International Summer School 2015
World Literature, Global Archives
26. Juli bis 7. August 2015, DLA Marbach
From 26 July till 7 August 2015 twenty international scholarship holders had the opportunity to discuss different concepts of world literature with scholars from Russia, China, Germany and the USA, and to examine the premises of contemporary literary and scholarly debate.
What does it mean to discuss literature amid the tensions between globalisation and regionalisation, internationalisation and nationalisation, the centre and its periphery? Within which frame of reference is literature not only written, marketed, translated, and received, but also archived and collected? To what extent is the idea of world literature shaped by the nineteenth century and by the modern literary age − which concepts are applicable to intellectual configurations previous to 'Goethezeit'? Which early modern educational concepts is Wieland invoking when he speaks of ‘world literature’ before Goethe?
The summer school addressed topics of current academic debate within the setting of the archive, the library, the museum, in the form of collection, categorisation, interpretation, and the presentation of unique historical testimony and objects.
Guest lecturers: Andrea Albrecht (University of Stuttgart), Zhao Baisheng (University of Beijing), Alexander Belobratow (Saint Petersburg State University), Mark-Algee Hewitt (Stanford University), Fabian Lampart (University of Freiburg), Gerhard Lauer (University of Göttingen), Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin), Sandra Richter (University of Stuttgart), Liliane Weissberg (University of Philadelphia) and others.
IMPRESSIONS IN PHOTOS
Dr. Anna Kinder (Marbach) welcomes Prof. Dr. Zhao Baisheng
Anna Kinder vom Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach begrüßt Zhao Baisheng, der mit seinem Vortrag den Auftakt zu den Evening Lectures der Sommerschule machte.
Zhao Baisheng is Professor at the Institute of World Literature, University of Beijing
Zhao Baisheng ist Professor am Institute of World Literature.
"The Megatrend Approach to World Literature" is the topic of his speech
Der Titel des Abendvortrags lautete: "The Megatrend Approach to Literature".
Lively discussion after the speech of Prof. Dr. Zhao Baisheng
Zhao Baisheng während seines Vortrags.
Lessons with Prof. Dr. Liliane Weissberg
The participants come from twelve different countries
"Johann Wolfgang Goethe and the Invention of the Weimar Landscape" is the topic
The participants in front of the Schiller monument in Marbach
Two intensive weeks are drawing to a close
Audio Files of the evening lectures
Interviews with guest lecturers
"Fantastic international Dialogue"
Interview with Sandra Richter
Sandra Richter, professor of German Literature at the University of Stuttgart and guest lecturer at the summer school, about Goethe's ambivalent view of the phenomenon of "world literature", the author as a hybrid being, and the scholarship recipients' fascination with German contemporary writers.
"Marbach is addictive"
Interview with Liliane Weissberg
With the German-American literary scholar Liliane Weissberg we spoke about crossing boundaries in archives, the challenges of supervising dissertations and her wishes for the next International Summer Schools in Weimar and Wolfenbüttel.
Reports of Participants
"In Marbach I breathe Literature"
By Amira Fetian
At the end of July 2015, Amira Fetian from Egypt arrived in Swabia to participate at the two-week MWW International Summer School on the topic “World Literature, Global Archives” at the German Literature Archive Marbach. A travel report.
"I finally see myself as a researcher"
By Xiaocui Qiu
Xiaocui Qiu has just arrived from China. As part of the MWW’s International Summer School 2015 on “World Literature, Global Archives”, she spent two weeks at the German Literature Archive where she was allowed to hold Enzensberger’s original manuscripts in her hands.