Network Partners

Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), David Grossman (Israel), Boualem Sansal (Algeria), Herta Müller (Germany) und Beqë Cufaj (Kosovo) belong to our most important dialogue partners. Susan Sontag, who had the courage to stand for her message even in a burning Sarajevo, was involved in our project until her death in 2004, but remains for us a central figure of the “Cassandra principle”. Together with additional cooperation partners, these people form the core of a network that aims to open up and widen the “Cassandra principle” beyond the single project in order to encourage as many writers as possible to become active.

Project Team

Project Team Cassandra

Isabelle Holz, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wertheimer and Florian Rogge
(Photo: Bettina Flitner)

The project team periodically submits studies on the relation between literature and potential dynamics of violence in crisis regions, in cooperation with network partners such as Nobel Prize recipient Wole Soyinka, it prepares analyses of recent hot spots, organizes workshops with authors coming from these regions, and, together with writers, scholars, and journalists, it develops forms of bi- and multilateral cooperation.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wertheimer

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wertheimer, born 1947, studied German, English, and Comparative Literature, and History of Art in Munich, Siena, and Rome. After holding professorships in Metz and Bamberg, he was professor of Modern German and Comparative Literature from 1991 until his retirement in 2015 at the University of Tübingen.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wertheimer
Head of Project

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Isabelle Holz, M.A.

Isabelle Holz, born 1989, studied German and Comparative Literature, and History at the University of Tübingen. In 2015 she began her interdisciplinary doctoral project on the issues of language, text, and terror. Isabelle Holz is Lecturer at the University of Tübingen and Deputy Chairperson of the Network Terrorism Research.

Isabelle Holz
Research Assistant

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Florian Rogge, M.A.

Florian Rogge, born 1987, studied German Language and Literature, and Political Science in Hannover, Busan, Amiens, and Tübingen. From 2017 till 2018, practical trainee at the publishing house Konkursbuch; since 2016 participation in an editing project of the Lyrik Kabinett (Lyric Cabinet) in Munich, and begin of a doctoral project on German-language exile literature in Palestine/Israel and its relations to German post-war literature.

Florian Rogge
Research Assistance

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(Study Project Cassandra – Early Crisis Detection through Literary Analysis)
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