Beginning in April, the ZfL will dedicate an important part of its efforts to its new ANNUAL TOPIC: »DIVERSITY«.

Contributions to the research into literature and culture: our ZfL BLOG


09 May 2017

Stellenausschreibung: 1 Stelle studentische Hilfskraft im FSP Lebenswissen

Am ZfL ist im Forschungsschwerpunkt Lebenswissen eine Stelle als Studentische Hilfskraft (41 Std. pro Monat) zu besetzen.
Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Mai 2017

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08 May 2017

New publication: Goethe um 1900

Around 1900 Goethe rises to be considered the most important author of German literature. This new reader examines the discourse-political and epistemological relevance of Goethe in the works of Dilthey, Simmel, Spengler, Gundolf, Kommerell, Lukács and Thomas Mann.

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20 Apr 2017

New publication: (Südost-)Europa. Narrative der Bewegtheit

This new publication, i.a. edited by ZfL colleague Tatjana Petzer, emphasizes the ambiguity of the term ›Bewegtheit‹ in literature and cultural theory as well as in literary, cultural and historic narratives of Southeastern Europe.

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01 Apr 2017

NEW on our BLOG: A post on Diversity (in the perspective of history of concepts)

Ernst Müller/Falko Schmieder: Diversität, begriffsgeschichtlich [in German]

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11 Apr 2017

NEW on our BLOG: Mona Körte's review of »Erste Erde. Epos« by Raoul Schrott

Mona Körte: RAOUL SCHROTTS »ERSTE ERDE. EPOS«. Die Geburt des Universums in einer untoten Gattung [in German]

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24 Mar 2017

NEW on our BLOG: Christina Pareigis's review of Abraham Sutzkever

Christina Pareigis: Der abwesende Gott. Abraham Sutzkever/Avrom Brudno: »unter dayne vayse shtern« [in German]

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The ZfL

The ZfL is a humanities institute for literary research in interdisciplinary contexts that draws from a cultural studies framework. Its methods also engage with the structural transformations within historical-hermeneutic subject areas that have taken place in recent decades. In contrast to the study of literature at universities, predominantly organized by nationality, the ZfL fosters a broad concept of literature, but also uses interdisciplinary tools to fundamentally question the etiology of various literary concepts, their potential for the future, and the relationship between literature and other arts or cultural practices. This is done in the four research areas History of Theory, World Literature, Knowledge of Life, and Tools of the Trade and Thought-Styles.

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30 May 2017

Panel discussion
Von Cervantes bis Renan. Perspektiven auf eine europäische Geschichte des Islam

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21 Jun 2017

Wednesday lecture / Berliner Seminar EUME
Michael Allan (University of Oregon): In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

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23 Jun 2017 – 24 Jun 2017

Annual workshop of the AILC / ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory

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23 Jun 2017 – 24 Jun 2017

Conference at the Haus für Poesie Berlin
Poesis – Polis – Praxis. Positionen lyrischer Zeitgenossenschaft

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27 Jun 2017

Lecture at the Museum für Kommunikation
Matthias Schwartz/Dirk Naguschewski (ZfL): »Du bist Deutschland«. Diversität als Werbeziel

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28 Jun 2017

Wednesday lecture
Ulrich Bröckling (Freiburg): Postheroische Helden. Ein Zeitbild

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29 Jun 2017 – 30 Jun 2017

Ethischer Idealismus oder charismatische Kulturkritik. Prophetische Politik in der Weimarer Republik

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11 Jul 2017

Lecture at the Museum für Kommunikation
Stephanie Eichberg (ZfL): Schockbilder und subversive Reklame. Werbekampagnen der anderen Art

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13 Jul 2017 – 14 Jul 2017

Joint workshop of the ZfL and the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association
Zeitschriften als Netzwerke. Perspektiven digitaler Erforschung und Darstellung

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09 Oct 2017 – 12 Oct 2017

7th International Summer Academy at the ZfL 2017
Genealogies of Diversity. Contexts and figurations of a controversial concept

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History of Theory

analyzes the genealogy of theory and develops innovative forms of historicizing it.

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World Literature

disusses the global interrelations of literature and its potential to shape the world.

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Knowledge of Life

investigates the knowlege of life in historical and interdisciplinary respects.

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Research Practices and Styles

gives our researchers a chance to reflect on practical issues in our in-house laboratory.

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