Sonday 24.06.

Colloquium: Image in Poetry

Sunday, 24 June 2007, 11am
Maschinenhaus, Kulturbrauerei
Tickets: PS € 4/2, BO € 5/3

With Sieghild Bogumil comparatist, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Eva Maltrovsky theologian, University of Vienna Hans Markowitsch psychologist, Bielefeld University Michael Roes author, Berlin Thomas Rosenlöcher author, Dresden Anja Utler author, Vienna Lorenz Wilkens religious scientist, Freie Universität Berlin Siegfried Zielinski media scientist, Berlin University of the Arts
Hosted by Michael Braun literary critic, Heidelberg and Matthias Kroß Einstein Forum Potsdam

What is the relationship between the visual image and poetic language? At this year’s poesiefestival berlin colloquium on 24 June, poets, philosophers, literary experts, psychologists and theologians will come together to discuss a major enigma: image in poetry.

The poesiefestival berlin is an opportunity to determine the current situation in the poetry world and discuss important poetological issues in an interdisciplinary context. Image and metaphor have a close link to perception, image and imagination. But what links imagination with the abstract image of language? Poetry has its own representative image. It produces linguistic images, which are more than mere descriptions. So poetry has its own representative image. But how can it be defined? At this year’s colloquium, scientists from various specialist areas and poets will be discussing the relationship between image and poetry.

With kind support by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Sponsored by the Capital Cultural Fund

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