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Mi03Jul(Jul 3)14:30Fr05(Jul 5)16:00Literary CurrenciesArtistic, Academic and Critical PracticesVeranstaltungsartJahrestagung


Annual Conference of EXC »Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective«

In englischer Sprache.

All events are open to the public and will be held in English. For organizational reasons, we kindly ask you to register:

Alle Veranstaltungen sind öffentlich und finden in englischer Sprache statt. Aus organisatorischen Gründen wird um Anmeldung freundlich gebeten:

The Annual Conference 2024 of the Cluster of Excellence investigates practices, contexts and agents of literary evaluation. The assignment of value to texts and artworks within the cultural sphere, the academic world and on the global market is deeply entangled with the dynamics of power and gatekeeping, inclusion and exclusion. As such, notions about literature and literary value are subject to continuous explicit or implicit negotiation, challenge and subversion. The three conference sections ›Artistic Practices‹, ›Academic Practices‹ and ›Critical Practices‹ aim to develop a praxeological perspective on the various ways in which literary value is produced and questioned within the respective fields.

Wednesday, July 3

2:30–3:00 PM | Welcome
»Literary Value: An Introduction«
With Florian FuchsMichael GamperTill KadritzkeAlexandra KsenofontovaAnna Luhn & Jutta Müller-Tamm

3:00–4:30 PM | Conversations
»Valuation in Literary Inrastructures«
Caroline Kögler & Madhu Krishnan: »Writing and Publishing Postcolonial Literatures: Marginalised Aesthetics?«
Sabine Erbrich & Chris Möller: »Nothing but Trouble? Gender in Literary Production and Publishing«

5:00–6:00 PM | Roundtable und Audience Discussion
»Disenfranchised Perspectives in Literary Infrastructures: New Values and/or New Voices?«
With Sabine ErbrichLea HoppCaroline KöglerMadhu Krishnan & Chris Möller
Chair: Alexandra Ksenofontova

Thursday, July 4

10:15–11:45 AM | Keynote
Lily Robert-Foley: »What’s the Dil with Languages? Language Learning and Experimental Translation in the AI Era«
Chair: Anna Luhn

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Artist Intervention
continent. Experimental Publishing Collective: »Topical Topoi: A Raw Material Picnic«

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Digital Humanities Workshop
Frank Fischer & Bart Soethaert: »Measuring Public Engagement and the Valuation of Literature on Wikipedia«
To participate in this workshop you will need your own laptop. We also ask that you register separately via

2:30–4:00 PM | Keynote
Joseph North: »Does Close Reading Have a Politics?«
Chair: Eva Geulen

4:30–6:30 PM | Panel Discussion
»The Circulation of ›Close Reading‹ – Worldwide?«
With Yvonne AlbersDustin BreitenwischerFlorian Fuchs & Jasmin Wrobel

6:45–7:30 PM | Performance
Alevtina Kakhidze: »All Good? (Based on Real Events)«
Chair: Susanne Strätling

Friday, July 5

10:15–11:45 AM | Panel
»New Practices of Literary Reception«
Lianna Mark: »The Value(s) of Cultural Practice: Performing Social Mobility in London and Berlin«
Sophia Brown: »Literary Value and the Question of Palestine: A Case Study of Raja Shehadeh’s Life Writing«
Christian Junge: »Affect as Aesthetic Judgement: Arabic Literature, Social Media and Vernacular Criticism«
Chair: Barbara Bausch

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Digital Humanities Workshop
»The Visible Editor: Valuing Literature through Editorial Practices in Open and Digital Publishing«
With Eva LocherRobert ForkeChristopher Ohge & Emma Gallon
Chair: Rebecca Hardie

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Roundtable (in deutscher Sprache | in German)
»Praktiken der Kritik – Ein Werkstattgespräch«
With Elke BuhrGregor DotzauerGeorg KaschEkkehard Knörer & Lea Schneider
Chair: Nadja Küchenmeister

2:30–4:00 PM | Roundtable
»Whose Values, Which Politics? Defaults and Exclusions in the Public Reception of Literature«
With Maryam ArasDominique HaensellGirish Shambu & Ana Teixeira Pinto
Chair: Till Kadritzke

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