Katja Freise: Maturity through dialogue (in German)

Jun 30th, 2015 | By

How accidental are the “accidents” in a work of art? Are they a result of a pure caprice of the author or do they have a semantic dimension rendering them deeply rooted in the whole of the work and thus making these elements a part of a work’s dialogical structure? Trying to solve these questions,

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A micro-analysis of “Как давно я топчу, видно по каблуку”

Oct 31st, 2013 | By

We want to demonstrate by way of micro-analysis how a poetic-ontological and indexical mode of thinking develops in this poem, as though Brodsky discovered this mental region of the human being poetically. That Brodsky’s poems display a mark of a poetic ontologism [ontological poetry] is both postulated and microanalytically demonstrated here. According to Brodsky, it is both possible and necessary that a new ontology should emerge from language and logos. This new ontology can exist only in poetic form. For Brodsky, there can be no other new ontology than the poetic.


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Vote for a structural dialogical hermeneutic: interpretation is academically legitimate!

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

The interpretation of texts lies at the core of literary studies. Yet in the last third of the twentieth century the perception that a justification of the scholarly nature of the interpretation of texts is impossible became established: thus scholars spoke of the “dilemma of interpretation”; literary scholars were disparaged as “charlatans, cynics or idiots”

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