Topics in Literature and Contemporary Theory

The working group in literature and theory fosters the interdisciplinary study of literary texts with reference to developing configurations in contemporary theory.  The group focuses on German texts but maintains a strong comparative component, enlisting texts from numerous literary and philosophical traditions. In biweekly meetings, faculty and student participants discuss emergent paradigms in literature, critical theory and social forms. At the beginning of the Fall semester, the working group will finalize the readings for the coming academic year. The program will include a reading list, schedule, and research agenda.

This forum is open to all interested participants throughout the Yale community; knowledge of German (or other foreign languages) is not necessary: all texts are made available in English and discussions are in English. The reading list and program will be made available through regular announcements on Canvas; this site will also be used to distribute information about related external events, conferences, and appearances by guest speakers at Yale.