Global Sentimentality Lecture Series II: „Affective Landscapes“ - Olga Tokarczuk’s Cosmopolitan Silesian Landscape (Dorota Kołodziejczyk, U of Wrocław)

Dez 16
16. Dezember 2021 18:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr

The virtual lecture series of the Global Sentimentality Project continues in cooperation with Mirja Lecke (University of Regensburg) in the winter term 2021/22.

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Dorota Kołodziejczyk (U of Wrocław): Olga Tokarczuk’s Cosmopolitan Silesian Landscape
Lecture Series II, 16.12.2021
Ana M. López (Tulane U): The Affective Landscape in Latin American Cinema: Nostalgia por la luz (2010)
Lecture Series II, 13.01.2022
Ilia Kukulin (HSE University, Moscow): Postindustrial Melancholia: Contemporary Russia’s Suburban Landscapes in Dmitry Garichev’s Poetry
Lecture Series II, 27.01.2022

The lecture series sets out to examine “affective landscapes” (a concept used in literary and cultural studies, for instance by Berberich et al.) in their specific historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts. It aims to connect the paradigm of “affect studies” (Clough, Gregg & Seigworth) 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” (Herr, Powell) and “crossmapping” (Bronfen) 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.