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- Ringvorlesung WS 2021/22 -
Prof. Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk: Poetry and the Anthropocene. Ecological Initiatives and Poetic Interventions in Poland


What is the impact of contemporary planetary crises - climate change, the loss of biodiversity, migration crisis - on our poetic practices? These interrelated crises, adding up to what is widely referred to as the Anthropocene, involve a profound material transformation of our reality and of the ways we think about ourselves in relation to the more-than-human world. How does poetry tap into those changes, how can it help us think through this moment without escapism but also without falling for apocalyptic scenarios (which are a form of denialism)? I would like to suggest that poetry, as an art which uses units of sound and sense for its building material is an especially interesting field of experiment today because it underscores the inseparability of matter and meaning ("nature" and "culture"). It questions anthropocentrism and attempts to articulate new forms of being with the world. In my talk I will describe my own artistic practices related to the set of questions outlined above as well as mention several other Polish and American poets.

Veranstalter und Kontakt

Der Vortrag ist Teil der Ringvorlesung "Zwischen Umweltzerstörung und ländlicher Idylle. Osteuropa in ökologischer Perspektive", die von der Universität Hamburg in Kooperation mit dem Nordost-Institut (IKGN e.V.), der Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Hamburg und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. im Wintersemester 2021/22 veranstaltet wird. Weitere Informationen sowie das Programm finden Sie auf der Webseite der Veranstaltung.