Conference - Readings in House of Poetry, Berlin, Germany
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.
Conference - Readings
Undocumentations. Forms of existence of poetic-nonpoetic
Yevgenia Belorusets, Kiev
Kirill Medvedev, Moscow
Trans-Positions: Translations between the lines and times
Dagmara Kraus-Cavaillès, Berlin
Norbert Lange, Berlin
The Tranny Tease
Slavs and Tatars, Berlin
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, Moscow
Concluding discussion with all the participants
Haus für Poesie
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin, Germany
U2 Eberswalder Straße
Tram 12/M1/M10 Eberswalder Straße
The event takes place in German, English and Russian, translations are available.
The event is 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 Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin (ZfL) in cooperation with the House of Poetry