Wegnetz einer histrionischen Historik : Thomas Klings Vergegenwärtigungen

  • The paper engages with the works of Thomas Kling (1957-2005) and elaborates on the specific incorporation of history in Klings poetics. Kling was both known for his wild style of lyrical performance as well as for his vast knowledge of history. Kling aptly puts the style of his lectures in the tradition of the "histrion", the actor in ancient Rome. The paper argues that the connection of history and the theatricality of the histrion becomes fundamental to his poetics. History is for Kling a material that combines linguistic, cultural and literary references that need a performative elaboration. The paper traces this constellation of performativity and history within Klings early poems and essays. It then turns towards a reading of his poems "Manhattan Mundraum" and "Manhattan Mundraum Zwei". In these poems Kling intertwines the performative aspects of his poetics with an inquiry into the history that has shaped the island of Manhattan and the language of its "Mundraum".

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Author:Lucas KnierzingerGND
Parent Title (German):Colloquium Helveticum : cahiers suisses de littérature générale et comparée 49.2020
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/09
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/22
Tag:Kling, Thomas: Manhattan Mundraum Zwei
GND Keyword:Kling, Thomas; Manhattan Mundraum; Geschichte; Performance <Künste>; Histrione; Theatralik; Mündlichkeit; Sprache
Page Number:12
First Page:188
Last Page:199
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart / BDSL-Klassifikation: 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart >19.13.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Das Relationspotential von Sprachen, Literaturen und Kulturen (Colloquium Helveticum ; 49.2020)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0