the Baltic Sea Baroque and occasional poetry!

Information about the book: Walter Baumgartner: Baltic Sea Baroque (II). Theater, occasional poetry, hymns, LIT Verlag, Berlin 2023, 403 pp.

Walter Baumgartner last worked at the University of Greifswald. In 2016 his anthology "Keusche Liebes-Brunst. Baroque wedding poems in Pomerania 1599 to 1790". For many years, he was involved in the organization and implementation of the "Nordischer Klang" festival in Greifswald.

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  • Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 clock
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Bahnhofstraße 4-5
17489 Greifswald

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