Alida Bremer (born 1959 in Split, Croatia) studied Literature in Belgrade, Rome, Münster and earned her PhD in Comparative Literature in Saarbrücken. Since 1986 she has lived in Münster and has been writing in German since 1993. She has published stories, poems and essays in German that have appeared in Albanian, English, Macedonian, Romanian, Dutch and Croatian. Her debut novel “Oliva’s garden” appeared in 2013 by Eichborn Verlag (paperback in 2017 by Ullstein Verlag, translations in Croatian and Macedonian), and she was awarded the Robert Bosch Stipendium for this work. The unpublished manuscript of the novel “Scenes & dreams” has been nominated for the Alfred Döblin Prize 2017; the novel will be published in 2021 by Jung und Jung. In 2019 she was Poet in Residence at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Mapping Mediterranean Ambiences
With this international project, with the involvement of artists, writers and scholars from other Mediterranean and European countries our project wants to “reconquer” culturally and historically significant places on the Mediterranean which are increasingly used and perceived almost exclusively for tourism. We imagine that with this “cultural resistance” we can draw attention to the gentrification and commercialisation of these places and counteract these developments. We also want to present the results of our encounters to a wider international audience.