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Ethnopoetics. Literature as a Mode of Ethnographic Reflection
In my doctoral thesis I discuss the creative and reflexive dimensions of ethnographic texts at two cases: French Surrealist, autobiographer, and anthropologist Michel Leiris (1901–1990) and German novelist, 'beat poet' and ethnographer Hubert Fichte (1935–1986). By merging literary history and the history of anthropology I consider both, Leiris and Fichte as precursors of a broad and ongoing reconfiguration of functional differentiated modernity. With a double approach of discourse and texture analysis I seek to support my assumption which goes as follows: In Leiris and Fichte the ethnopoetic reflexion is achieving a (re-)subjectivation of the modern researcher-subject under reference to cultural alterity. The redefinition of the ethnographer-subject then leads to a levelling of cultural-political hierarchies and to a symmetrization of anthropology as it is formulated in the recent anthropological discourse.
|2007-2014||Study of Comparative Literature, Philosophie and Sociology at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz|
|2009-2010||Study of Philosophy at Jean Moulin University, Lyon|
|since 2015||Member of the DFG Research Training Group "Self-Making. Practices of Subjectivation"|