Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Winter Semester 2009

Konstellationen. Über literarisierte Geschichte nach 1945 


Instructors: Dan Diner/Susanne Zepp

Time: Thursday, 6-8 pm (every second week)

Place: Simon Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstr. 28


The research colloquium in the Winter Semester 2009/2010 has two aims: (1) it explores the narrative form of literary texts and their historical topoi in the period after 1945, and (2) it seeks to understand literary texts as an epistemic authority for presenting historical constellations. Perspectives on verbal art as »sun dials in the philosophy of history« (Adorno) will function here as the springboard for discussing representations Jewish historical experience in a variety of linguistic and spatial contexts in late modernity, while also examining the relation between fictional text and actual historical context. In this way the colloquium will focus on emblematic questions of the iconic formation of memory in the period after WW II.



Thursday, 29/10/2009

Sasson Somekh (Tel Aviv)

Yamim Hazuyim - Call it Dreaming


Thursday, 10/12/2009

Ulrich M. Schmid (St. Gallen)

Historische Katastrophen und epische Tragik:

Vasilij Grossmans narrative Bewältigung des 2. Weltkriegs


Thursday, 17/12/2009

Liliana Ruth Feierstein (Bayreuth)

Desde el otro lado:

Über jüdische Geschichtserfahrung in Lateinamerika nach 1945


Thursday, 14/01/2010

Renate Lachmann (Berlin)

Fiktion und Dokument im Werk von Danilo Kiš


Thursday, 21/01/2010

Elena Agazzi (Bergamo)

»Der Gedanke an meine wahre Herkunft ist mir ja nie gekommen«.

Orte der Vergangenheit, Momente des Lebens in W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz.


Thursday, 28/01/2010

Sidra Ezrahi (Jerusalem/New Hampshire)

On Rereading Philip Roth's The Human Stain


Thursday, 11/02/2010

Carola Hilfrich (Jerusalem)

Ma nostalgeria/mon algeriance:

Französisch-jüdisch-algerische Gedächtnistopoi in Jacques Derrida und Hélène Cixous