Gerhild Steinbuch
Language Arts, Language Arts
2022W, 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03816


There will be two guest lectures in the winter term:

Guest lecture #1: tba

Information on contents and dates will follow.

Guest lecture #2: Slavs and Tatars

Thursday 26 January 2023 | 18:00-19:30 | Language of lecture: English

Transliterative Tease (2013–present)

Through the lens of phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, Transliterative Tease explores the potential for transliteration – the conversion of scripts – as a strategy equally of resistance and research into notions such as identity politics, colonialism, and faith. The lecture-performance focuses on the Turkic languages of the former Soviet Union, as well as the eastern and western frontiers of the Turkic sphere, namely Anatolia and Xinjiang/Uighuristan. Lenin believed that the revolution of the east begins with the Latinization of the alphabets of all Muslim subjects of the USSR. The march of alphabets has always accompanied that of empires – Arabic with the rise of Islam, Latin with that of Roman Catholicism, and Cyrillic with the Orthodox Church and subsequently communism. This lecture-performance attempts not to emancipate peoples or nations but rather the sounds rolling off our tongues.


Examination Modalities

Pro Semester werden zwei Gastvorträge angeboten. Für die erfolgreiche Absolvierung ist Anwesenheit bei BEIDEN Vorträgen erforderlich.


26 January 2023, 18:00–19:30 Seminar Room 25

Course Enrolment

From 21 July 2022, 11:51 to 01 December 2022, 23:59
Via online registration

Sprachkunst (Master): Guest Lectures: Guest Lectures 1-4

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible