"What is the Contemporary in Contemporary Literature?" – Conference Documentation

Lena Vöcklinghaus, Tagungsdokumentation, Uncategorized

From 9th to 10th November 2017, SCHREIBSZENE FRANKFURT hosted the international conference “What is the Contemporary in Contemporary Literature?” at Goethe University of Frankfurt. Here you can find a list of select conference contributions for which audio recordings in Enlish language exist. Below you will also find the link to the e-book containing the results of the academic book sprint, produced during the conference proceedings.


Presentations on the Contemporary


Innokentij Kreknin (Dortmund):
‚Reading someone’s life‘. How digital life narratives transcend literature and the téchne of being and create a new temporality


Laura McAleese/Lena Vöcklinghaus (Frankfurt):
We have a live situation. Ethnographic Approaches to Contemporary Literature Studies


Holger Schulze (Copenhagen):
Ubiquitous Literature: Towards A Poetics of Particles in Early 21st Century-Literature


Christian Spies (Frankfurt):
The Art Work’s Afterlife. Revised Concepts of Historicity since the late 1960s



In the collaborative academic book sprint , three authors recorded  the conference proceedings from different perspectives and in different genres of writing. The results were published immediately as an e-book and presented in the closing remarks of the conference.

You can download the free e-book on the homepage of publisher Mikrotext here.

Contributions by Sonja Lewandowski, Moritz Klenk und Yevgeniy Breyger; edited by Nikola Richter.

The e-book is predominantly in German.