Lecture Series 2018-19

Why Literary Studies Matter Now: Academic Practices in an Anti-Intellectual Climate

Mondays | starting October 15, 2018 | 6pm | Lecture Hall S 9 (Schloss)
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This year's lecture series, titled Why Literary Studies Matter Now: Academic Practices in an Anti-Intellectual Climate, opens up an interdisciplinary and international dialogue on the cultural and political role of literature in today's world, addressing issues such as "Realitie(s) in Literary Studies," "Factual Fictions," and "Political Correctness in Academic Discourse." 

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Program

15.10. Prof. Dr. Matei Chihaia (Wuppertal) Marcel Proust im Gulag: Literatur als Medium und modellbildendes System
12.11. Dr. Daria Tunca (Liège) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Portrait of the Artist as a Feminist Fashion Icon
19.11. Prof. Dr. Moritz Baßler (Münster) Literaturwissenschaft als Kulturpoetik der Literatur und Medien
03.12. Prof. Dr. Katja Sarkowsky (Augsburg) Fiction, Agency, and the Cultural Appropriation Debate
17.12. Prof. Dr. Barbara Winckler (Münster) ‚Neue Medien‘ und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche in der arabischen Welt: Ein transhistorischer Vergleich
07.01. Prof. Dr. Dirk De Geest (Leuven) Desiring Urgency once Again: Contemporary Dutch Literature as a Challenge
14.01. PD Dr. Markus Schmitz (Münster) Imagination und Flucht-Migration: Künstlerisch-literarische Kontrapunkte zur Fiktion des Faktischen
21.01. Prof. Dr. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (Münster) ‘The real is back’: Wirklichkeiten der Literatur(wissenschaft) heute

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