15:00 - 20:00
Elisabeth-List Fellowship Research Group "Intimate Readings"; co-hosted by Karl-Franzens-University Graz (KFU) and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Anmeldung bis 11.01.2021, 14:00
Lecture and Symposium / Elisabeth-List Fellowship Research Group "Intimate Readings"
January 15, 2021, 3-8 pm:
The book project combines fundamental theoretical observations on the role of affect and emotion in narrative texts (literature, film, art, performance, mass media) with analyses of specific genres, time periods, and different geopolitical contexts (from North America, to Southeastern Europe to East Asia) and brings them into dialogue with literary and artistic engagements (poetry, personal essays, comics).
During the symposium, the editors and some of the contributors will discuss the overarching questions addressed in the book, such as the power of narrative, the construction of subjectivities of gender and sexuality, and the role of affect in times of crisis. Finally, a roundtable discussion will investigate what makes up a public, what governs dominant discourses, and in how far and in what ways counterpublics can be created through narrative.
Perspectives on Affective Worldmaking: Presentations by Heike Paul (FAU), Silvia Schultermandl (KFU), Dijana Simic (KFU), Si Whybrew (KFU), and Jana Aresin (FAU).
Roundtable Discussion: Finding a Way Out? Affective Possibilities in Times of Crisis.