Versetzte Sprachen : zu Paul Celan: "In der Blasenkammer"

Since the late 1950's Paul Celan has been deeply interested in scientific questions in regard to history and society as well as in the terminology of scientific language. Therefore, since the publication of “Sprachgitter
Since the late 1950's Paul Celan has been deeply interested in scientific questions in regard to history and society as well as in the terminology of scientific language. Therefore, since the publication of “Sprachgitter” up to “Schneepart”, many of his poems include terms out of texts that deal with topics as different as geology, biology, astronomy, nuclear physics, and medicine. This essay addresses the problem of this form of adaptation by a close reading of Celan's poem »In der Blasenkammer« (published in 1970). Celan's poems turn against any notion of ›communicative functionality‹ of language; especially the languages of the sciences are here a prominent challenge because of their claim to be semantically objective. So the mentioned adaptation is a serious problem indeed, because the turning of scientific terms into words of poetry does not imply that these terms are simply transferred from one determined semantic context into another. It is rather the question of semantics itself that is at stake. So it has to be stressed that Celan does neither intend to equip scientific terms with ›poetical connotations‹ nor does he turn them into simple metaphors nor poetic or metapoetic concepts. His poems rather deal with the dispensation of semantics and metaphoricity – the language of these poems is a language of abundance and privation at the same time.
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Author:Holger Steinmann
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-110084
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2011/07/20
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2011/07/20
SWD-Keyword:Celan; Celan; Paul ; Paul / Lichtzwang ; Sprachphilosophie ; Wissenschaftssprache
Source:(in:) Scientia Poetica. Jahrbuch für Geschichte der Literatur und der Wissenschaften, 14, 2010, S. 150-162
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:831 Deutsche Versdichtung
Sammlungen:GiNDok
Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.14.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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