Global Sentimentality Lecture Series II: „Affective Landscapes“ – Olga Tokarczuk’s Cosmopolitan Silesian Landscape

16. Dezember 2021 @ 18:00 - 20:00
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Dorota Kołodziejczyk from the University of Wrocław will present on the topic: Olga Tokarczuk’s Cosmopolitan Silesian Landscape

The lecture series of The Global Sentimentality Project in cooperation with Mirja Lecke (University of Regensburg) sets out to examine “affective landscapes” in their specific historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts. It aims to connect the paradigm of “affect studies” in the humanities and social sciences at large to the scholarship around the various dimensions and meanings of “landscape” and “region.” Case studies will be concerned with fictional landscapes of belonging, “haunted” places of past suffering, and material geographies of neglect and despair. How do feelings constitute and permeate landscapes – real and imagined? How do they move and linger between specific spatial constellations? And how can concepts such as “critical regionalism” and “crossmapping” help us understand and analyze specific cultural synergies and dissonances? In a comparative perspective, we seek to exemplarily define and discuss “affective landscapes” in and across regions in scenarios of belonging and alienation – and many nuances in between.

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Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie