The panel investigates the problematic role of integrity in poetic conceptions of subjectivity. From Greek tragedy to postmodern novel, literature privileges constellations in which integrity remains unrequited. This may point to either an aesthetics of integrity or an implicit ethics of literature; the panel addresses both options with examples from literary history.
Kai Wiegandt is Researcher in the Department for English Language and Literature at the Free University Berlin.
Jens Elze is Researcher at the Graduate School of Humanities in Göttingen.