Lecture and Workshop: Anleitung zum Erlernen des Ungenauen. Die Leistung 'weicher' Theorien in den Geisteswissenschaften (Practicing Vagueness: The Merits of ‘Soft’ Theories in the Humanities) with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Bogdal at the Graduate School Practices of Literature (University of Münster)
The Graduate School Practices of Literature and the Promotionskolleg Literary theory as Theory of Society (University of Münster) will host a workshop with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Bogdal (Bielefeld) on the 21st and 22nd of November 2012. The workshop will be held on the topic “Practicing Vagueness: The Merits of ‘Soft’ Theories in the Humanities”.
This event includes a public lecture and a seminar for the graduate students of the GSPoL and PK LitG.
Public lecture: Wednesday 21st November 2012, 6 pm (Festsaal of the University of Münster)
Workshop: Thusday 22nd November 2012, 10 am – 3 pm, Klaus-Bender-Saal, J322 (Juridicum)
Literature presents a multilayered fabric within a complex system which itself operates on a multitude of levels and whose interrelations are impossible to map without exemplifying them. Currently, uncontested structural, causal of transformational models simply do not exist. ‘Soft Theories’ may fill the void, providing preliminary yet plausible explanations for particular aspects of this highly complex phenomenon we call literature, with all its historical representations and developments. Objections to theories surrender in the face of complexity, normative theories inevitably misses its mark.
27th November 2012, 18.00, Festsaal (Schlossplatz 5)