Saturday, April 18 at 18:00

Group 7.1: Literature

Even though there are many different new media, the book is still ”hot”. Books still belong to the most important media of our time, even though their relevance has often been questioned. Goethe once wrote “For what one has in black and white, one can carry home in comfort.“ So we still trust the written word as we trust no other medium – except perhaps for pictures. Human rights have always been a huge topic in literature. A good example for that is “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” written by Harriet Beecher-Stowe. The participants will look for traces of human rights in literature and discuss what literature can do for human rights. They are also encouraged to write some texts of their own, which they can present to a broader audience.