Orientation Feeling lost

The feeling of being lost
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Feeling Lost. Orientation, and Lack hereof, in Literature

Th/20/June/10:00 - 11:00 Panel discussion

Speaker: Jingfang Hao, Assaf Gavron, Panashe Chigumadzi, Julia von Lucadou
Presented by: Christoph Bartman
Language: English with German interpretation

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More information, more possibilities, more duties – where is our own self located in the light of growing mobility, plurality and openness within our societies, with the boundaries of the self seeming to blur, while at the same time there is a growing drive toward self-promotion and self-marketing in social media? Searching for one’s identity is a recurring theme in literature. How do literary texts reflect this quest in the age of new technological and societal scope to act? Can literature offer tools to help readers find their way by opening up new perspectives? A conversation between authors from three continents.