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At the moment I am revising my homepage. All the contents and some new ones will be visible again bit by bit. Biggest change: This website is bilungual now.

A new feature: The website will be bilingual in German and English.

Herzlich willkommen auf meiner Homepage.


www.dirk-weil.de

On this and the following pages you can find out briefly what I do. I have provided additional information on the lectures and listed books and websites that are worth reading. In the Great Britain section you can learn more about English culture. Under the menu item About me/About me I will tell you more about myself.

I wish you good entertainment on this website.

Dirk Weil

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Lectures

I give lectures on topics that interest or inspire me. My topics come from these areas:

My focus is on English cultural history and classical modernism.

As far as possible, I incorporate multimedia sources into my lectures, which usually last about 90 minutes and are accompanied by a Power Point presentation. The lectures are aimed at a general audience and require no prior knowledge.

If you are interested in a lecture, write to info@dirk-weil.de.

Actually I only wanted to offer a review of the twenties. Under the current Corona conditions, however, I have come up with a few other ideas:

The plague in London in 1665/66 was one of the last great epidemic events in Europe. The plague has burned itself into the collective fear memory of Europeans like no other epidemic. What is interesting here is how people dealt with the pandemic at the time, without medical knowledge or even an understanding of how it was triggered.

The American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) spent almost her entire life in what is now called social distancing. At the same time, she kept in touch with the world through letters, to which she often added poems.

Digitisation has become much more urgent and topical - also because of Corona. This is then, for once, a lecture for which I also contribute my professional qualifications (software for archives, libraries, museums. https://www.axiell.com/de/

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Great Britain / Anglophilia

I have been fascinated by the English language, culture and literature since my first contact with it at school. That's probably why I did English Studies and History and University. Here I now offer some lectures on English topics and provide interested readers of this website with books and links.

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Books

For the individual lectures and on the page Read UK I have recommended books worth reading on the various topics, which you can order directly by clicking on the blue link (not from me, but from the bookseller genialokal.de). You can find an overview of all the books I have recommended on the bookshop page.

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Besides the preparation of the lectures, the operation of such a website is a rather extensive task. I therefore ask for your understanding if not everything is completed here at the pace one would wish. I hope you have a lot of fun anyway.

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