2 August 2021
Statement on the occasion of 2 August 2021, Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma
Ursula Krechel studied Geman philology, theatre studies, art history and received her doctorate from the University of Cologne. Afterwards she was a theatre dramaturge. Since the 1980s, Ursula Krechel has taught many times, she was a visiting professor at Warwick University/England, and in 1989/90 she gave lectures on poetics in Vienna, which were included in the volume “Playing with the Father’s Body”. In 1991 she was writer-in-residence at Washington University St. Louis/USA, in 1993/94 poet-in-residence at the University of Essen, 1997-1999 visiting professor at the German Literature Institute at Leipzig University, 1998-2001 and again in 2008-2011 director of the Prose Workshop at the Literary Colloquium Berlin, 2002 Escriptora convidada in Barcelona, in the summer semester 2007 Research Fellow at Washington University St. Louis/USA. Ursula Krechel is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung in Darmstadt and Vice-President of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz.