International symposium, held at the Center for Advanced Studies (Munich), July 29th through July 31st 2013. Organizers: Prof. Dr. Tobias Döring (LMU Munich); Prof. Ewan Fernie, PhD (Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon).
The symposium sets out, for the first time ever, to map the cultural force field defined by the conjunctions of Thomas Mann with William Shakespeare and to explore what critical and creative power their specific constellation yields. Thomas Mann‘s writing involves strong engagements with – and reinventions of – Shakespearean legacies whose uses for a modern age of crisis are tapped and crucially reworked. Nowhere is this more manifest than in Doktor Faustus, his diasporic war novel, steeped in Shakespearean material, published late in Mann‘s career and summing up many of his life-long concerns. Mann‘s work offers startling reinterpretations of specific Shakespeare texts, but this remains disappointingly under-explored in both Shakespeare and Mann scholarship.
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2pm through Wednesday, July 31st, 2pm.
Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich
Prospective participants are kindly asked to register with the CAS via the above email address or telephone number!
Speakers: Ulrike Draesner (Berlin), Yahya Elsaghe (Bern), Ewan Fernie (Birmingham), David Fuller (Durham), John Hamilton (Cambridge, MA), Alexander Honold (Basel), Heather Love (Philadelphia), Friedhelm Marx (Bamberg), Richard Wilson (Kingston)and more.
Evening lecture on July 29th, 6pm c.t.:
Prof. Jonathan Dollimore – "The Violence of Desire: Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Mann"
Jonathan Dollimore ist Hinkley Visiting Professor of English an der Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Center for Advanced Studies
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