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Hölderlin in His Time: Contexts, Conventions, Constellations

Event info

  • today from 15/11/2021 to 19/11/2021
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Marco Castellari, Università degli Studi di Milano

    Prof. Dr. Jörg Robert, Tübingen    


On the occasion of Friedrich Hölderlin's 250th birthday (1770 – 1843), the conference focuses on the poet's position in the contexts of his time. The hypothesis is that Hölderlin was by no means the untimely and almost 'self-exiled' figure that scholars have long wanted to see, but a sensitive observer and actor in the literary field of the so called 'Age of Goethe'. The aim is to systematically elaborate and methodically re-establish Hölderlin's 'Zeitgenossenschaft', that is his anchoring in constellations of the history of ideas, literary conventions and publication contexts of his time.