Beim Haupte des Autoren. Referenzspiele in Elfriede Jelineks Theatertexten und deren Inszenierung
The plays of the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature, are considered among the most difficult to produce. Their premieres are often marked by scandal as effigies of Jelinek herself are desecrated on stage. Thomas Wortmann from the Universität Mannheim presents a lecture in which he asks who plays with whom at such events: the directors with Jelinek, or Jelinek with the directors?
Thomas Wortmann studied at Bonn and St. Louis before earning his PhD at Cologne for a prize-winning dissertation on Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. His interests range from Andreas Gryphius to James Bond. He is currently Juniorprofessor for Contemporary German Literary Studies and Media Aesthetics at the Universität Mannheim.
Please note: this lecture will be given in German.