Our first meeting will be led by Morgan Koerner of the German Department at C of C. He will be discussing the philosophical background of his position paper, “Affect in German Theater after the Performative Turn: Elfriede Jelinek’s Theater Texts in Performance.” We will read the position paper (it’s very short—4 pages), and the Introduction of Altieri’s The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetic of the Affects. Professor Koerner or I will send these readings along shortly. We will also take a look at a few video examples of productions of Jelinek’s work. The topic is connected to last year’s discussion of authenticity in performance and raises new topics on the role of the affects in artistic production, appreciation, and performance.
“Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns” von Elfriede Jelinek – inszeniert von Nicolas Stemann