Faces of Eastern Europe

In the seminar series Faces of Eastern Europe, fellows and guests discuss issues connected to the economies, politics and societies of Eastern Europe in an interdisciplinary, comparative perspective.


January 2017


From Theresienstadt to Santa Teresa

How does literature of our time confronts the ultimate traumas of Modernity and Postmodernity, those things that deny any expression, that occur in bleak spaces before the words and beyond the words? This parallel reading of Austerlitz (2001), Sebald’s last novel, and 2666, Bolano’s posthumously published grand narrative (2004), will trace the ways in which …
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