Grand Opening of the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities"

Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective"
A new understanding of literature across media, periods and cultures

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The Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" commenced its work on 1 January, 2019. The project aims to re-conceptualise literature in a global perspective, positing that temporal entanglements crucially contribute to how literature becomes global. The Cluster builds its dynamic and flexible platform for collaborative research through an extensive fellowship programme, a global network of academic institutions and cooperations with partners in Berlin's vibrant literary and artistic scene.

From 24 to 26 October, 2019, the Cluster's Grand Opening explores how literature manifests itself as a multi-faceted practice at the nexus of academia, art and culture.

Programme

Thursday, October 24, 2019

9:00 - 17:00 @ Freie Universität Berlin

Modelling Global Literature — International Conference
Event in English 
Seminarzentrum, Raum L115, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

18:00 - 21:30 @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Die Verwörterung der Welt: Literary and Academic Interventions
Event in German and English
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin


Friday, October 25, 2019

14:00 - 22:00 @ Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin und Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Nexus Berlin. Literature as Praxis between Media and Arts
Event in German, English, Spanish, and sign language with sign language translation provided (German)
Potsdamer Straße 37, 10785 Berlin


Saturday, October 26, 2019

17:00 @ Schaubühne Berlin

Orlando von Virginia Woolf
Directed by Katie Mitchell
Event in German | Tickets at the box office
Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin




Detailed Programme

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Modelling Global Literature — International Conference
Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Raum L115
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 14195 Berlin-Dahlem
Event in English

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & Introduction

Andrew James Johnston & Anita Traninger (Cluster Directors, EXC 2020, Freie Universität Berlin)

9:30 – 10:30 The Virtual Spaces of Literature: Three Pathways, Three Rooms

Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ)
Chair: Andrew James Johnston (EXC 2020)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45 Petrarchan Bonds: Virtue, Vulnerability, and Community in Petrarch’s Letter Collections

Gur Zak (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Chair: Frank Kelleter (EXC 2020)

11:45 – 12:45 Audiences as Performers and Re-performers in Temporal Communities

Caroline Heim (Queensland University of Technology)
Chair: Doris Kolesch (EXC 2020)

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 14:45 Walking in the Steps of Poets: Secular Arabic Poetry in Sufi Anthologies

Bilal Orfali (American University of Beirut)
Chair: Beatrice Gründler (EXC 2020)

14:45 – 15:45 Literary Import and Export. (Ex)changing Literary Values in the Early Stages of the Literarische Colloquium Berlin's Programme to Promote Literary Translation Projects

Heribert Tommek (Universität Regensburg)
Chair: Michael Gamper (EXC 2020)

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Reading (as) Data: Modelling Transnational Literary Entanglements

Katherine Bode (Australian National University)
Co-Chairs: Lindsey Drury & Bart Soethaert (EXC 2020)

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Die Verwörterung der Welt: Literary and Academic Interventions
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Event in German and English

Members of the Cluster of Excellence guide themed investigations of the exhibition "Love and Ethnology. The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)", and authors Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Lesley Nneka Arimah read excerpts from their most recent works.

18:00 Doors Open

18:30 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Bernd M. Scherer (Intendant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt)
Prof. Dr. Andrew James Johnston (Co-director EXC 2020)
Prof. Dr. Anita Traninger (Co-director EXC 2020)

Followed by a wine reception

19:10 Intervention: Between, Across, and Through the Americas

Dustin Breitenwischer & Jasmin Wrobel (EXC 2020)

19:30 Reading: The Dragonfly Sea

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

20:00 Intervention: Mein Lesebuch und Elf Übertreibungen

Simon Godart & Lukas Regeler (EXC 2020)

20:20 Intervention: "weder einfach außen noch einfach innen". Eine materialästhetische Intervention

Anna Degler (EXC 2020)

20:40 Reading: What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

Lesley Nneka Arimah

21:10 Intervention: Hot Sex and Death. Between AIDS and Queer Erotic Thought

Lindsey Drury (EXC 2020)

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Nexus Berlin. Literature as Praxis between Media and Arts
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin und Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Potsdamer Straße 37, 10785 Berlin
Event in German, English and Spanish, sign language interpretation provided (German)

14:00 – 18:00 Dialogstationen

The Berlin network's academic and cultural partners present current and future cooperation projects with the Cluster of Excellence.

  • Third Culture Kids – Schreiben zwischen den Kulturen. A cooperation between internationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb) and EXC "Temporal Communities" / Eine Kooperationsveranstaltung des internationalen literaturfestivals berlin (ilb) und des EXC "Temporal Communities"

  • Handverlesen – Text kommt in Bewegung. A project on poetry in sign language by Lettrétage / Ein Projekt der Lettrétage zur Gebärdensprachpoesie

  • Probendokumentation HAMLET/MASCHINE 1990. Performances from the archives of the Akademie der Künste / Vorführungen aus dem Archiv der Akademie der Künste

  • Embodied Histories – Entangled Communities. A cooperation between Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and EXC "Temporal Communities" / Eine Kooperationsveranstaltung des Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin und des EXC "Temporal Communities"

14:00 – 18:00 Exhibitions

  • Schriften, Sprachen und Zeichen. Zimelien aus der Ostasien- und der Orientabteilung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
    Vorraum Simón-Bolívar-Saal, Untergeschoß

  • Zarzuela: Spanisches Musiktheater als globales Phänomen. Eine Ausstellung des Ibero-Amerikanischen Instituts
    Foyer Otto-Braun-Saal

14:30 Performance with Letters, Voices, Dance, and Music

Tomomi Adachi & Natsuko Tezuka
Simón-Bolívar-Saal

15:15 Gebärdensprachpoesie – Text kommt in Bewegung

Julia Kulda Hroch, Lea Schneider, Kassandra Wedel
Introduction by Franziska Winkler
Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Saal

16:00 Zarzuela: Spanisches Musiktheater als globales Phänomen

Introduction to the Exhibition by the curator Stephanie von Schmädel
Foyer Otto-Braun-Saal

Zarzuela: Spanisches Musiktheater live!
Carmen Celada (singer) & Nikolaos Tsiachris (guitar)
Simón-Bolívar-Saal

16:45 Probendokumentation HAMLET/MASCHINE 1990

Roundtable with Stephan Dörschel, Marcel Lepper, Thomas Martin und Sara Örtel
Moderation: Matthias Warstat
Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Saal

17:30 Feeling Sonnets

Eugene Ostashevsky (Dorothea Schlegel Artist-in-Residence (EXC 2020)
Simón-Bolívar-Saal

18:15 Ceremonial Opening of EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities"

Greeting

Reinhard Altenhöner (Representative of the General Director of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Göbel (Director of the Ibero-American Institute – Preußischer Kulturbesitz)
Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram (Dean of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler (President of the Freie Universität Berlin)

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Andrew James Johnston, Co-director (EXC 2020)
Prof. Dr. Anita Traninger, Co-director (EXC 2020)
Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Saal

19:00 Podium Discussion: Wer darf Literatur?

Discussants:
Eva Geulen (Director of the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung / EXC 2020)
Lütfiye Güzel (Author)
Ijoma Mangold (Literary Critic, DIE ZEIT)
Stephan Porombka (Professor of Text Theory and Textual Design at the Universität der Künste Berlin)
Lea Schneider (Poet and translator; doctoral candidate at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für Literaturwissenschaftliche Studien / EXC 2020)

Moderation: Jutta Müller-Tamm (Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Freie Universität Berlin / EXC 2020)

Reception to follow (20:30 - 22:00)

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Saturday, 26. October 2019

Schaubühne Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin
Event in German | Tickets at the box office

17:00 Orlando von Virginia Woolf

Directed by Katie Mitchell
In a version by Alice Birch
Translated from the English by Brigitte Walitzek


Followed by a panel discussion in English featuring Cluster members, actors and dramaturge Maja Zade

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

Freie Universität Berlin,
Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin & Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut - Preußischer Kulturbesitz,
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz.