Anne Fleig is Professor of German Philology at Freie Universität Berlin, member of the CRC 1171 “Affective Societies” and co-editor of the Kleist Yearbook. Her work focuses on literature around 1800, cultural modernism and contemporary literature, gender studies, female authorship, drama and theatre, affects and feelings, multilingualism, transculturalism and belonging. Current research project is about Berlin topographies and the literary history of the immigration society. Recent book publications: Affektivität und Mehrsprachigkeit. Dynamiken der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, Tübingen: Francke 2019 (with Marion Acker, Matthias Lüthjohann), Public Spheres of Resonance. Constellations of Affect and Language. New York 2020 (with Christian von Scheve).
Reading and Talk: Sasha Salzmann with Anne Fleig
28th May 02.00 – 03.00 pm | Sasha Salzmann, Anne Fleig
The discussion with the author Sasha Salzmann explores the conditions of diversification in the institutions of the literary world, but also within literature and language. To what extent can multilingual, Jewish or queer authors position themselves on the book market, to what extent are they marketed as others*? How can institutional definitions be avoided or irritated by a poetics of disruption? How diverse can literature be at all? These and other questions will guide the discussion. Not only the novel "Außer sich" (2017) will be discussed, but also Sasha Salzmann's new novel "Im Menschen muss alles herrlich sein", which will be published by Suhrkamp in September this year.