Conversion in Literature

A new episode of the video series “Religion and Politics – Research Projects in Focus“

When people change their beliefs or their worldview, this conversion is often reflected in literary texts. Literary scholar Prof. Dr. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf has done research on many conversion stories of this kind. They can often be found in autobiographical texts – from different centuries. The literature of the modern age also describes conversions. The researcher detected – despite increasing secularisation – a new orientation towards religious topics in the German contemporary literature, as she relates in this episode of the video series Research projects in Focus. The film gives insight into her research project “Conversion in Literature” at the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of Münster University. (maz/vvm)


Title: “Conversion in Literature – Prof. Dr. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf“
Series: Religion and Politics – Research Projects in Focus
Production: Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics“, Centre for Research Communication
Concept: Viola van Melis, Martin Zaune
Camera, Sound and Editing:
Daniel Huhn
Production date: 2017