The FRIAS School of Language & Literature (LiLi), with Peter Auer (linguistics) and Werner Frick (literary studies) as its Directors and Gesa von Essen as Scientific Coordinator, aims to be a research institution of international stature in its field. It advocates an approach to literary studies and linguistics which is theoretically and methodologically advanced and has strong interdisciplinary inclinations. The School is made up of two branches – one in linguistics, the other in literary studies – which carry equal weight, and its research emphases correspond with the profiles of the respective disciplines at the University of Freiburg. This means, in linguistics, the empirical study of language structure and language behaviour, particularly using methods from cognitive, corpus-based and interactional linguistics. In literary studies, the emphasis is on “world literature research” that is open to comparative perspectives and approaches drawn from cultural studies, with a focus on research topics in the fields of the history of knowledge, cultural semantics, as well as general poetics and aesthetics. Another central focus in LiLi’s research agenda is the exploration of productive intersections between linguistics and literary studies.
Hans Belting (Karlsruhe): Eine Geschichte des Gesichts? Fragen an die Anthropologie
Date: 4. June 2013, 20 - 22 pm
Location: Universität Freiburg, KG I, Aula (Prometheus-Halle)
- Forschungspreis der FRIAS School of Language & Literature
- Three new volumes published in FRIAS book series “linguae & litterae”
- LiLi Fellow John Nerbonne receives Humboldt Research Award