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Literary Value: Artistic, Academic and Critical Practices  

Annual Conference of EXC »Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective«

In englischer Sprache.

All events are open to the public and will be held in English. For organizational reasons, we kindly ask you to register:

Alle Veranstaltungen sind öffentlich und finden in englischer Sprache statt. Aus organisatorischen Gründen wird um Anmeldung freundlich gebeten:

The Annual Conference 2024 of the Cluster of Excellence investigates practices, contexts and agents of literary evaluation. The assignment of value to texts and artworks within the cultural sphere, the academic world and on the global market is deeply entangled with the dynamics of power and gatekeeping, inclusion and exclusion. As such, notions about literature and literary value are subject to continuous explicit or implicit negotiation, challenge and subversion. The three conference sections ›Artistic Practices‹, ›Academic Practices‹ and ›Critical Practices‹ aim to develop a praxeological perspective on the various ways in which literary value is produced and questioned within the respective fields.


Friday, July 5

10:15–11:45 AM | Panel
»New Practices of Literary Reception«
Lianna Mark: »The Value(s) of Cultural Practice: Performing Social Mobility in London and Berlin«
Sophia Brown: »Literary Value and the Question of Palestine: A Case Study of Raja Shehadeh’s Life Writing«
Christian Junge: »Affect as Aesthetic Judgement: Arabic Literature, Social Media and Vernacular Criticism«
Chair: Barbara Bausch

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Digital Humanities Workshop
»The Visible Editor: Valuing Literature through Editorial Practices in Open and Digital Publishing«
With Eva Locher, Robert Forke, Christopher Ohge & Emma Gallon
Chair: Rebecca Hardie

12:00 AM–1:30 PM | Roundtable (in deutscher Sprache | in German)
»Praktiken der Kritik – Ein Werkstattgespräch«
With Elke Buhr, Gregor Dotzauer, Georg Kasch, Ekkehard Knörer & Lea Schneider
Chair: Nadja Küchenmeister

2:30–4:00 PM | Roundtable
»Whose Values, Which Politics? Defaults and Exclusions in the Public Reception of Literature«
With Maryam Aras, Dominique Haensell, Girish Shambu & Ana Teixeira Pinto
Chair: Till Kadritzke


Freitag, 10:15 Uhr


Literarisches Colloquium Berlin · Am Sandwerder 5 · 14109 Berlin

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Gregor Dotzauer, Ekkehard Knörer, Lea Schneider, Nadja Küchenmeister, Maryam Aras