East-Central European Literature in/as World Literature

A Conference organized by the Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Digital Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the Association for the Study of General Literature (ÁITK), the Research Group for Digital Literacy and the Teaching of Literature (MTA-ELTE DIIO), the Institute of Literary Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, supported by the Goethe-Institut Ungarn.

27-28 June 2019
Venue: ELTE, Faculty of Humanities, Trefort Gardens Campus, Building „A”
Budapest, Múzeum körút 4/A

Day 1 (27th June)
Main Conference Hall (039)
10:00 Greetings: Tibor Gintli, Director, Institute of Cultural Studies and Hungarian Literature (ELTE); Michael Müller-Verweyen, Director of the Goethe-Institut Ungarn
Introduction: Danijela Lugarić (University of Zagreb); Gábor Tamás Molnár (ELTE)

10:30-12:30 Keynote Lectures
Chair: Zoltán Kulcsár-Szabó (ELTE)
Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary University of London): Exilic Writing and the Making of World Literature
Erhard Schüttpelz (Universität Siegen): World Literature, Modern Literature and the Problem of Eurocentrism. Some Comparative Perspectives

Lunch break

14:00-15:45 / Session 1

Panel A (330)
Chair: Erhard Schüttpelz
István Fried (University of Szeged): Ostmitteleuropa als literarischer Raum
Marijan Bobinac (University of Zagreb): Goethes Idee der Weltliteratur im Kontext der romantischen Kultur
Hajnalka Halász (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Die Forderung des noch nicht vorhandenen Ganzen. Das Kommende und Künftige im Begriff der Weltliteratur

Panel B (039)
Chair: Galin Tihanov
Tomislav Brlek (University of Zagreb): Literature – the Very Notion
Levente T. Szabó Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj/Kolozsvár): Hybrid Identities, Hybrid Texts, Hybrid Phenomena. Foundational Hybridity and the Emergence of the Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum
Benedek Péri– Mehmet Büyüktuncay (ELTE): Ottoman-Turkish Literary System as World Literature: Imitation, Innovation and Paradigm Shift

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-18:00 / Session 2

Panel A (330)
Chair: Marijan Bobinac
Ágnes Hansági (University of Szeged): Einsprachigkeit (Monolingualität) oder Sprachlosigkeit der Weltliteratur. Die Feuilletonroman-Epidemie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts
Csongor Lőrincz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Poetik der Höflichkeit und die “Weltliteratur”
Ernő Kulcsár Szabó (ELTE): Die Unverfügbarkeit der Kanonbildung

Panel B (039)
Chair: Danijela Lugarić
Zrinka Božić Blanuša (University of Zagreb): Decentered Geographies: Poetics and Politics of the Avant-Garde
Marina Protrka Štimec (University of Zagreb): Poetry Goes Along With the Gun: What Does It Mean to Be Modern in Young Literary Movements?
Gábor Bednanics (Eszterházy Károly University, Eger): Craving for Modernity: Some Central-European Attempts at Renewing Literature

Day 2 (28th June)
10:00-11:00 Keynote Lecture
Chair: Ernő Kulcsár Szabó
Sandra Richter (Universität Stuttgart/Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach): Der wiederentdeckte Humanismus und die Weltliteratur-Debatte

Coffee break

11:30-13:15 / Session 3

Panel A (330)
Chair: Levente T. Szabó
Anera Ryznar (University of Zagreb): Deadly Sins of Croatian Capitalist Realism
Attila Simon (ELTE): Exhaustion and Recycling: The Figures of the Danaids in Babits, Nietzsche, Freud, and Proust
Jelena Spreicer (University of Zagreb): Time as the Structuring Dimension of World Literature: The Case of Christoph Ransmayr

Panel B (039)
Chair: Gábor Palkó (ELTE)
Danijela Lugarić (University of Zagreb): The Making of a World Literature: “Slavno je za otadžbinu mreti” by Danilo Kiš and “Mily dicső a hazáért halni” by Peter Esterházy
Tatjana Jukić (University of Zagreb): World Literature as the Encylopedia of the Dead
Gábor Tamás Molnár (ELTE): Eastern Europe, Multilingualism and Literature in Primo Levi

13:15-15:00 Lunch break

15:00-17:00 / Session 4

Panel A (330)
Chair: Hajnalka Halász
Tamás Lénárt (ELTE): Zur Poetik der Migrantenliteratur. Fremdheitseffekte bei Herta Müller und György Dragomán
Milka Car (University of Zagreb): Die Welthaftigkeit der Dokumentarliteratur. Zum dokumentarischen Verfahren im Roman wir schlafen nicht von Katrin Röggla
Zoltán Kulcsár-Szabó (ELTE): Kafkas Sohn. Szilárd Borbély in der Weltliteratur

Panel B (039)
Chair: Gábor Tamás Molnár
Thorsten Ries (University of Sussex): # Digital Literature / Code – Reading a New Literary Genre
Stefan Baghiu (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu): Shaping the Postwar Translationscape of the Novel in Romania: The Soviet, The French, The American
Gábor Palkó (ELTE): Distant Reading and Literary History