Posts by Uwe Schütte

Uwe Schütte is a Reader in German at Aston University, Birmingham, and Privatdozent at the University of Göttingen. He is an expert on contemporary German language literature and pop music, and the author and editor of more than twenty books.

Philosophy & History

W.G. Sebald and the Natural History of Covid-19

The writer and academic W.G. Sebald (1944–2001) is considered one of the most important literary voices of the late 20th century. Less widely known is the pessimistic philosophy of history that underwrites his books: what might Sebald have said about Covid-19?

Language & Culture

How Kraftwerk Invented Electronic Music

When Kraftwerk released their album “Autobahn” in 1974, little did the band foresee that their very German brand of elektronische Volksmusik would change the course of pop music forever: their music of the future, made by machines, has become our reality today.

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