Leibniz Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL)
The Leibniz Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) analyzes literatures past and present in an interdisciplinary fashion and with regard to the larger field of cultural studies. Its research concerns the emergence of divergent concepts of literature as well as literature's future, and considers the changing relationships between literature and other arts or cultural practices.
All of our research proceeds from the present as a starting point; currently urgent problems are then placed into larger historical contexts. An overarching interest lies in developing alternative descriptions of our modernity. Historically and systematically, the three program areas “History of Theory”, “World Literature” and “Knowledge of Life” constitute a coherent framework that allows for different emphases. Methodologically, the three areas cohere by virtue of a common horizon of historical-hermeneutic approaches. Additional focus projects explore the past and present of style as well as the conceptual history of the 20th century.
Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Schützenstr. 18 10117 Berlin
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