06.06.18 09:23

"On Atrocity: Or, Can Literary History Be Cosmopolitan?" (Gastvortrag von Prof. Bruce Robbins)

Montag, 25 Juni 2018  17 – 18.30 Uhr

Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (ULB) Vortragssaal

 

At some point in history, it became possible for writers in country X to accuse their own country of an atrocity committed against the people of country Y. When and how did this happen?  What place does it have, or should it have, in literary history?  Is it possible or desirable to make self-accusation of atrocity into the organizing principle of a literary history-- a literary history that would therefore be cosmopolitan in a stronger than usual sense?

 

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities in the department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His most recent books are "Cosmopolitanisms" (co-edited with Paulo Horta) and "The Beneficiary," both of which appeared in 2017.

 

Dr. Doro Wiese  INSTITUT FÜR ANGLISTIK UND AMERIKANISTIK

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