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Conference Program: Poesis - Polis - Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity

Poesis - Polis - Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity
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

Friday 23.06.2017

14:00-14:15 Welcome speech
14:30-15:30 Undocumentations. Forms of existence of poetic-nonpoetic
Yevgenia Belorusets, Kiev
Kirill  Medvedev, Moscow
15:30:-15:45 Break
15:45-17:00 Trans-Positions: Translations between the lines and times
Dagmara Kraus-Cavaillès, Berlin
Norbert Lange, Berlin

17:30-17:30 Break
17:30-18:30 The Tranny Tease
Lecture performance
Slavs and Tatars, Berlin

Saturday 24.06.2017

10:30-11:15 Ultra-Non-Realism: Poetry in times of post-factual public structures
Igor Gulin, Moscow
Lea Schneider, Berlin
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:45 Panoptic blinking. A draft of a text-internal counter-ideology
Andreas  Bülhoff, Cologne
Galina Rymbu, Moscow
12:45-13:00 Break
13:00-14:00 Concluding discussion with all the participants

Haus für Poesie
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin, Germany

Public transportation:
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

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