Narratives for Europe: Reading Room - Marc Hannemann

Marc Hannemann

(1981) studied History and Eastern European studies in Groningen and Berlin. He travelled the borders of Europe for NRC.next, and is co-author of the book Vals plat in de Oeral – een zoektocht naar de oostgrens van Europa. Today he Works as a historian, text writer and freelance journalist.

Imagining Europe: New Stories for the Old Continent

"Both proponents and critics of a united Europe continue to employ clichés, trapping themselves in their respective trenches. It’s time to imagine Europe in new ways, to broaden the debate, and to come up with an original story. ECF’s four-day eventImagining Europe was a small but ambitious attempt in this direction."

Thesenanschlag an die Brüsseler Kirchentür

(Nailing it to the Brussels Door)

"Man muss wahrscheinlich Hans Magnus Enzensberger und sein Werk schon ein wenig kennen, um bissige Satire und wahrhaftige Sorge in seinem jüngsten anti-EU Pamphlet von einander trennen zu können."

The following essay is a review by Marc Hannemann of Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s Sanftes Monster Brüssel, oder die Entmündigung Europas: "Man muss wahrscheinlich Hans Magnus Enzensberger und sein Werk schon ein wenig kennen, um bissige Satire und wahrhaftige Sorge in seinem jüngsten anti-Pamphlet von einander trennen zu Könne.

Spiegelpaleis Europa

"De imagologische blik op Europa is prikkelend en vernieuwend, al vliegt Joep Leerssen soms wat dicht bij de zon."

The following essay is a review by Marc Hannemann of Joep Leerssen’s bookSpiegelpaleis Europa. In Europhobic times of Us against Them, Leerssens apopulistic message offers relief. But the question remains: who really feels a strong personal bond with Odysseus, the Barber of Seville, or the Count of Monte Christo?

Marc Hannemann has also written Playing Stalin's Piano , a short graphic story you can read in our Comics section.  

Narratives for Europe Reading Room

We invite you to read the contributions from journalists, researchers, writers who are, as we, investigating and questioning European Narratives and their making in the present and the future.