Lectures

Katja Freise: Maturity through dialogue (in German)

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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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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Monika Tokarzewska: The dialogism of the metaphor (in German)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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The terms „Gemeinschaft“ and „Gesellschaft“ have played a key role in German sociology ever since Ferdinand Tönnies published his groundbreaking monograph with both of them in its title. But what is the meaning of these concepts outside of the German-speaking world? What difficulties are there for a translator to overcome when transferring both terms into

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Maria Andrianova: The Sixtiers in Leningrad and their dialogue with contemporaries (in Russian)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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(in Russian language)
Despite its brevity, the era of the Khrushchev thaw has become a significant milestone in the history of Soviet literature. The weakening of the political pressure on intellectuals led to a cultural enlivenment yielding rich fruits in literature. Yet commonly, when referring to the “sixtiers”, literary scientists mean primarily Moscow-based writers and poets,

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Irina Sudoseva: The interior as an aesthetic category in the literature (in Russian)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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The semantic function of the interior in literature has not been thoroughly analysed too often. Yet, it can hardly be impugned that its importance for the artistic whole of a literary work is not limited to purely decorative role. In her lecture, Irina Sudoseva outlines the possible ways of classifying and interpreting of this artistic

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Alla Tatarenko: Russian formalism and poetic roots of postmodernism (the example of Serbian literature) (in Russian)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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(in Russian language)
Serbian literature of the second half of the 20th century offers a paramount example of a coherent postmodernism manifesting itself in a most consistent way. One of the main characteristics of the Serbian postmodernism noticeable at all stages of its development is the influence of theoretical thoughts of the Russian formalist school. In

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Eelco Runia: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and the Theory of History

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace provides not only a comprehensive account of the events that took part during the Napoleonic wars, it is also a place where Tolstoy intensely reflects on the way historicists deal with history. Eelco Runia traces the paths of both the novel’s structure and Tolstoy’s argumentation in order to

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Vladimir Biti: Victim narratives as founding myths (in German)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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(in German language)
Victim narratives are inherent components of many founding myths. By playing the role as catalysts of solidarity and unity of human communities they have an important function in the process of collective, especially national, identity formation. How do they fulfil their cultural function in literature? How do they change a given historical reality

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Aage A. Hansen-Löve: Some literary moments of silence (in German)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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(in German language)
The inexpressible, the taboo, the mysterious undoubtedly belong toliteratureandart, andnot justsince modernism. But what lies behindthevoidsandomissions? Isthe artisticabstinencejust speechlessness or is it an“eloquent” silencewithits own peculiar semantics? Let AageHansen-Löve take you along to an entertainingjourney through thewhitespaces of(notonlyRussian) literature and art.
Prof. Dr. Aage Hansen-Löve is professor emeritus of Slavic philology at Ludwig Maximilian

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