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From Orality to Writing and back, or somewhere in the middle. Verbal Installations regarding Penelope’s Myth in Barbara Köhler’s Niemands Frau and Phoebe Giannisi’s Homerica,
Penelope Kolovou (Universities of Bonn – Sorbonne-IV – Florence)
Přednáška se uskuteční ve čtvrtek 22. února 2018 v 18 hod.
na ÚŘLS FF UK v místnosti 147 (Celetná 20, Praha 1).
In her poetical collection Niemands Frau (German: “Nobody’s Wife”; Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a.M., 2007), Barbara Köhler revisits the Penelopean myth in form of a “Sprachinstallation”. The German poet deploys word plays and sound devices at such a degree, so that the texts may only then be adequately comprehensible, when read aloud. In “GEWEBEPROBE : PENELOPE” (German: “Texture sample : Penelope”), for instance, rhythm and repetition of certain words and formulas do create a strong allusion to the Homeric Penelope’s weaving/unweaving activity, as well as to her constant (not) waiting. A Modern Greek “verbal installations” paradigma is most aptly represented by Phoebe Giannisi whose work lies between poetry, performance, theory, and architecture, interdisciplinary investigating the connections between language, voice, the body, place, and memory. Beyond discussing Köhler’s reception in Phoebe Giannisi’s Ομηρικά (Greek: “Homerica”; Kedros, Athens 2009), this paper focuses on the elaboration of Giannisi’s “Πηνελόπη I-am addicted to you”, too. As in Köhler’s “GEWEBEPROBE : PENELOPE”, oral recitation contributes into creating an allusion to epic poetry, and what is more to the rhythm of physical functions which may be read as a metaphor for mnemotechnics, consequently alluding to ancient poets and weavers.Představíme si:
studied Classical and Modern Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the University of Vienna, specialising in Archaic Lyric Poetry. She attended postgraduate seminars in Classical and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Bologna, Siena, and Cologne, and won a DAAD research fellowship at the University of Bristol. Her research interests centre on myth criticism in modern literatures, and her doctoral project in progress concerns the poetics of (post)modern rewritings of the Penelopean myth in different texts. She has been teaching Greek Language and Literature at the Universities of Münster and Bonn. The lecture takes place in the frame of a teaching staff mobility agreement between the Charles University in Prague and the University of Bonn.