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ZEUS Graduate Workshop // November 14, 2014 / University of Cologne /Organised by Jessica Homberg-Schramm, Anna Rasokat and Felicitas Schweiker

NEGOTIATING NARRATIVES IN/FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM. The 20th century has taken us from modernism to postmodernism, from colonialism to postcolonialism, from mono- to transcultural concepts; our analytic methods and theories have been shaped by spatial, linguistic, ethical, and digital turns. Since Lyotard’s influential definition of postmodernism as “incredulity towards metanarratives,” we have come to question supposedly fixed categories, deconstructing metanarratives and acknowledging the validity of small narratives. As “pattern-building animals,” however, human beings rely on stories and categories to orientate themselves and ultimately, make sense of the world. While an attempt to theorize the new century might at this point be considered premature, we nonetheless would like to survey emerging narratives of the present. This workshop aims to offer a forum for a critical engagement with narratives both in and for the 21st century. It invites academics from the humanities, social sciences, and cultural practitioners to consider fictional and non-fictional narratives which shape cultural meaning-making in and for the third millennium. http://narrativesthirdmillennium.wordpress.com/

Universität zu Köln
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