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Poesis – Polis – Praxis. Positioning lyrical contemporaneity

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Conference. Poesis - Polis - Praxis.

Conference. Poesis - Polis - Praxis.

conference 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 ZfL in cooperation with the House of Poetry.

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. 

Please contact schwartz@zfl-berlin.org if you are interested in joining.

The event takes place in German, English and Russian, translations are available.



Friday, 23 Jun 2017

14:00–14:15     Welcome speech

14:15–15:30     Undocumentations. Forms of existence of poetic-nonpoetic 
                         Yevgenia Belorusets (Kiev), Kirill Medvedev (Moscow)

15:45–17:00     Trans-Positions: Translations between the lines and times
                         Dagmara Kraus-Cavaillès (Berlin), Norbert Lange (Berlin) 17:30–18:30     

                         The Tranny Tease (Lecture performance) 
                         Slavs and Tatars (Berlin)

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017

10:00–11:15     Ultra-Non-Realism: Poetry in times of post-factual public structures 
                         Igor Gulin (Moscow), Lea Schneider (Berlin)

11:30–12:45     Panoptic blinking. A draft of a text-internal counter-ideology
                         Andreas Bülhoff (Cologne) Galina Rymbu (Moscow)

13:00–14:00     Concluding discussion with all the participants

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

Haus für Poesie
Knaackstraße 97
10435 Berlin