Conference at the Haus für Poesie Berlin
23 Jun 2017 – 24 Jun 2017

Poesis – Polis – Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity

Venue: Haus für Poesie, Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, 10435 Berlin
Research project(s): Affective Realism

A conference organized by the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies and the Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative and Comparative Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the ZfL in cooperation with the House of Poetry.

What is the task of poetry today? In times of hybrid cultures, nationalistic identities and digital post-factuality, the question of the social position of aesthetic practice should be considered in its all gravity.
To answer contemporary questions of the late-modern world demands a new poetic processing. Poesis and Polis are finding themselves in a conflicting field between „to make“ and „to be made“, a relation that will be revisited and critically examined.
Together with Slavic Studies scholar, literary scholar and translator Georg Witte, and on the occasion of his 65th birthday the conference is throwing a glance at the positions of lyrical contemporaneity.
Poets and scholars are invited to negotiate a possible (self) localization of contemporary poetry between poetic and political, individual and collective, past and present, private and public.

Please contact if you are interested in joining.

The event takes place in German, English and Russian, translations are available.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Welcome speech

Undocumentations. Forms of existence of poetic-nonpoetic 
Yevgenia Belorusets (Kiev), Jeffrey Yang (New York)

Trans-Positions: Translations between the lines and times
Dagmara Kraus-Cavaillès (Berlin), Norbert Lange (Berlin)
The Tranny Tease (Lecture performance)
Slavs and Tatars (Berlin)

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Ultra-Non-Realism: Poetry in times of post-factual public structures
Igor Gulin (Moscow), Lea Schneider (Berlin)

Panoptic blinking. A draft of a text-internal counter-ideology
Andreas Bülhoff (Cologne) Galina Rymbu (St. Petersburg)

Concluding discussion with all the participants