Gastvortrag, 22. Januar 2020

Gastvortrag von Herrn Thomas Austenfeld – „Between Lyric and Epic: The Challenge of Walt Whitman“

Zeit:
22. Januar 2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Ort:
Universität Trier, Raum DM 131

Die DFG-Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe „Russischsprachige Lyrik in Transition“ lädt Sie herzlich ein zum Gastvortrag von

Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Austenfeld (Université de Fribourg, Schweiz)

zum Thema

„Between Lyric and Epic: The Challenge of Walt Whitman“

Is Walt Whitman a lyric or an epic poet, and how does answering this question help us understand him? In the year of Whitman’s 200th birthday, this talk reexamines the controversial poet’s position in his own historical moment as well as in ours. Considerations of genre and questions of national identity will help elucidate how Whitman is memorialized and whether his work is amenable to more recent analyses such as Jonathan Culler’s Theory of the Lyric.

Mittwoch, den 22. Januar 2020

14-16 Uhr

Universität Trier, Raum DM 131

 

Gäste sind herzlich willkommen!