Cite as: Barbara Natalie Nagel, ‘“(T)he Wrong Lecture”: On Vorlesung, Vorstellung und Anschauung in Nabokov’, talk presented at the conference The Lecture: A Symposium on the Destinies of an Academic Genre, ICI Berlin, 27–28 June 2014, video recording, mp4, 35:25 <https://doi.org/10.25620/e140627_08>
27 – 28 Jun 2014
27 – 28 Jun 2014
"(T)he Wrong Lecture"
On Vorlesung, Vorstellung und Anschauung in Nabokov
By Barbara Natalie Nagel
Video in EnglishFormat: mp4
First published on: https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/the-lecture/
Rights: © ICI Berlin
Part of the Conference
The Lecture: A Symposium on the Destinies of an Academic Genre
The lecture, a traditional academic genre, is everywhere today. There are network-based MOOCs and courses on iTunesU, ostentatiously named lecture repositories such as the World Lecture Project and Academic Earth, and brassy TED talks. A discursive practice, it seems, is breaking free from the university, a genre uncouples from its institutions. But what characterizes the highly impure and yet remarkably robust form of the lecture in the first place? Having emerged before Gutenberg at the interface of speech and writing and to this day navigating an intermediary stance between them, the lecture maintains a hybrid form involving different visual media, as well, such as the chalk board, the dual slide projection, or today’s presentation softwares. Finally, however ‘massively open’ it claims to be, the rhetorical devices with which the lecture constitutes its varying audiences call for further analysis. Focusing on this surprisingly resilient format, the symposium addressed topics such as the relation between the lecture and the future(s) of the university; the literary potentials of the lecture; its kinship with theatre and performance; as well as its role in constructing a so-called ‘wider public sphere’.
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Barbara Natalie Nagel
Organized byJakob Norberg
An ICI Berlin event with generous support by the Dahlem Humanities Center of the Freie Universität Berlin, the VolkswagenStiftung, and the ICI Berlin