21–22 March 2014
Opening 21 March, 3 pm
How does the production, evaluation, and reception of literature change within digital knowledge society? What does authorship mean? What new business models emerge? Do reading practices change in the way archival practices are changing?
Featuring lectures, discussions, and readings, the two-day program of the conference “Literatur digital” will examine these as well as related questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Taking copyright law as a starting point, from the Roman Empire onwards to today, various positions from legal, social, cultural and media studies, as well as anthropology and philosophy, will discuss the implications such transformations have for artistic and applied processes. Authors, publishers, and readers will explore questions on the future of literature. Fiktion will also present a preview of its first literary program.
The congress program has been developed by Katharina de la Durantaye (Humboldt University Berlin), Mathias Gatza and Ingo Niermann (Fiktion) with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
with Bernd M. Scherer, Ingo Niermann, Mathias Gatza
Historical Development of Author’s Interests
with Katharina de la Durantaye, Jane C. Ginsburg, Katharina Hacker
Lectures & Discussion
What is Authorship?
with Martha Woodmansee, Jeanette Hofmann, Moderation: Thomas Ernst
Lecture & Discussion
Polyglots, Collectives, Copies & Other Happy Possibilities for the Anxious Digital Novelist
with Adam Thirlwell, Introduction: Henriette Gallus
with Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Marcus Braun, Henriette Gallus, Mathias Gatza, Ingo Niermann, Verena Rossbacher, Alexander Scrimgeour, Ronnie Vuine
with Nikola Richter (mikrotext), EJ van Lanen (Frisch & Co), Marc Degens (SuKuLTur), Zoe Beck. Moderation: Sabine Scholl (author, Berlin)
with statements from Nils Röller, Introduction/Q&A: Mathias Gatza
Archiving and its Discontent
with Eric Steinhauer, Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Introduction: Mathias Gatza
Writing & Code
with Wolfgang Coy, Catharina Maracke, Moderation: Stefan Beck
Chinese Literature Online/Offline
with Ou Ning, Introduction: Henriette Gallus
with Elisabeth Ruge, Johannes Kleske & Igor Schwarzmann
Lecture & Practice Talk
with Christopher M. Kelty, Mignon Hardie, Moderation: Sven Asmussen
Lecture & Practice Talk
In the Beginning is the Signal
with Tom McCarthy, Ingo Niermann
Stranger than Fiktion: Every Reading Is Code Breaking
with Dora García