May, 2021

30may20:0022:00Event OverVirtual EventDeviations. Books - Culture - Kinks: The Sorrows of Young WertherAddie, Daniel Apikoros, Georg Barkas20:00 - 22:00 Facilitator: Karada House Category:book club,About Sexual Identity / Day 2Format:workshop,discussion




(Sunday) 20:00 - 22:00



Event Details

Kink does not exist in a vacuum. In Deviations, hosted by Karada House, Apikoros and Barkas will discuss historical and contemporary texts that have shaped kink, sexuality, and our understandings of ourselves. 

Each episode consists of a 120 minute-ish unscripted conversation. It is not expected that the audience will have read the texts in advance. Each session is designed to summarize as well as discuss in-depth the text, the sources it draws from, and how the text relates to our contemporary lives.

Apikoros and Barkas will be joined by Addie who will serve as moderator and direct questions from the audience. 

Episode 8: The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We will approach Goethe’s book from the framework of its influence on understanding what desire is and how the book normalized desire “beyond the normal” – i.e. kink.

Content Warning: This book contains and is (in)famous for its treatment of suicidal ideation/suicide which could potentially trigger suicidal thoughts/ideation (this phenomenon is also coined “Werther effect” after this book).


Event Details

Date & Time: May 30th, 2021, 8-10pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: book club / discussion


Language: English

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Class recording: Yes. Participants will not be recorded.



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