Anne Fleig

Anne Fleig | Freie Universitaet Berlin
Anne Fleig | Freie Universitaet Berlin

Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Stay at The Johns Hopkins University

September 2015

Mixed Feelings – Shared Feelings. Narratives of Belonging in Contemporary Transcultural German-language Literature

The project sets out to analyse contemporary German-language literary texts as privileged spaces for the presentation and performative production of affective relationality as well as the reflection on these intertwined processes. The dynamics of multilingualism and multiple belonging, which locate literature in social life, are constitutive for the project. In this context Bakhtin’s concept of dialogism offers an especially fruitful perspective on questions of genre and narration. The aim of the project is to enquire into the specific role of transcultural literature in affective societies and to develop a poetics of polyphony.

Anne Fleig is professor of modern German Literature at Freie Universitat Berlin. She obtained her Habilitation at Leibniz Universitat Hannover (2006), and completed her doctoral degree at Philipps-Universitat Marburg (1997). Her publications include: Körperkultur und Moderne. Robert Musils Ästhetik des Sports. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2008; Handlungs-Spiel-Räume. Dramen von Autorinnen im Theater des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann; 1999; Die Zukunft von Gender: Begriff und Zeitdiagnose. (Ed.), Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 2014. Schreiben nach Kleist. Literarische,mediale und theoretische Transkriptionen. Co-ed. with Christian Moser and Helmut J. Schneider, Freiburg: Rombach, 2014; Figurationen der Moderne. Mode, Pornographie, Sport. Co-ed. with Birgit Nubel, Munchen: Fink, 2011.