Moderator: Prof. Dr. Fabian Lampart, Potsdam
Over the past decade in Germany, Chinese students’ study of German philology has increased through reform and open-door policies. To date, Chinese literary academics have participated ambitiously in research discussions that were mainly centred around Western schools of thought. Without a doubt, this trend affects the study of Fontane philology. The academic reception of the canonical author is characterised by the specific pursuit of one’s own position in the dialogue of international research. The lecture presents new and exemplary Chinese interpretations of selected Fontane texts.
The event will be held in German
Xiaoqiao Wu studied German philology at Peking University. In 2005 he received his doctorate from the University of Göttingen, where he wrote his thesis on the Misalliance of Theodor Fontane and Arthur Schnitzler. He has been Professor of German Philology at Beihang University in Peking since 2005; he has held a chair as a member of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of the Department of Education in China since 2017. Between 2009 and 2011 he worked as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow in Freiburg and Berlin on a project covering humor, pantomime, and play in Clemens Brentanos’ comedy Ponce de Leon. He is currently doing research on the Chinese reception of Goethe in 1900.