Jenny Bohn
Language Arts, Language Arts
2023W, Projektarbeit (PA), 5.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04779


"Malina. Das ist kein Liebesroman" is a cooperation project with Burg Hülshoff - Center for Literature in collaboration with the artist Anna McCarthy.

»Ich werde Ihnen ein furchtbares Geheimnis verraten: die Sprache ist die Strafe. In sie müssen alle Dinge eingehen und in ihr müssen sie wieder vergehen nach ihrer Schuld und dem Ausmaß ihrer Schuld.«

— »Malina«, Ingeborg Bachmann

"Malina" was published in 1971 and is the first and only novel by Ingeborg Bachman. The book is often read as a story about love. But it is much more an important testimony to post-war literature: the female first-person narrator delicately takes apart the myth of coming to terms with the past. In doing so, she finds a language that makes the experience of violence describable.

Together with the dramaturge Jenni Bohn and the artist Anna McCarthy, a concept is being developed for a production as part of the Droste Festival 2024: Nenn mich Hexe and the Tangente St. Pölten. The concept will be realised in the summer semester and will be shown in the programme of both festivals. What the production can/should be is open and will be defined and developed together.





Examination Modalities

Conception of an artistic contribution ( Realisation in the summer semester 2024)


It is recommended to read Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann before the start of the seminar.

Key Words

Ausstellung, text, performance, text


03 October 2023, 10:00–14:00 Seminar Room 33
04 October 2023, 10:00–14:00 Seminar Room 33
25 January 2024, 12:00–16:00
26 January 2024, 10:00–16:00 Seminar Room 33
27 January 2024, 10:00–16:00 Seminar Room 33

Course Enrolment

From 28 August 2023, 15:57 to 02 October 2023, 23:57
Via online registration

Language Arts (Master): Cooperation Project: Cooperation Project 1,2 570/005.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible