Contribution to “55 Voices” by Prof. Dr. Heike Paul published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung

Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, holder of the chair of American Studies, especially North American literature and cultural studies (Video: Thomas Mann House)

In autumn 2019, Prof. Dr. Heike Paul was appointed a fellow for the Thomas Mann Fellowship 2020 and thus had the opportunity to participate in the series “55 Voices for Democracy”. The series ties in with the BBC radio speeches in which Thomas Mann addressed people in Germany and its neighbouring countries from his exile in California during the Second World War. By the end of the war, the Nobel Prize winner for literature had written 55 speeches and appealed to listeners to resist the National Socialist regime. The sponsoring association of the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles has taken up the idea of radio addresses again and is organising the series “55 Voices” with speeches for democracy, which are printed in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and broadcast by Deutschlandfunk.

Ms Paul’s article “In truth, as a woman I have no country” appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 10 August 2020. The video of her lecture has been available on Youtube since March:

Further contributions to the series: