A3: Purism – Discourses and practices of linguistic purity

Project A3 is concerned with the significance of linguistic purity for the constitution of the interlinked vernacular literatures in Italy, France and Germany during the 16th and 17th centuries. Our main thesis is that, in the context of early modern discussions of language and language policies, the demand for ‘purity’ led to arguments concerning language theory, which, in turn, became the basis for poetological concepts and social practices. They also initiated general debates on norm and diversity in different social fields of action. Project A03 aims to unlock the aesthetic potential of the debate on linguistic purism as an example of early modern aesthetic practice. It will address a wide range of texts and textual genres within an interdisciplinary framework and through intercultural comparison.




Third Meeting of the Research Network "Early Modern Studies in SouthWest Germany" in Tübingen, 6 December 2019, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Since 2017, the Research Network Early Modern Studies in SouthWest Germany (initiated by Sandra Richter, Jörg Robert, Dirk Werle; website: www.frühe-neuzeit-südwest.de) has developed into an international and interdisciplinary discussion forum for researchers focusing on early modern literature, art and culture in Baden-Württemberg and beyond. The research network stimulates scientific networking, the development of joint research projects and the promotion of young researchers. On Friday, 12/06/2019, 10:30 - 19:00, the third meeting of the Research Network will take place in Tübingen in the Evangelische Stift Tübingen (Klosterberg 2, 72074 Tübingen). Focussing on the topics "Aesthetics – Materiality – Knowledge", the full-day-conference will present current research activities and publications in the field of early modern research. The meeting in Tübingen will be held in cooperation with the newly established collaborative research centre 1391 Different Aesthetics.