Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Literaturwissenschaft für das Leben
11 November 09:00 to 18:30
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study
We read literature for pleasure. But critical discourse tends to ignore pleasure, or to reformulate it in esoteric ways. Whence the question of the workshop, freely borrowed from the early Nietzsche: what is the point of a knowledge that does not recognise the very raison d’être of its object?
In this workshop convened by Professor Franco Moretti (Stanford University), Dr Merve Emre presents 'Literature and ...' Emre's paper explores the "improper" uses of literature on professional education programs in the United States.