Opening Session of Working Group B on Nov 21st

Working Group B "Multiple Futures through Time" - will be opened on Thursday, 21st November at 18.30 at the Bayreuth Academy. A short introduction to the Working Group theme will be followed by a lecture by Ottmar Ette (University of Potsdam, Literary Studies, Member of the Academy's Advisory Board) on 'World Literature / Literatures of the World. The Challenge of TransArea Studies'. Members of Sub-project 1 "Histories of the Futures", facilitator of this Working Group, will take over the introductions and chair. Professor Ette will present thoughts from a current book project, focusing on Erich Auerbach's "Mimesis" and his "Philology and Weltliteratur" towards general questions of future concepts that can be situated in the context of a 'plurilogical philology'.