Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des freien Falls

Summer is finally here: what better time for some reading breaks in the sun? For inspiration, The Glossa‘s German Editor Caroline Borowski reviews her favourite author’s final novel: Bilder deiner großen Liebe by Wolfgang Herrndorf: a perplexing, incomplete fragment that asks all the right questions about madness and happiness. Bilder deiner großen Liebe ist der Titel,…

Photo diary: Antalya, Turkey

We invite you on a walking tour of Antalya with The Glossa’s German Editor Caroline Borowski. Highlights include Antique buildings, plenty of tea, cats and the old meeting the new. Tip: take the historic tram into the city centre. Hadrian’s Gate (yes, the same one as up north). Famous trades in Antalya: pottery… … tapestry……

Is Charlemagne French or German?

The story of Charlemagne, the first sovereign of both France and Germany, is a rich one. In this article, Deputy Editor Sarah Jones looks at Europe’s development and progression with regards to Charlemagne’s rule.  Charlemagne (c.747-851 AD), (Charles le Grand or Karl der Große) has an ambiguous place in European history. Undoubtedly the greatest European…

O BNDES: “uma caixa-preta indevassável”

In this article, Edward O’Brien looks more closely at the Petrobras scandal that has recently gained a lot of attention both in Brazil and abroad, due to the international networks that have been implicated in the various investigations surrounding it. Here, O’Brien discusses more specifically the nature of corruption involved in the scandal and how…

Revolutionary Desire in ‘Le Mariage de Figaro’

One of France’s best loved plays is The Marriage of Figaro – praised for its comedic and romantic intrigue, as well as the crucial role it played in heralding the 1789 revolution. In this essay our French Content Editor, Sarah Jones, explores the politics of eighteenth-century drama through the character of Chérubin. Chérubin (left) hides behind Suzanne’s chair when the…