Keyword: Poetics of Politics (Documentation)

The international conference "Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture" took place in Leipzig on June 20-22. It featured three keynote speakers and twelve paper presentations.

Poetics of Politics (Documentation)

Contemporary American literature has rediscovered politics. As scholars who proclaim an end of postmodernism, a post-postmodern turn, maintain, literature around the turn of the millennium has broken with the 'narcissist' playfulness of postmodernism and demonstrates a rekindled interest in addressing issues of social concern, an interest that it pursues by literary strategies nonetheless deeply shaped by postmodern aesthetics.