Symposium: The Work of World Literature, 20-21 Jun 2019
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
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Beyond brTrauma?

Beyond Trauma?
A Transregional Perspective on Trauma and Aesthetics

Symposium, 13-15 Jun 2019

The symposium proposes a transregional reassessment of the concept of trauma across a range of academic disciplines and artistic as well as cultural contexts.

Organized by Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier and Afonso Dias Ramos
An Art Histories and ICI Berlin Event 

Please note the different venues. Unfortunately the panel discussions are already fully booked.

Allen brFeldman

Allen Feldman
Traumatropes of the Cacographic Body

Lecture, 13 Jun 2019, 19:30

Allan Feldman’s focus lies with the scenic affirmation of sovereign right through the cacographic body as an assemblage of material and immaterial effects and affects.

The lecture ist part of the symposium Beyond Trauma?

Futures Beyond brTrauma

Futures Beyond

Artist Talk, 14 Jun 2019, 19:30

In the last decades, the vexed intersections between trauma and representation have proved to be among the most fruitful grounds for contemporary visual culture around the globe.

With Damir Arsenijević, Omer Fast, Kasia Fudakowski, and
Abdessamad el Montassir

The artist talk ist part of the symposium Beyond Trauma?

The Work of brWorld Literature

The Work of
World Literature

Symposium, 20-21 Jun 2019

Literary studies today tries to reckon with and transcend the parochialism and Eurocentrism of its tradition by adopting transnational, transhistorical, transcultural, translocal perspectives and by exploring the potential of the term ‘world literature’

Keynote by Derek Attridge

Organized by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson

KV Fleshly Spectacles

Fleshy Spectacles
and Broken Hearts

Lecture, 24 Jun 2019, 19:30

This presentation by Juana María Rodríguez explores the creative vision of Xandra Ibarra’s mobile community performance, ‘The Hookup/Displacement/Barhopping/Drama Tour’, to think about urban queer spaces, minoritarian belonging, and trans-temporal world-making.

Organized by Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen and Michelle Ty

Against brPresentism


Discussion, 26 Jun 2019, 19:30

Thinking about technological changes or ‘revolutions’ is often marked by a presentist, ahistorical mode of thinking and debate. The tropes mobilized in contemporary discussion about ‘digitalization’ and its technologies are usually technicist, innovation- or even disruption-oriented, both in their affirmative and in their critical guises.

Organized by Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Lüneburg in cooperation with the ICI Berlin

Openness in brMedieval Culture

Openness in
Medieval Culture

Symposium, 27-28  Jun 2019

This interdisciplinary symposium interrogates the presuppositions of open/closed distinctions in Medieval culture with a view to exploring the semantic field of openness through such related notions as inclusivity, vulnerability, unfinishedness, permeability, excess, profanity.

Organized by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum
An ICI Berlin and Somerville College, Oxford Event

Registration required


An Errant Glossary


Luca Di Blasi
Beiträge zur Religion der Philosophie im
20. Jahrhundert


Frédérique brAït-Touati


Marie brKolkenbrock


Emily brApter