"On the value of old age"
Friday, 16 June
09.15 Volker Michels: On wisdom, the "vital resin of ageing" in Hermann Hesse.
11.00 Henriette Herwig: Age praise and age lament in Hermann Hesse´s poems and aphorisms.
The afternoon is at leisure.
21.15 Evening event: "Hours in the Garden" - monologue poem in six parts. With Matthias Schuppli (recitation) and Hans Martin Ulbrich (oboe and English horn).
Saturday, 17 June
09.15 Karl-Josef Kuschel: "The old man and his hands." Themes of old age and the style of old age in the late poetry of Hermann Hesse.
11.00 a.m. Ludwig Hasler: The Tragicomedy of a Stageless Age. Why Hermann Hesse´s ideal of old age has little appeal among today´s seniors ? and at what price.
15.30 h Young Hermann Hesse researchers present their work: Céline Burget: "Bereitschaft zu Sterben, Wille zur Wiedergeburt". Ageing as a process of cognition and self-sacrifice in Klingsor´s Last Summer.
Sunday, 18 June
09.15 Adolf Muschg: Synthesis and final lecture.
11.00 a.m. Farewell aperitif
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