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CFP (Extended): Endlich schreiben - Endlich lesen: Reading and Writing Time in German Literature, Johns Hopkins University

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Johannes Schade <[log in to unmask]>

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Endlich Schreiben – Endlich Lesen: Writing and Reading Time in German 
Literature 
Sixth Biennial International Graduate Student Conference in German Studies, 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore 

Date: December 3 - 4 2010 

Keynote Speaker: Thomas Schestag 

Deadline for Abstract Submission (EXTENDED): September 15 

[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] 

Literatur ist in mehrfacher Hinsicht mit dem Problem von Zeit und Zeitlichkeit 
verbunden. Schreiben und Lesen vollziehen sich nicht nur in der Zeit, sondern 
sind auch an deren Gestaltung beteiligt. Durch Literatur und die Beschäftigung 
mit ihr erfährt die Idee einer linearen Zeit grundlegende Problematisierungen. 
Zersplitterung und Fragmentierung von Zeit, Zeitsprünge, Wiederholungen, 
Zeitlosigkeit und Unendlichkeit sind nur einige Figuren, die sich aus dem 
Umgang literarischer Texte mit Zeit ergeben. Literatur stellt sich so als genuin 
experimentelles Feld von und für Zeitlichkeit dar, das die Prämissen und 
Grenzen der Vorstellung einer linearen Zeit auslotet, verschiebt, auflöst oder 
neu arrangiert. Wie also Zeit schreiben bzw. lesen? 
Unser Titel „Endlich schreiben – endlich lesen“ markiert die strukturelle 
Verschränkung von (enthusiastischer) Anfänglichkeit und originärer Endlichkeit 
jeden Schreibens und Lesen. Doch diese Endlichkeit sowie deren skandalöse 
Infragestellung durch literarische ‚Spiele mit der Zeit’ findet nicht nur Ausdruck 
auf produktions- und rezeptionsästhetischer, thematischer und motivischer 
Ebene, sondern auch auf der Ebene der Darstellung selbst. Im Augenblick des 
Schreibens entsteht der literarische Text und erstarrt im selben Moment in 
Schrift, im Körper des Buchstabens, der jedoch durch semiotische Effeke 
immer wieder einen Neubeginn einfordert und den Text einer niemals 
gesicherten, potentiell also unendlichen Aktualisierung unterwirft. 
Manifestiert sich im Erstarren qua Schrift eine Krise konventionellen Denkens 
von Zeitlichkeit und Repräsentation, muss gefragt werden, unter welchen 
Prämissen eigentlich angefangen werden kann zu lesen. Was gibt sich vor 
allem dann zu lesen, wenn der literarische Text selbst Bezug auf (sein 
eigenes) Beginnen und Enden nimmt? Operiert Literatur, wenn sie sich der 
Grenzen von Anfang und Ende annimmt, gar an ihren eigenen Grenzen? Und 
welche Effekte zeitigt ein solches literarisches Grenzgängertum? Welche 
Formen und Krisen erfährt literarische Repräsentation, auch durch ihre 
medientechnischen Entwicklungen hindurch? Welche Diskurse kreuzen sich 
hier? Welches Wissen wird dabei über Anfang, Ende, Zeitlichkeit und Literatur 
produziert? Und da Prozesse des Anfangens und Endens immer auch einen 
Körper betreffen: Wie steht es um die Darstellung der Endlichkeit des Körpers 
bzw. der Endlichkeit seiner Darstellung? 
Neben Beiträgen, die sich einer rhetorischen, diskursanalytischen, 
anthropologischen, medienkomparatistischen, wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen 
etc. Untersuchung der deutschsprachigen Literatur vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur 
Gegenwart verschreiben, sind vor allem solche willkommen, die Lektüren an 
der Schnittstelle von Literatur, Theorie und Philosophie vollziehen. 

Bitte senden Sie eine Kurzfassung ihres Vortrags (ca. 500 Wörter) bis zum 15. 
September 2010 an [log in to unmask] Konferenzsprachen 
sind Deutsch und Englisch. 


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[ENGLISH VERSION HERE] 

Literature is inextricably bound up with the problem of time and temporality. 
Reading and writing are not only enacted in time but also take part in time’s 
figuration. In literature as well as the engagement with it, the idea of linear 
time is called into question. Shattering and fragmentation of time, leaps of 
time, timelessness and infinity are only some of the figures which emerge 
from literary texts dealing with time. Literature presents itself as a genuinely 
experimental field for grappling with temporality; it dissolves, rearranges, 
displaces and plumbs the depths of the premises and boundaries of linear time 
and its conception. How, then, to read or write time? 
The conference “Endlich schreiben – endlich lesen” aims to give expression to 
the challenges posed by literature to concepts of time; in particular it seeks to 
capture the intersection of incipience and originary finitude or even finality at 
a structural level. The literary text is generated in the moment of writing and 
petrified in Schrift, in the body of the letter, which through semiotic effects 
nonetheless demands perpetual regeneration via the act of reading and 
subjects the text to a never certain, but potentially endless actualization. The 
temporality of every act of writing and reading, along with the radical 
implications of literary “playing with time” are not merely validated in terms 
of production or reception, or on thematic levels, but also on the level of 
representation itself. 
If a crisis of conventional modes of thinking temporality and representation 
manifests itself in the “living death” of Schrift, this begs a number of 
questions: under which conditions can reading even begin? What, if anything, 
can be read if the literary text addresses (its own) beginning and ending? If 
literature embraces the boundaries of beginning and end, does it operate upon 
its own borders? And what effects does the transgression or unsettling of 
these borders yield? What forms and crises confront literary representation? 
What discourses intersect here? What sorts of knowledge about beginning, 
ending, temporality and literature are thereby produced? And as processes of 
inception and conclusion always involve a body as well: what about the 
representation of the body’s finiteness, or the finiteness of its representation? 
The conference welcomes contributions on German-language literature from 
the 18th century to the present from a wide variety of perspectives including, 
but not limited to, rhetorical analysis, discourse theory, anthropology, media 
theory, history of science, musicology, etc. Additional approaches to the 
confluence of literature, theory, and philosophy are welcome. 

Abstracts (approx. 500 words, in German or English) should be submitted by 
September 15, 2010 to [log in to unmask] 

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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