Rethinking the Politics of Literature
Many of the contributions assembled in this volume are based on discussions that took place during two weeks in August in 2010, when a group of young scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds grappled with the theme “Fictionalizing the World?” at the international summer school hosted by ProLit, a PhD program in Literature at LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München). The 2010 program was the third and last in a summer school series titled “Fiction and Reality.” The first installment that took place in 2008 was themed “Resisting Texts” and it was followed by the second in 2009 with the theme “New Forms of Fiction.” The results of the first two summer schools are documented in two essay collections that were published in 2011. We are glad now to present this volume as the result of the last summer school.
The “Fiction and Reality” series was generously funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the Munich University Society (Münchener Universitätsgesellschaft). We are very grateful to both institutions for their support.
Our sincere gratitude goes to ProLit coordinator Markus Wiefarn for organizing the 2010 event. We would also like to thank the former coordinator of the program, Brigitte Rath, who was the mind behind the whole summer school series and without whose initiative, energy, and dedication, the program that inspired this volume would not have been possible. We are grateful to Norbert Schürer and Maha El Hissy for their...
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