During Tanz in Bern, the «Blasphemic Reading Soirées» go where many novel characters end up: to the cemetery. From there and using a chapter from Elisabeth Bronfen’s monograph «Over Her Dead Body» we take a look at literature and other art forms – and focus on the relationship between artist and muse, or more precisely: the relationship between living author and dead woman. Why has the female corpse fascinated male authors, painters and directors for centuries? This evening of reading and listening together will enable an experimental and performative approach to the text.

“Blasphemic Reading Soirées” is a nomadic platform for contemporary feminism and a format that makes (queer) feminist texts publicly accessible while promoting a culture of debate.

Host of the evening: BRS (represented by Miriam Coretta Schulte, Saskia Läubli, Golnaz Hosseini)

Associate: Nane Boemke (Head of Prosthetics and Organization Clinical Anatomy, University of Bern)

Reading and discussion in German; English translation is possible.


Masks mandatory. Admission only with Covid certificate (Swiss Covid certificate or EU/EFTA Digital Covid Certificate) and official ID (ID, passport, driving license). Further information here.