Upcoming Events

IVR World Congress 2019
The 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
Dignity, Diversity, Democracy
July 11, 2019 - Workshop Presentation
Ellen Hinsey “The Risk of Permanent Dictatorship”

Cultural Studies and Populism
University of Göttingen, Germany

January 30, 2019 - Panel
Ellen Hinsey - “Populists in Power”
Prof. Dr. Andrew Gross and Prof. Dr. Moritz Age.

No One Is An Island
23 November 2018

The Poetry Book Society /Time Productions / The Stationers Company Performance at The Guild Church of Saint Martin within Ludgate, London UK
”An evening of poetry and music for fractious times. Taking John Donne's theme of No Man Is An Island: 17th century metaphysical poets John Donne, Andrew Marvell and Katherine Philips through to 21st century modern poets Malika Booker, Ellen Hinsey, Hannah Sullivan and Judith Kazantzis. Music by Holly Cullen Davies.”

International Conference
Exile and Academic Freedom Today

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) 18-19 October, 2018
Presentation: "Threats to Academic Freedom in Eastern Europe? The Case of Poland” with Adam Krzywon (Department of Constitutional Law, Warsaw University)

Kings Lynn Literature Festival
September 30, 2018
Reading from: The Illegal Age (Arc Publications, 2018)

International Literature Festival
"Poetische Quellen 2018”
August, 2018
Readings from Der magnetische norden, with Tomas Venclova

American University of Paris, France
July 9, 2018
Reading, talk and book presentation: The Illegal Age (Arc Publications, 2018)

Poetry and Populism
University of Göttingen, Germany

International Symposium
July 12-14, 2018
Presentation: "Poetry and Populism: 
Divinatory and Destructive strategies of language"

University of Munich
Seminar: “All I have is a voice: poetry vs politics”

June 18, 2018
Invited author, discussion of The White Fire of Time and Update on the Descent

Arsenal Book Fair
Kiev, Ukraine

May 30 - 31, 2018
Poetry reading (from The Illegal Age and Update on the Descent) and presentation of Magnetic North in Ukrainian edition with Tomas Venclova

University of Łódź, Poland
May 11, 2018
Poetry reading (from The Illegal Age and Update on the Descent) and presentation of Magnetic North in Polish edition with Tomas Venclova

London Book Fair
April 10-12, 2018

Poetics of (mis)understanding
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

December 7-8, 2017
Keynote speaker
Rebellious Misunderstandings:
Cold War Poetics and Politics across the Divide

American Academy in Berlin
December 4, 2017
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)
Presentation: "Polish Populism, Constitutional Crisis and the Role of Civic Society"

Vilnius University
International Academic Conference Dedicated to Tomas Venclova’s 80th Anniversary / September 14-15, 2017
Presentation: "To Set the Time Aright: Truth and Atonement in Tomas Venclova’s Work" (September 14th) 

Town Hall - Vilnius, Lithuania
Launch of Magnetic North / Lithuanian edition - Nelyginant šiaurė magnetą: pašnekesiai su Ellen Hinsey
September 13, 2017

International Literature Festival "Poetische Quellen 2017
August, 2017
Reading from: Des Menschen Element (Update on the Descent, German edition)

Universität Göttingen
& Literarische Zentrum

May 3, 2017
Book presentation of Magnetic North / Der magnetische Norden (Suhrkamp, 2017) with Tomas Venclova and poetry reading (from The Illegal Age and Update on the Descent)

Des Menschen Element/Update on the Decent - Berlin Launch
Daad Gallery, Berlin
April 27, 2017
Book presentation of Des Menschen Element (German translation, Matthes & Seitz, 2017)
Reading (with the participation of Tobias Hagge, Ivana Sajko, Katharina Narbutovic Cello: Rolando Fernandez.)

Ludwig, Berlin
In dialogue with Laimonas Briedis
March 30, 2017

NaTo Theatre, Leipzig
Book presentation of Magnetic North / Der magnetische Norden (Suhrkamp, 2017) 
March 24, 2017

Leipzig Book Fair 2017
March, 2017

Lyrik Kabinett, München
March 20, 2017
Reading (Presentation of Update on the Descent/Des Menschen Element (Matthes & Seitz, 2017)

Universität Göttingen
February 10, 2017
Poetry reading in conjunction with the International Conference: 
"Cultures of US-American Conservatism"


Recent Links:

Das Zeitalter der Rechtswidrigkeit/The Illegal Age (The Tagesspiegel)

Deutschlandradio on The Illegal Age: Dialogue-Laboratory II

Poland's Illiberal Challenge:
History, State-Building, and Patriotism
A Dialogue with Rafał Pankowski


Other Recent Online Publications:

The Illegal Age (The Irish Times)

Internal Report
On the Rise of the Inconceivable

Internal Report
On the Principles of the New Logic (Conjunctions)

Update on the Last Judgement (Poetry)

Interdiction (Poetry)

Three poems: "The Hours in the Night Garden", "A Short History of Chance", "From the Book on the Nature of Things" (Poetry)


Previous Events

The Illegal Age: Dialogue-Laboratory II
DAAD Gallery, Berlin
January 17, 2017
(A text-dialogue event in collaboration with Nora Krall, composer)

Universität Göttingen
May 4, 2016
"Poetry, History and Witness"
A reading and presentation on art and politics

The Illegal Age: Laboratory I
Chez Köstlin
December 14, 2015
(A text-concept evening in collaboration with Nora Krall, composer
Lenka Möbius, Soprano, Marina Mitrovski, piano, Tobias Hagge and Katharina Narbutovic, readers)

St. George's Bookshop
December 10, 2015
(With Lance Olsen and S.D. Chrostowska)

Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
September 11, 2015
Reading from Update on the Descent and The Illegal Age
(A text-concept evening
with Lenka Möbius and Jeffrey Tarr, readers)

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
September 1, 2015
The Illegal Age
Reading (with Nora Krahl, composer)
DAAD Artists-in-Residence opening

Universität Bonn
May 12, 2015
North American Studies Program
(Lecture) "What Poetry Knows: Tyranny, Freedom and the Mystery of Art."

Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
March 20, 2015
Welttag der Poesie

Previous readings and lectures include:

Poetry International (Royal Festival Hall), The British Library (With Tomas Venclova), The University of London, The Wordsworth Trust-Dove Cottage, the BBC, The New School (New York), Poetry Now Festival (Ireland), Cuirt International Festival of Literature, The Dublin Festival of Literature, The Sligo Poetry Festival, The Arts Show/RTE (Ireland), The Sorbonne, The Pompidou Center, Shakespeare and Company, New York University in Paris, The Ecole Normale Supérieure, The Festival Franco-Anglais de Poesie, La Maison de la Poésie, TV5 (Paris); Giornata Mondiale della Poesia (Verona); the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, the University of Bonn and the University of Bayreuth and others.

DAAD Gallery, Ellen Hinsey,  Update on the Descent , Berlin, 2017 [ readers : K. Narbutovic and T. Hagge]

DAAD Gallery, Ellen Hinsey, Update on the Descent, Berlin, 2017 [readers: K. Narbutovic and T. Hagge]