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  1. Rubrik: CfP/CfA Veranstaltungen
    Deadline Abstract: 31.12.2019
    Aesthetics in the Long Eighteenth Century
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    The annual conference of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism, Södertörn University (Stockholm), 11-12 June 2020 The SGIR welcomes papers on all aspects of aesthetics including conceptions of art, the significance of the fine arts, the nature of beauty, and forms of the sublime. Within the long eighteenth century, we are interested in everything from the influence of early and mid-century theorists (e.g. Baumgarten, Moritz, and Winckelmann) on the Idealists and Romantics, to more...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur aus Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz,  Literatur und andere Künste,  Literatur und Philosophie , und 2 weitere
    Erstellt am: 27.09.2019
  2. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Södertörn University Stockholm
    The voice of conscience; Shakespeare, imagination and judgment
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    The idea that we may be beset by an inner voice of conscience has been negotiated in philosophy and literature over the centuries. This book project, which builds on articles and lectures written by myself during the last few years, offers a new perspective on this notion. The study observes the close relation between the experience of conscience and aesthetic expression, pointing to the role of imagination for the development of ethical and political judgment. Observing the impact of theater...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur und Philosophie,  Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  3. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Södertörn University Stockholm
    Nabokov´s Spine
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    During his tenure at Cornell, Vladimir Nabokov liked to exclaim: “Let us worship the spine!” Setting out from this exhortation, the study considers his œuvre in a dual regard, encompassing both the “spine-thrill of delight” that the reader should experience and the conscience suggested by having a spine. If enchantment signals an affection for world and language, virtue implies an interest in moral dilemmas. Examples abound of how the two aspects cannot be conceived of independently. Of defining...

    Forschungsgebiete Erzähltheorie,  Stoffe, Motive, Thematologie,  Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  4. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    The Production of Paradise. The role of travel literature in the discursive construction of the South Sea as utopia on Earth
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    This project sets out to understand how travel literature translates and mediates accounts from and of the world – from one local setting to another, and over time. It is, more specifically, concerned with Western travel writers’ persistent and persuasive accounts of life in the South Seas as ‘Paradise on Earth’. For 250 years, Western travel writers have travelled to the South Seas, found it to be ‘Paradise’ and written home about it. With this study of both a genre and a profession I seek...

    Forschungsgebiete Australische/Ozeanische Literatur,  World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Reiseliteratur
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  5. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    The Contemporary Russian Cosmopolitans
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    During the Post- Soviet period Russian culture has re-entered a common globalized space. The traditional dichotomy of Russia vs. the West which characterized Russian cultural dynamics has entered a new phase marked by the re-evaluation of the notion of exile, or émigré literature. Authors (and chosen works) studied here belong to three generations of Russian cosmopolitan writing beginning with Nabokov and Brodsky, both regarded as precursors by younger Russian writers: Vladimir Nabokov’ s...

    Forschungsgebiete Osteuropäische Literatur (Baltikum, Russland, Ukraine),  World Literature/Weltliteratur
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  6. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Language and Literary Worldmaking in Southern Africa: The Case of Little Magazines
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    The titles of literary journals in southern Africa tell an interesting story. We have, on the hand, all those irreducibly local and vernacular names: Voorslag (Durban 1926-1927), Izwi (Johannesburg 1971-1974), Charrua (Maputo 1984-1985), Staffrider (Johannesburg 1978-1992), Donga (Johannesburg 1976-1978), The Purple Renoster (Johannesburg 1956-1972), and so on. Each could be explored in its own right, as it opens up a particular domain of local experience: the hoe, or...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur aus Afrika südlich der Sahara,  World Literature/Weltliteratur
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  7. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    In the Frame: Social and Cultural Geographies of Documentary Modernism
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva’s project explores modernist collaborative projects: the modes of reading they invite, the values they generate, and the worlds that they project. It argues that the adaptation of journalistic, ethnographic, and analytical modes of writing for aesthetic programmes we find in documentary modernism was a way to re-think the world dynamics and create new cultural and social geographies. The aim of this study is to map the complex ways the modernist imagination of the 1920s...

    Forschungsgebiete World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies,  Literatur und Anthropologie/Ethnologie , und 1 weitere
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  8. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Cosmopolitan longings and vernacular belongings. Constantinople in literary fin-de-siècle and high modernism
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    The aim of this subproject is to study experiences, conceptions and functions of Constantinople. It contributes to the programme’s theme of world-making and languages by looking at literary representations of “one” place across a number of languages, scripts and authorships. The intention is to analyse how Constantinople is represented and valued in vernacular literatures from various languages during fin de siècle and high modernism. Around 1900 Constantinople was a multiethnic,...

    Forschungsgebiete World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts,  Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  9. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Made in Italy. A diachronic study of literary circulation and translation in the semiperihery
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    Focusing on the translation flow from Italy to Sweden, the primary aim of this project is to examine the changes that the symbolic capital of Italian literature has undergone in the Swedish context during the last century and its manifestations in the localizing practices involved in the translation process. By emphasizing the relation of two semiperipheral literatures on the global translation market, the project could modulate the somewhat schematic thinking of transnational circulation as a...

    Forschungsgebiete Nordeuropäische Literatur (Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland),  Italienische Literatur,  World Literature/Weltliteratur , und 1 weitere
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  10. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    East African literature on the market 2000-2010
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    PhD Erik Falk’s project “East African literature on the market 2000-2010” investigates the disjunctive relationship between literary markets for East African fiction in English. The study, which combines quantitative and qualitative methods, falls into two parts. Part one maps the production and circulation of literary fiction across the East African region with a particular focus on genre and key narrative features. Part two analyses the circulation and reception of internationally renowned...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur aus Afrika südlich der Sahara,  World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Literatur und Verlagswesen/Buchhandel , und 1 weitere
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  11. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Cosmopolitanizing from Within: Migrant Writers in Sweden
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    This subproject explores the social world of the young generation of migrant writers and their work, fiction and journalism, ranging from established writers such as Jonas Hassen Khemiri to debutantes such as Pooneh Rohi. By uncovering often cruel experiences of racism in a country which boasts an ethnically inclusive policy, yet has an expanding anti-immigration party (the Sweden Democrats), these writers have both a Swedish and an international readership. The project’s contribution to the...

    Forschungsgebiete Nordeuropäische Literatur (Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland),  World Literature/Weltliteratur
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  12. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    African Women Writers
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    This project explores transnational dynamics in the literary production of African women writers in Nigeria and Tanzania, with an emphasis on feminism and cosmopolitanism. Drawing on anthropological theory and method, it is an ethnographic study centered on a select number of contemporary women writers in different genres (novels, short stories, poetry, plays and children books) and the cultural circumstances of their literary production. Theoretically, the project centres on transnational...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur aus Afrika südlich der Sahara,  Gender Studies/Queer Studies,  World Literature/Weltliteratur , und 1 weitere
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  13. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Mediating the North in a Transnational Context. Vernacular and Cosmopolitan Places in Nordic Noir
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    Louise Nilsson's project within the research program Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures addresses the values of places depicted in literature. Seeing that the contemporary genre of Nordic crime fiction is a globally dispersed literary genre that interacts with other media forms, for example in film-making based on novels, she investigates how the depiction of local and global place creates an imaginary which is in turn bound up with a broader notion of the European...

    Forschungsgebiete World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Roman
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  14. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Globalization and Civic Imagination in American-Muslim Writing Since 2001
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    This project looks into the ways socio-political developments in the US and its role in the global new world order(s) since 2001 affected the changes in the notion of citizenry and its manifestations in literature. Writings by Mohsin Hamid, Michael Muhammad Knight, Khaled Hosseini, and Mohja Kahf stage a particular dialectic between the liberal cosmopolitan notions of world citizen and more vernacular manifestations of the same within the US borders. It is in fact by choosing four vernacular...

    Forschungsgebiete Literatur aus Nordamerika,  World Literature/Weltliteratur,  Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019
  15. Rubrik: Einzelprojekte
    Institutionen: Stockholm University
    Worldly vernaculars in the Anglophone Caribbean: Claiming place by means of literary style
    Beitrag von: Redaktion avldigital.de

    Based on earlier work on the construction of place in the Anglophone Caribbean, this study seeks to delineate the ways in which the writers of a peripheral cosmopolitanism (a cosmopolitanism that was always to some extent imposed on its subjects) have used the Caribbean vernaculars as a linguistic resource, as a narrative object, as a utopian thematic in order to reorganize the literary territory that is sustained by metropolitan and cosmopolitan markets. By looking at the English-language...

    Forschungsgebiete Ibero-Amerikanische Literatur (einschl. Karibik),  World Literature/Weltliteratur
    Erstellt am: 03.06.2019