|Course code module||FLWFM02000|
|Study load (hours)||168|
Frans Van Peperstraten
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Students must have a Bachelordegree.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- Students must be able to explain the importance of Hölderlin's poëtics with regard to the modern condition of art and culture.
- Students must be able to discuss the legacy of Hölerlins poetry in the philosophy of Heidegger, Blanchot and Lacoue-Labarthe.
- Students must be able to defend their point of view with regard to the complex relations between art, culture and politics (in particular in relation to the works discussed during the course).
3. Course content
This course is organised in collaboration with Frans Van Peperstraten (Universiteit Tilburg). The course is scheduled for masterstudents of the University of Antwerp and the University of Tilburg. Two of the five sessions take place at the university campus Tilburg. Students can get a refunding for their travel costs from the OC.
The aim of the course is to acquire the necessary conceptual instruments in order to analyse the complex relations between art, culture and politics. Since Kant, art and culture have received an autonomy with regard to the cognitive and ethtical attitude, but in the same modern condition, a synthesis of art and politics is sometimes regarded as a way of recreating society. This ambiguity, characteristic of modernity, asks for a reflexion on the limits of the subject in general, the limits between the human and the divine, the limits of art with regard to other forms of poièsis and praxis.
The theme of the course 2009-2010 is: "Hölderlin and modernity".
Sessions will be on:
9th of February (first meeting, introduction on the theme and practical arrangements, 2 hours)
23th of February (Hölderlin, 6 hours): Hölderlin and German idealism - Antwerp
9th of March (Heidegger, 6 hours): Heideggers readings of Hölderlins poetry - Tilburg
30th of March (Blanchot, 6 hours): Blanchots interpretation of Hölderlin - Antwerp
20th of April (Lacoue-Labarthe, 6 hours): Lacoue-Labarthe on Heideggers poëtica - Tilburg
11th of May: final conference "Modernity, Poetry and the Sacred. Hölderlin's Legacy" with the contributions of Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei (Fordham University) and Kevin Hart (Virginia University) - Antwerp
The following texts will be discussed:
23th of February (presentation by A. Cools en F. Van Peperstraten):
- Friedrich Hölderlin, Anmerkungen to Sophocles' tragedies
- Ernst Cassirer "Hölderlin und der Idealismus", in Idem, Idee und Gestalt, Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971, pp. 113-155.
- Jean-François Courtine, "La situation de Hölderlin au seuil de l'idéalisme", in Extase de la raison, Galilée, 1990, pp. 15-72
9th of March (presentation by F. Van Peperstraten and C. Bremmers):
Martin Heidegger, "Voorwoord" en "Andenken", in Erläuterungen
30th of March (presentation by A. Cools):
- Maurice Blanchot, "La parole 'sacrée' de Hölderlin" in La part du feu, Paris, Gallimad, 1949, pp. 118-136.
- Maurice Blanchot, "L'itinéraire de Hölderlin" in L'espace littéraire, Paris, Gallimard, 1955, pp. 367-379.
- Leslie Hill, "<<Ein Gespräch>>: Blanchot depuis Heidegger jusqu'à Hölderlin", in Revue des Sciences Humaines n° 253 (1999), pp. 187-208.
20th of April (presetation by F. Van Peperstraten):
Philippe Lacoue Labarte, Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry, 2002.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Seminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Assignments - individualPaper - individual
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: Assignments
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A copy of the texts, mentioned above (cf. course content), will be at the disposal of the students and arrangements will be made during the first session.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language. Towards a New Poetics of Dasein, New York, Fordham University Press, 2004.
Kevi Hart, The Dark Gaze. Maurice Blanchot and the Sacred, Chicago and London, hicago University Press, 2004.