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: Megan Fernandes

Mittwoch 25.01.2023 | 18:00-21:00 Uhr | Vortragssprache: Englisch

AIL: Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab
Ehemalige Postsparkasse
Georg-Coch-Platz 2,
1010 Vienna, AT

FLOW: In this lecture, we discuss the philosophies and techniques of "flow" in poetry as respiratory, sermonic, and ecstatic through a variety of historical and critical contexts including Islamic mysticism, the Black Arts movement, contemporary hip hop, the New York School, and Pacific Islander poetry. Participants will discuss and experiment with prompts that focus on pace, breathwork, vocal delivery, voltas, syllabic accentuation, pause, enjambment, etc. In addition, we will discuss what are the political aspects of "flow" in our contemporary culture. Who has access to breath and who doesn't? How is our flow of consciousness shaped by our digital lives? What kind do certain obsessive patterns of thought tell us about how our own flow is constructed? What does it mean to "go with the flow" and maybe more importantly, what does it mean to move against it?

Megan Fernandes is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, among many other publications. Her second book of poetry, Good Boys (Tin House Books, 2020), was a finalist for the Kundiman Book Prize and the Saturnalia Book Prize. Her third book of poetry, I Do Everything I'm Told (Tin House Books) is forthcoming in June 2023. Fernandes earned a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA in poetry from Boston University and has received fellowships from the Yaddo Foundation, the Swatch Art Peace Residency in Shanghai, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Hawthornden Foundation in Lake Como. She is an associate professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College, where she teaches courses on poetry and environmental writing.

Guest lecture #2: Slavs and Tatars

Thursday 26 January 2023 | 18:00-21:00 | Language of lecture: English

AIL: Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab
Ehemalige Postsparkasse
Georg-Coch-Platz 2,
1010 Vienna, AT

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.


25 January 2023, 18:00–21:00 AIL – Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab
26 January 2023, 18:00–21:00 AIL – Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab

Course Enrolment

From 15 July 2022, 18:00 to 25 January 2023, 20:00
Via online registration

Language Arts (Master): Guest Lectures: Guest Lectures 1-4 570/004.01

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible