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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Workshop on The Aesthetics of the Fragment in Anglo-German Literary Modernism

1 June 2018

Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Lockkeepers' Cottage

Organizer: Dr. Kaltërina Latifi, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR)

This exploratory workshop is designed to investigate aspects of the legacy of the Romantic fragment in literary and philosophical discourses in English and German literature around 1900. Its aims are:

-To explore intellectual synergies between literary theory, aesthetic theory, art history and music
-To identify thematic overlaps and differences in those respective disciplines
-To consider cultural parameters around 1900 that suggested the fragment as a desired form of expression
-To investigate matters of intentionality behind the fragment as a form of art
-To consider examples in the reception of fragmentary works as well as the legacy of Romantic theory in this reception



10.00 – 10.15  Welcome and Introduction (Kaltërina Latifi)
10.15 – 10.45  James Vigus: Coleridge and Hofmannsthal: A Fragmentary Affinity
10.45 – 11.15 Richelle Whitehead: Nietzsche and Fragments 
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.00 Kaltërina Latifi: T.S. Eliot, Fragments and Ruins
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Leena Eilittä: The Romantic undercurrents in the fragmentary writing of the Viennese Modernism
14.30 – 15.00 Josh Torabi: Fragments of Music and Madness in James Joyce’s Ulysses
15.00 – 15.30 Tea
15.30 – 16.00 Mark Leipacher: Reflections on Fragmentary Practices in the Theatre





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