30 Apr 2024 · 7.00 pm

How relational reading disrupts the canon

Venue: online via Zoom

Lecture by Jeannette Oholi in the series #Vorzeichen. Whom, What, and How We Read hosted by the Goethe-Institut, moderated by Kyung-Ho Cha and Maha El Hissy

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Jeannette Oholi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College, USA. She completed her doctorate on contemporary Black European literature at Justus Liebig University Giessen. She is currently working on an anthology of Black German literature, which will be published by transcript in summer 2025. Jeannette Oholi also likes to move outside of universities and was involved in the Black Literature Festival Resonanzen in 2022 and 2023, among others. She is currently working on her post-doctoralproject focusing on anti-racism and literature.

Kyung-Ho Cha is a literary scholar and research team member in the project The Cartography of the Political Novel in Europe. His research focuses on contemporary literature in a (post-)migrant context, 18th and 19th century literature and classical modernism.

Maha El Hissy is an independent literary scholar and critic. In 2024, El Hissy will curate the event series #Vorzeichen [Accidental Portents] for the Goethe-Institut Northwestern Europe. She is editor of a forthcoming anthology on the art and literature of immigration to post-war Germany with Verbrecher Verlag.