Freitag, 07. April 2017, 10:00 - 14:00 iCal

The proof of the pudding

Neo-avant-garde theory applied to neo-avant-garde texts

Do: Campus Altes AKH, Alte Kapelle, Hof 2.8; Fr: Literaturmuseum, Grillparzerhaus
Spitalgasse 2 (Do) + Johannesgasse 6 (Fr), 1090 (Do) Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 06. April 2017, 13:00 - 18:30

With good reason, the 20th century has been described as the century of the

avant-gardes, regarding its aesthetic and even some of its political and

scientific manifestations. While the historical avant-gardes (approx.

1910-1930) have received a good deal of theoretical attention, the post-war

neo-avant-garde is still awaiting a thorough reappraisal of all its

transdisciplinary and transnational aspects.

In the wake of the historical avant-garde, the neo-avant-garde undermined

genre distinctions (especially those between essay, prose, and poetry) and

distinctions between literature and non-literature (other media, arts,

etc.). This complex mix challenges the extant textual methods for analysis,

such as narratology and poetry analysis.

In 2016 a network of literary scholars from Belgium, France and Austria was

set up to shed light on the European neo-avant-garde (ENAG) and discuss its

transnational dynamics in biannual workshops. One central aim is to develop

a methodology and a toolbox that match the experimental strategies of the

texts under scrutiny.

The workshop will address theoretical and methodological issues: Canonical

theoretical texts on neo-avant-garde (Theodor W. Adorno, Peter Bürger, Hal

Foster) will be used to re-read canonical texts of the respective

neo-avant-gardist manifestations (Ivo Michiels, Kenneth Goldsmith, Peter

Weiss, Konrad Bayer, Andreas Okopenko, Oswald Wiener, etc.). The objective

of this endeavor is twofold: (i) to reassess the respective artworks in

relation to prevalent theories and (ii) to correct and amend the theories

where it seems appropriate.

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Institut für Germanistik

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Mag. Dr. Sabine Müller, Mag. Dr. Thomas Eder, Univ.-Prof. Roland Innerhofer
Universität Wien
Institut für Germanistik
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