Wiederholung vom 20.9.2015
Aesthetics of Resistance, Gayatri Spivak, Literaturfestival Berlin

LITERATUR&PHILOSOPHIE: Aesthetics of Resistance

Climate crisis, financial crisis, extreme suffering in the »third world«, increasing erosion of democratic structures, and a globally visible strengthening of extreme right powers – the global community is facing enormous challenges. At the same time, more and more people are turning away from politics in disappointment. What meaning is ascribed to literature in this situation? Is the discourse surrounding an aesthetic of resistance still relevant? How should we even conceive of resistance today? In this event, Gayatri Spivak, Jack Halberstam, Alexander Garcia Düttmann and Armen Avanessian come together to build bridges between the positions of philosophy, literature, postcolonial theory and gender studies.

„What kind of potential for resistance exists within literature? Does it have this potential at all?”

podium discussion with all the participants