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Eurocentrism and Literary Contingencies

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School, a public panel discussion will take place on November 9. It will also be part of the annual conference on November 9 and 10.

News from Nov 06, 2018

The Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, jointly borne by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, there will be a public panel discussion entitled “Comp Lit Global: (Wie) kann die Komparatistik den Eurozentrismus überwinden?” ((How) can comparative literature overcome Eurocentrism?)” on November 9. Eva Geulen, director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin and professor of European culture and the history of knowledge at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Professor Russell West-Pavlov of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, and the literary scholars of Freie Universität Berlin, Professor Andrew James Johnston, Professor Susanne Klengel, and Professor Jutta Müller-Tamm, will address the developments in literary studies in the wake of postcolonialism and within the framework of debates on world literature. They will discuss whether and under what conditions it is possible to overcome Eurocentric perspectives in literary studies and which consequences this will have for the subject. Please register at fsgs@fu-berlin.de.

The annual conference on November 9 and 10 will be held under the tagline “Vielleicht. Formen literarischer Eventualität (Perhaps. Forms of literary contingency).” The participants will discuss modes of literary contingencies, paying particular attention to the future character of literature. Literary concepts of the world will be analyzed as forms of communicative action in which the productive relationship between reality and possibility is tested and the boundaries between fiction and factuality are discussed

The panel discussion and the annual conference will take place in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin (ICI Berlin).

Panel Discussion: “Lit Global: (Wie) kann die Komparatistik den Eurozentrismus überwinden?”

  • November 9, 2018, 7.30 p.m.
  • ICI Berlin, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Christinenstraße 18–19, Building 8, 10119 Berlin
  • Please register at fsgs@fu-berlin.de.

Annual Conference: “Vielleicht. Formen literarischer Eventualität”

  • November 9 and 10, 2018
  • ICI Berlin, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Christinenstraße 18–19, Building 8, 10119 Berlin
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