Events | Lion Feuchtwanger. Reflections of a Cosmopolitan - Panel Discussion and Performance

Villa Aurora | December 9, 2023 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (PST)

On the occasion of the publication of Bin ich deutscher oder jüdischer Schriftsteller? Betrachtungen eines Kosmopoliten, Aufbau 2023 ("Am I a German or a Jewish Writer? Reflections of a Cosmopolitan"), editors Marje Schuetze-Coburn and Michaela Ullmann discuss Lion Feuchtwanger as a close observer and decisive opponent of national socialism. The volume comprises speeches and essays written between 1931 and 1949, some of which have never been published.



Asked whether he identified as German, Jewish, or as a citizen of the world, Feuchtwanger answered:

"I am a German writer,
My heart beats Jewish,
My thinking belongs to the world."


Josh Kun, USC Vice Provost for the Arts and USC Annenberg Professor and Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication

Oliver Jai’Sen Mayer, writer, professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, and Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives at USC's School of Dramatic Arts

Greg Hosharian, composer, conductor, and musician, on the Villa Aurora organ.

In cooperation with USC Libraries.

Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Free with RSVP.
Please register here.

There is no parking at Villa Aurora. Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 3:00 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park in the Topanga State Park Lot!


In cooperation with USC Libraries

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