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Daniel Kehlmann & Adam Thirlwell

Kommentar zum Seminar "Kollektive Autorschaft":

"Tentative Experiment to Form a Literary Collective"

The Project of these seminars - Tentative
Experiment to Form a Literary Collective - will
be to both analyse and try to establish the
conditions for collectivity in literature. For
after all: collectivity in art and cinema is
normal: like Marcel Duchamp's artworks as
instructions, or Hans-Ulrich Obrist's Do It
project, or the Dogme group. Whereas in
literature, the collective is more paradoxical.
And is maybe, also, impossible. Maybe the
collective reveals the limits of the literary:
that is the question of this collectively taught,
multilingual series. And so these Collectivity
Seminars will analyse the various ways in which
literature becomes collective: in the group
activities of the Surrealists and Dadaists; the
plagiarism of Lautréamont; the translations of
Baudelaire; adaptations like Fassbinder's Berlin
Alexanderplatz; the rewritten screenplay of The
Big Sleep, where Howard Hawks took over from
William Faulkner and Raymond Chandler: yes, via
group magazines, and editors - the editing
process of a giant novel, like Moby Dick, or the
editing of a short novel like The Great Gatsby;
and jointly written journals. But the aim will
also be to try to make the Seminars an experiment
in collectivity: which will mean inviting guests
from film, literature, and art; as well as the
students devising a collective experiment
together - producing a magazine, perhaps, or
setting up a pop-up store, or broadcasting as
radio. Or doing all three together. These
seminars will be a collective way of redesigning
the solitary activity of literature.



Monday, 20 June - 5 hours KL 32/202
Saturday, 25 June - 6 hours L 116
Sunday, 26 June - 6 hours Berliner Ensemble (Probenbühne)
Monday, 27 June - 20 o'clock Berliner Ensemble
Saturday, 2 July - 6 hours L 116
Saturday, 9 July - 5 hours KL 29/208

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Daniel Kehlmann Daniel Kehlmann
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