Summer School Transformations of Literature, Knowledge, and Media

Transformations of Literature, Knowledge, Media

Summer School 2017 of the thematic network “Literatur – Wissen – Medien” and the PhD-Net “Das Wissen der Literatur”


INTRODUCTION

For some time now, questions about the classification and function of transformation processes have given rise to a number of different research approaches and networks within the humanities and social sciences which share the common assumption of a fundamental changeability and processuality of epistemic, social, and cultural practices, objects, and institutions. Especially from the point of view of constructivist epistemologies, a particular interest is placed on the aspect of form implicit in the concept of transformation, understood for its part as dynamic and process. In the concept of form at the basis of this reflection, quite often a dualism of content-oriented and formalistic positions is in effect, which is part of a tradition of hylomorphic aesthetics extending to Kant’s formalism.

The 2017 Summer School of the thematic network “Literature – Knowledge – Media” inquires about transformations from a dual perspective: form is of interest here on the one hand as a literary-aesthetic category; on the other, it should also be made productive for a description of social processes and cultural practices of meaning – for instance, with respect to the genesis of knowledge or the emergence of social or linguistic orders. Starting from these perspectives, practices of formation and trans-formation should be examined from four different angles:

 

1) Form and Knowledge

2) Form and Life

3) Form of the Social

4) Form and Media


SCHEDULE

July 22, 2017

Form and Life

14.00-17.00
Introduction: Joseph Vogl (HU)

Reading/Seminar with Eva Geulen (ZfL / HU): Canguilhem, Die Erkenntnis des Lebens

Andrea Krauß (NYU): „Bildung transformieren: Hannah Arendts Rahel Varnhagen-Projekt 1930-1959“ (Research Report)

17.30-19.00
Doctoral Projects
– Dominik Zechner (NYU): „Forms of Survival (Überlebensformen)“
– Bernhard Stricker (HU): „Literarische Form und Lebensform“

19.30-21.00

Andreas Weber: „Enlivement. Eine Kultur des Lebens. Versuch einer Poetik für das Anthropozän“ (Book Reading and Discussion with the author)

July 24, 2017

Form of the Social

 10.00-13.00:
Reading/Seminar with Ulrike Vedder (HU): “Transformationen von Familie und Geschlecht”

Paul Fleming (Cornell): „Anecdotes and the prose of politics“ (Research Report)

 

14.30-16.00
Doctoral Projects
– Marius Reisener (HU): „Meta-Morphose. Zum Formbegriff in der Theorie des Bildungsromans um 1800“
– Adrian Renner (Yale): „Biographische Fiktion und Zeit des Erzählens: Narrative Formgebung im Roman vor 1800“

 

16.30-18.00
Rüdiger Campe (Yale): Research Report

July 25, 2017

Form and Media I

10.00-13.00

Reading/Seminar mit Ethel Matala de Mazza (HU): „Remediations“

 

Stephan Porombka (UdK Berlin): Research Report

 

14.30-16.00

Doctoral Projects

– Leigh York (Cornell): „The Aesthetics of the Episode: Seriality and the German Novel, 1780-1900“

– William Stewart (Princeton): „The trilogy of radio essays“

 

16.30-18.00

Book Reading by Philipp Schönthaler

July 26, 2017

Form and Media II

10.00-12.00

Tanvi Solanki (Cornell): „Tonbildung“: The Emergence of Cultural Acoustics ca. 1750-1800″  (Research Report)

 

Elisabeth Strowick (NYU): „Sea-change: Szenische Transformation in Literatur und Psychoanalyse“ (Research Report)

 

13.30-15.00

Doctoral Projects

–       Raphael Koenig (Harvard): „Willenskurven“: Psychopathologie und gestische Spontaneität in Hans Prinzhorns Bildnerei der Geisteskranken (1922)

–       Regina Karl (Yale): „Poetiken der Hand: Valéry, Focillon, Benjamin“

 

15.30-17.00

Steffen Martus (HU) und Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld): „Theoretisieren als Praktik der Formierung von epistemischen Gegenständen (Research Report)

July 27, 2017

Form and Knowledge

10.00-13.00:

Reading/Seminar mit Joseph Vogl (HU)

 

John Hamilton (Harvard): „Morphogenese nach Aristoteles“ (Research Report)

 

14.30-18.00

Doctoral Projects:

–       Uta Sommer (HU): Atomisierungen und Kontaminierungen -Die post-katastrophalen Textlandschaften Arno Schmidts

–       Jermain Heidelberg (Harvard): „Logiken und Techniken des Sammelns“

–       Christine Schott (Cornell): Paul Celan’s Readers: Hermeneutic and Philological Practice during the Goll Plagiarism Affair

Venue:

 

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät II
Institut für deutsche Literatur

 

Dorotheenstraße 24
10099 Berlin

Room 1.201

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