Lecture in occasion of the publication of two new ICI books on Dante: Dante’s Plurilingualism: Authority, Vulgarization, Subjectivity, ed. by Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati, Jürgen Trabant (Oxford: Legenda, 2010) and Metamorphosing Dante: Appropriations, Manipulations, and Rewritings in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati, Fabio Camilletti, Fabian Lampart (Wien/Berlin: Turia + Kant, 2011).Jürgen Trabant is Professor for European Plurilingualism at Jacobs University Bremen, and Professor emeritus of Romance Linguistics at the Freie Universität Berlin. He taught at the Universities of Tübingen, Bari, Rome, Hamburg, Berlin, and was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1988/89, 1991), Leipzig (1992), University of California Davis (1997), EHESS Paris (1998, 2003), Limoges (2003), Naples (2005, 2007, 2010), and Bologna (2008). He is Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1992), Chairman of the Humanities Division of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1998-2003), Officier de l’ordre national du mérite (1998), and Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2004). He has been working on the French and Italian linguistics, semiotics, History of European linguistic thought, philosophy of language, historical anthropology, and language politics.Programme:
Welcome: Manuele Gragnolati
Lecture: Jürgen Trabant
Followed by a discussion with Fabio Camilletti, Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati, and Jürgen Trabant
Fatima Naqvi is Associate Professor in the German Department at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on European film and German literature. Her research interests include Austrian authors and filmmakers of the post-1945 period, the intersection of fine art and literature, dilettantism and the theorization of interdisciplinarity. She is also the author of ‘The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood: Western Europe 1970-2005′, New York: Palgrave, 2007, and of How We Learn Where We Live: Thomas Bernhard, Architecture, and Bildung (2012). Fatima Naqvi is Associate Member of the ICI Berlin.
Domestic Optimism – Sexually Dissident Domestic Design is the third and last act of a trilogy of works developed by Emma Wolf-Haugh over recent years: The Re-appropriation of Sensuality (re-designing the sex club for dykes, queer women, and trans folk), Sex in Public (marking and performing cruising sites for dykes, queer women, and trans folk), and Domestic Optimism (sexually dissident domestic design). As with the previous two acts, the project engages historically with a queer-feminist bent, and generates its own stages for discourse with collaborative ‘Reading Troupe’ workshops and zine publication, as well as exhibitions approached through scenography and performance.
Emma Wolf-Haugh is a visual artist and educator. Weaving together installation, performance, publishing, and collaborative workshop techniques, she is interested in re-orienting attention in relation to cultural narratives, and develops work from a queer/feminist questioning of what is missing. Her previous experience in theatre and queer DIY club scenes has led to a continuing engagement with the aesthetics of club culture, along with questions of spatial politics and an incorporation of theatricality as a means of making propositions. Emma is co-founder of the artist collective The Many Headed Hydra, together with Suza Husse. She edited the anthology Having A Kiki: Queer Desire & Public Space (2016), and was recently artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2019/2020). www.emmahaugh.com