Tom Franklin “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” – Online Reading Tour 2023

Live readings with Q+A with Tom Franklin, University of Mississippi. Since 2019, the award winning novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is the compulsory reading for the topic of “The Ambiguity of Belonging” in the Abitur in Baden-Württemberg. Tom Franklin visited Baden-Württemberg multiple times since then and was greeted with outstanding curiosity and enthusiasm. Keen to […]

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Journey through the Cultural Landscape of Mississippi

Zum Abitur-Schwerpunktthema “The Ambiguity of Belonging” Talk by Jessica Strain, d.a.i. Tübingen Chabot, a quiet rural town in Mississippi becomes the site of a mysterious murder. The “gentle weirdo” Larry Ott is quickly determined to be the suspect, but did he really commit the crime? Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, written by Tom Franklin – who has been […]

Building a Sense of Belonging in Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino

Zum Abitur-Schwerpunktthema “The Ambiguity of Belonging" Talk with Grant Nichols, d.a.i. Tübingen Set in Highland Park, a neighborhood in the north of famed “Motor City” Detroit, Gran Torino (2008) explores the intercultural and intergenerational conflict between war veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) and Hmong teenager Thao (Bee Vang). At the heart of the movie is the […]