Writing Brecht book launch
On 16 December 2014 the Writing Brecht project launched seven books by, and associated with, the project. The evening included readings and talks by the books’ authors, editors and translators, as well as a performance of some of Brecht’s dramatic scenes in new English translations.
Writing Brecht is an international research and translation project devoted to extending and developing the corpus of Brecht’s works in English, led by St Hugh’s Fellow Dr Tom Kuhn. It incorporates a major AHRC-funded project, ‘Brecht into English’, which proposes a parallel critical appraisal of the transmission of Brecht’s writings and ideas and a historical assessment of the reception of Brecht in the English-speaking world. The aspiration is to advance our understanding of the ways in which, not just Brecht, but foreign literatures in general and across the full range of genres, negotiate cultural difference. There will be major research publications, and the project will attract the triennial conference of the International Brecht Society to Oxford in 2016, the first time the IBS will have visited the UK. More information on the project can be found on the Writing Brecht website.