Freie Universität Berlin


On Logopolitics.’After their tongues, after their nations’

09.06.2016 | 16:00 - 19:00

World Philologies Seminar mit Elad Lapidot (Freie Universität Berlin/ Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg) und Chair: Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin)

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des World Philologies Seminar des Forschungsprogramms Zukunftsphilologie: "Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship (Forum Transregionale Studien in Kooperation mit der Freien Universität Berlin) und findet in englischer Sprache statt.

The theme of this presentation is the relations between language and politics. More accurately, it deals with the way in which conceptions and practices of what may be called “language”, “tongue”, “lip” or “speech” – the question of the name is here of the essence – interact with conceptions and practices of what may be called “the polity”, the “commonwealth”, the “res publica”, the “state” or “diaspora”.

The point of departure is the two fundamental and contradicting political functions or powers operated by language: language unites; language separates. Two basic articulations of this tension will be indicated, pointing at two types of conceptual origins and traditions, as suggested by the two titles of the talk: the concept of “logo-politics” itself, of Aristotelian inspiration, and the biblical quotation “after their tongues, after their nations” (Gen 10).

Zeit & Ort

09.06.2016 | 16:00 - 19:00

Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25, Raum 2.2051
14195 Berlin

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