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Thomas Mann & Shakespeare: Critical and Creative Constellations

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Tobias Döring (CAS Senior Researcher in Residence).

29.07.2013 – 31.07.2013

Thomas Mann‘s writing involves strong engagements with – and reinventions of – Shakespearean legacies whose uses for a modern age of crisis are tapped and crucially reworked. Nowhere is this more manifest than in Doktor Faustus, his diasporic war novel, steeped in Shakespearean material, published late in Mann‘s career and summing up many of his life-long concerns. Mann‘s work offers startling reinterpretations of specific Shakespeare texts, but this remains disappointingly under-explored in both Shakespeare and Mann scholarship. This international symposium sets out, for the first time ever, to map the cultural force field defined by the conjunctions of Mann with Shakespeare and to explore what critical and creative power their specific constellation yields.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Ulrike Draesner (Berlin), Yahya Elsaghe (Bern), Ewan Fernie (Birmingham), David Fuller (Durham), John Hamilton (Cambridge, MA), Alexander Honold (Basel), Heather Love (Philadelphia), Friedhelm Marx (Bamberg), Richard Wilson (Kingston).

Abendvortrag am 29. Juli 2013 um 18 Uhr c.t.:

Prof. Jonathan Dollimore – "The Violence of Desire: Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Mann"

Jonathan Dollimore ist Hinkley Visiting Professor of English an der Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.