'German Life and Letters' Special Issue: "The Politics and Poetics of Refusal. Towards a Theory of Primary Rejection."

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Type: 
Journal
Date: 
January 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, German History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

German Life and Letters, Special Issue, Volume LXXIV, No.1, January 2021.

THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF REFUSAL.TOWARDS A THEORY OF PRIMARY REJECTION

 

- "Introduction: The Politics and Poetics of Refusal. Towards a Theory of Primary Rejection" by Andreas Gehrlach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Marie Kolkenbrock (King’s College London)

- "Towards a Tentative Typology of the Literary Refusenik" by Anna Katharina Schaffner (University of Kent)

- "‘Nach und nach müssen wir alles ablehnen’: Hyperbolische Negativität bei Thomas Bernhard" by Jan Knobloch (Universität Kassel)

- "The Slothful Protest: Acedia in Terézia Mora’s Darius-Kopp Trilogy and Iris Hanika’s Das Eigentliche" by Mary Cosgrove (Trinity College Dublin)

- "The Politics of ‘Primary Rejection’ in Herman Melville’s Bartleby and Hito Steyerl’s How not to be seen: Racism, (Il)legibility, Surveillance, and Determinate Negation" by Annie Ring (University College London)

- "Der verweigerte Kniefall eines Buchbinders. Eine ‘Primary Rejection’ am 31. Mai 1839 in Ingolstadt" by Andreas Gehrlach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

- "Müssiggang ist aller Laster Anfang? Literarische und Filmische Typen der Verweigerung im Milieu der deutschen Gegenkultur der 1960er/70er Jahre" by Sara Bangert (Universität Tübingen)

- "To actively not do or not to do: Reflections on the Double Commandment to Avoid Action on the Shabbat Day as a Form of Primary Rejection" by Ella Shechter (Berlin)

- "Dora and Her Sisters: Female Troublemakers and the Cultural Politics of Detachment" by Marie Kolkenbrock (King’s College London)

Contact Info: 

Dr Marie Kolkenbrock
Branco Weiss Fellow
Department of German

King’s College London
marie.kolkenbrock@kcl.ac.uk

&

Dr. phil. Andreas Gehrlach
Institut für Kulturwissenschaft
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
andreas.gehrlach@hu-berlin.de
aesthetik.hu-berlin.de/andreas-gehrlach