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Communications from the IBS

The IBS journal has shifted from a print publication to a freely accessible online journal / blog.  Click here to see our new internet presence, updated about every 3 months!

https://e-cibs.org/

New Brecht books 

Reinhard Müller (Hg.), Bettina Nir-Vered (Hg.), Olga Reznikova (Hg.), Irina Sherbakowa (Hg.),
Carola Neher: gefeiert auf der Bühne, gestorben im Gulag. Berlin: Lukas Verlag, October 2016. http://www.lukasverlag.com/programm/titel/432-carola-neher.html

Bertolt Brecht, Me-ti: Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things, trans. and edited by Antony Tatlow (London: Bloomsbury, July 2016) http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/bertolt-brechts-me-ti-9781472579164/

Joel Schechter, Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole (Exeter UP, 2016) http://www.exeterpress.co.uk/en/Book/817/EighteenthCentury-Brechtians.html

"Rethinking Brecht", a special issue of German Life and Letters, 69.2 (April 2016), available from Wiley Blackwell

Bertolt Brecht, The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar, trans. Charles Osborne (London: Bloomsbury, 2016) http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-business-affairs-of-mr-julius-caesar-9781472582720/

Questions about English-language performance rights of Brecht's plays? Click here for more details.

Drama Online is a new portal for Internet access to the works of major playwrights, including Bertolt Brecht in English translation.  For information, see:
http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
For the 40+ selections by Brecht:
http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/playwrights/bertolt-brecht-iid-12335

Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography
Check this new website with over 2900 entries if you are looking for Brecht's plays, poems, songs, stories, or essays in English translation: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/BrechtGuide/

The digital Brecht Yearbook, vols. 1-35 (1971-2010) / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch digital, Bd. 1-34 (1971-2009)http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/German.BrechtYearbook

KURT WEILL FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM – Deadline 1 November
The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives. For more information and guidelines, see: http://www.kwf.org/pages/grants-a-prizes.html
or call New York City: (212) 505-5240

 

Announcements

The IBS at the GSA Conference ( Oct. 2017)
The IBS is soliciting papers for the annual conference of the German Studies Association, 5-8 October 2017, in Atlanta. The topic: “Long Live Lenin”: Brecht and the Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
Send abstracts of 250 words by 7 February 2017, to Benjamin Robinson: bbrobins[a]indiana.edu, and to Stephen Brockmann: smb[a]andrew.cmu.edu.
All presenters at the GSA conference must become GSA members by February 15, 2017. Download the CfP here.

The IBS at the MLA Convention (Jan. 2018)
The IBS is soliciting papers for the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, 4-7 January 2018, in New York City.  The topic: "Brecht in the Middle East."
Send abstracts of 200 words by 10 March to Ela Gezen (egezen [a] german.umass.edu) and Hatem Akil (hatem [a] akil.org).  All presenters at the MLA convention must become MLA members by 7 April, 2017. Download the CfP here.

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 40 (2015) appeared in December 2016.
For the Table of Contents click here.
IBS members and subscribers who paid dues in 2015 automatically receive this volume. Others can order the volume from the publisher, Camden House:
https://boydellandbrewer.com/the-brecht-yearbook-das-brecht-jahrbuch-40-pb.html

IBS Election
Every two years elections for the steering committee of the International Brecht Society take place. The nominees for 2016 and 2017 have been elected: Alle zwei Jahre findet die Wahl des Vorstands der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft statt. Die Kandidatenliste für 2016 und 2017 wurde gewählt:

President: Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Vice President: Günther Heeg (Universität Leipzig, BRD) 
Co-editors of 'Communications': Jack Davis (Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri) and Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington) 
Secretary/Treasurer: Paula Hanssen (Webster University, St. Louis, USA) and Sylvia Fischer (University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida)

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