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Welche Rolle spielen die lebenslangen Anliegen Thomas Manns in der heutigen Welt? Inwiefern können die Literatur und die politischen Haltungen der Familie Mann zum Nachdenken über die drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit anregen? Migration und Exil, Geschlechterfragen oder politisches Engagement und Demokratie sind nur einige der Themen, die für die Gegenwart von großer Relevanz sind. Unsere Häuser organisieren regelmäßig eine Reihe von digitalen und analogen Veranstaltungen zu diesen Themen und darüber hinaus. Besuchen Sie unseren Veranstaltungskalender und tauschen Sie sich mit uns in einem internationalen Kontext aus.
#MutuallyMann is an interactive reading experience and a space for transatlantic conversation in times of social distancing and quarantine. We, the Thomas Mann House and the S. Fischer Verlag publishing house invited readers from all over the world to read Thomas Mann’s essay Germany and the Germans. The lecture was given by Mann right after the end of World War II at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles. He addressed Germany through the lens of his own experience and exile during the war.
The second edition of #MutuallyMann was an opportunity to re-read Mann’s thoughts against the backdrop of today’s transatlantic relationship and to share ideas, questions, images or favorite quotes on social media over the course of three days. Users could post their opinions, photos and comments in English or German on social media with the hashtag #MutuallyMann. The initiatives were accompanied by text and video contributions from writers, intellectuals and renowned Mann researchers. Check out our social wall to read all the contributions by our experts and see what was happening on #MutuallyMann.
#MutuallyMann 2 – Germany and the Germans. Find all contributions here.
Among the participants of the second initiative in November and December 2020 were the writers Olga Grjasnowa, Jagoda Marinić, Max Czollek and former Villa Aurora Fellow Juan Guse, music critic Alex Ross (The New Yorker), David Morris (Library of Congress) and Katrin Bedenig (Director of the Thomas Mann Archive Zurich), renowned Thomas Mann expert Hans Vaget (Smith College), the literary scholars Veronica Fuechtner (Dartmouth College) and Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (University of Tokyo), the German studies scholars Meike Werner (Vanderbilt University) and Kai Sina (University of Münster), as well as Thomas Mann Fellow and journalist Maria Exner (Die Zeit).
#MutuallyMann 1 – Mario and the Magician. Find all contributions here.
Among the participants of the first initiative in April 2020 were Tobias Boes, Professor of German and literary scholar; Adrian Daub, Professor of Literature at Stanford; Veronika Fuechtner, Professor of German; Elisabeth Galvan, Professor of German Literature; Morten Høi Jensen, author and critic; William Kinderman, acclaimed pianist and Professor at the UCLA; Friedhelm Marx, Thomas Mann Fellow and Professor of German Literature; Andreas Platthaus, Thomas Mann Fellow and head of literature and literary life at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Hedwig Richter, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History; Donna Rifkind, author of The Sun and Her Stars; Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, Kai Sina, Professor of German Literature; Katharina Sykora, Thomas Mann Fellow and art historian and Hans Wißkirchen, President of the German Thomas Mann Society.