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Rhythms: 51st Wisconsin Workshop

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Paul Klee, “Kamel in rhythmischer Baumlandschaft“, with permission of ARS

Keynote Address, Thursday, September 12, 5:30-7:00pm:

Rhythm, Politics, and the Human: Poetic Thinking and the Construction of Reality 

Marko Pajević, Tartu University, Estonia

Marko Pajević took up a European-funded Professorship of German Studies at Tartu University (Estonia) in January 2018 after positions at the Sorbonne, Paris IV, and at Queen’s University Belfast as well as Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, Universities of London. He studied Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Slavic Studies in Munich (LMU), Berlin (FUB), and Paris (Paris 8), and has published widely on poetics, with monographs on Paul Celan (2000) and Franz Kafka (2009) and edited volumes on German and European Poetics after the Holocaust (2012) as well as on Poésie et musicalité. Liens, croisements, mutations (Paris 2007). In recent years, his work has focused on the development of a poetological anthropology, as presented most prominently in the monograph Poetisches Denken und die Frage nach dem Menschen. Grundzüge einer poetologischen Anthropologie (Karl Alber: Freiburg i. Br. 2012). His interest in Sprachdenken (Thinking Language) manifested itself in two British Academy-funded projects on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Henri Meschonnic, resulting in Special Issues of Forum for Modern Language Studies (on Humboldt, 2017: 53/1) and Comparative Critical Studies (on Meschonnic, 2018/3). See APT (Academia for Poetic Thinking): apt.ut.ee.


For more information including detailed program and speaker bios, download the workshop program.

Download the workshop poster here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic


September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Pyle Center
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
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