KLAWITTER, Arne

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Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job title

Professor

Homepage URL

https://arneklawitter.wordpress.com

Education 【 display / non-display

  • 1999.09
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    2000.03

    Université de Nantes  

  • 1995.01
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    1995.05

    University of California, Berkeley  

  • 1993.09
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    1994.07

    Glasgow University  

  • 1992.10
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    1997.07

    Rostock University   Graduate School, Division of Letters   German Literature, English and North American Literatures, Philosophy  

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  • Wilhelms University Muenster   habil.

  • Rostock University   PhD

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Letters, School of Humanities   Professor

  • 2008.04
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    2013.03

    Kyoto University   Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education   Associate Professor

  • 2006.04
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    2008.03

    Kyushu University   Faculty of Letters   Lecturer

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    Internationale Vereinigung der Germanistik

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    Japanische Gesellschaft fur Germanistik

 

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • History of thought

  • European literature   German and Comparative Literatures

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • German literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literatures and Aesthetics

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Das Wunderwerk zu Roswalde. Eine mögliche Vorlage für die satirische Darstellung von Plu-tos ‚Höllengarten‘ in Goethes „Triumph der Empfindsamkeit“ (1777/78)

    Goethe Jahrbuch   136   273 - 279  2020.07  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

  • Problematische Autorschaft. Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubarts Kurzgefaßtes Lehrbuch der schönen Wissenschaften und seine ungleichen Herausgeber

    Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (IASL)   45 ( 1 ) 1 - 20  2020.05  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

  • „Ein rätselhaftes Reich aus schwarzen Bildern.“ Zur ästhetischen Resonanz sino-japanischer Schriftzeichen in literarischen Texten um 1900

    West-Östliche Wahlverwandtschaft. Hans Bethge und die historischen und ästhetischen Konstellationen um 1900. Ed. by Gerhard Lauer; Yixu Lü     207 - 223  2020  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Authorship:Lead author

  • Der Philosoph, Freigeist und Orientalist Heinrich Friedrich Diez im Spiegel bislang unbekannter früher Schriften

    Heinrich Friedrich von Diez (1751–1817). Freidenker – Diplomat – Orientkenner. Ed. by Christoph Rauch; Gideon Stiening     133 - 146  2020  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Authorship:Lead author

  • Rechtsgefühl und Gewalteskalation in Kleists Michael Kohlhaas

    Gefühlsunordnungen. Heinrich von Kleist und die romantische Ökonomie von Affekten. Ed. by Thomas Pekar; Thomas Schwarz     39 - 48  2020  [Invited]

    Authorship:Lead author

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Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • Literaturtheorien in der Anwendung

    ( Part: Edit)

    Studienreihe der JGG  2019.06

  • Fernwestliche Schrifträume. Die Zeichenwelten des chinesischen Künstlers Xu Bing

    KLAWITTER, Arne( Part: Sole author)

    Iudicium  2018 ISBN: 9783862051229

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    Xu Bing’s invented characters haven’t stopped irritating its spectators since his exhibition “A book from the sky” (1987). For his monumental project he created pseudo-characters which question the status and the tradition of Chinese characters.

  • Heinrich Friedrich Diez: Philosophische Abhandlungen, Rezensionen und unveröffentlichte Briefe (1773–1784)

    KLAWITTER, Arne( Part: Edit)

    Königshausen & Neumann  2018 ISBN: 9783826063664

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    Diez war wegen der Denkwürdigkeiten von Asien (1811/15) und der Übersetzung vom Buch des Kabus (1811) lange Zeit nur Goethe-Forschern und Orientalisten bekannt. Der Band gibt Aufschluss über dessen freigeistigen u. radikalaufklärerischen Gedanken.

  • Öffentlichkeitsinseln : literarische Öffentlichkeit in der DDR

    KLAWITTER, Arne( Part: Edit)

    Studienreihe der JGG  2016 ISBN: 9784908452109

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    Die literarische Öffentlichkeit in der DDR war stark von Zensur und politische Vorgaben geprägt. Dennoch gab es Möglichkeiten, sich an den politischen Leitlinien und der Zensur vorbei Gehör zu verschaffen und kleinere Öffentlichkeitsinseln zu bilden.

  • Ästhetische Resonanz. Zeichen und Schriftästhetik aus Ostasien in der deutschsprachigen Literatur und Geistesgeschichte

    KLAWITTER, Arne( Part: Sole author)

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht  2015 ISBN: 9783847103592

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    Vor dem Hintergrund der Auseinandersetzung deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller mit den für sie unlesbaren chinesischen Schriftzeichen entwickelt die Studie den Begriff der »ästhetischen Resonanz« und erforscht die Präsenz chin. Schriftzeichen in der deutschen Literatur sowie in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Sie fragt, welche Inspirationen die deutschsprachige Literatur aus der Begegnung mit diesen Schriftzeichen und poetischen Formen erhalten hat, was dann exemplarisch an Werken von Ludwig August Unzer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Rückert, Yvan Goll, Albert Ehrenstein, Max Dauthendey und Max Kommerell aufgezeigt wird. Mit dem methodisch-theoretischen Ansatz der ästhetischen Resonanz wird der literaturwissenschaftlichen Forschung ein ganz neues Untersuchungsfeld eröffnet und definiert, in dem sprachliche Zeichen nicht mehr primär nach ihrem Sinngehalt oder ihrer signifikanten Struktur befragt werden, sondern nach ihrer affektiven und ästhetischen Wirkung. Für deren Analyse wird mit dem Konzept einer post-semiotischen Resonanzästhetik ein Ausgangspunkt geschaffen und zur Diskussion gestellt, von dem aus das vermeintlich Unlesbare diskursiv lesbar wird.

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Misc 【 display / non-display

  • Von der repressiven Strafjustiz zur panoptischen Gesellschaft. Foucaults Vorlesungen über die Theorien und Institutionen der Strafe

    Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie   14 ( 1 ) 159 - 162  2020.06

    Authorship:Lead author

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)  

  • Arno Schmidt und das 18. Jahrhundert

    Weimarer Beiträge   66 ( 1 ) 304 - 306  2020.05

    Authorship:Lead author

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)  

  • Bekenntnis und Ambiguität

    Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift   69 ( 1 ) 116 - 118  2019.03

    Authorship:Lead author

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)  

  • Schack Hermann Ewald (1745-1822). A Kantian in the Thuringian Capital Gotha

    Klawitter Arne

    ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHILOSOPHISCHE FORSCHUNG   72 ( 3 ) 450 - 454  2018.09  [Refereed]

  • Die ästhetische Resonanz unlesbarer Zeichen bei Xu Bing und Axel Malik

    KLAWITTER, Arne

    Schreiben als Ereignis. Künste und Kulturen der Schrift, hg. von Jutta Müller-Tamm     199 - 216  2018

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Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Prize for best monograph 2015 (Literary Studies)

    2017.05   Japanese Society for German Studies   Aesthetic Resonance

    Winner: KLAWITTER, Arne

Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Die Bedeutung der "Auserlesene Bibliothek der neuesten deutschen Litteratur" als Rezensionsorgan der Aufklärung

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    2017
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    2020
     

    KLAWITTER, Arne

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Uwe Johnson und der Kanon der Nachkriegsliteratur

    Project Year :

    2015
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    2016
     

    KLAWITTER, Arne, YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi, HELBIG, Holger

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Chronotopological historiography of the GDR-literature

    基盤研究(C)

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    2014
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    2016
     

    KLAWITTER, Arne

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Cultural history of the relation between the body and the incorporeal in German literature

    基盤研究(C)

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    2010
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    2013
     

    TANABE, Reiko, KLAWITTER, Arne, TRAUDEN, Dieter

  • Romantic fragment and the panorama as technologies of "subjectification"

    基盤研究(C)

    Project Year :

    2010
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    2012
     

    KLAWITTER, Arne

    Authorship: Principal investigator

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Ein Freigeist in Sachen des Genies. Mauvillon als Literaturkritiker

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    Jakob Mauvillon (1743–1794) und die deutschsprachige Radikalaufklärung. Wolfenbüttel 

    Presentation date: 2019.10

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  • Den biologischen Verfall vor den Augen der Welt darstellen. Der hygienisch-klimatologische Diskurs in Thomas Manns Der Tod in Venedig

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    Der Tod in Venedig im Schnittfeld der Diskurse. Textanalytische Beiträge zur interkulturellen Literaturvermittlung, ETH Zürich, Universität Basel 

    Presentation date: 2019.09

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  • Weltliteratur und Weltpoesie um und nach 1800

    Asiatische Germanisten-Tagung, Sapporo 

    Presentation date: 2019.08

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  • Fremde Schriftzeichen und ihre Resonanz in der deutschen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende um 1900

    Eigen- und Fremdbilder in der Literatur, Film und Kunst 

    Presentation date: 2019.06

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    2019.06
     
     
  • Vergleichen in Ostasien. Ortswechsel im Denken bei Claude Lévi-Strauss und François Jullien

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    Vergleichen Interdisziplinär 

    Presentation date: 2019.03

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  • 急進的啓蒙主義者としてのヤーコプ・モーヴィヨン

    2020  

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    Jakob Mauvillon (1743-1794) was an important figure in the radical German Enlightenment. A literary critic and author or translator of works on religion, philosophy, political economy, gender, Freemasonry and history, he corresponded with many other thinkers in Germany and in France. Though he published on a wide range of topics, and was a prolific reviewer, detailed study of his works is scant. There is only one now outdated monograph on his work as a whole (published in 1981). More recently, however, it has become apparent that he is in fact a key figure of the radical Enlightenment in Germany. He has attracted increasing notice in the scholarly literature in the field. It is in line with this rising interest that together with two German scholars, Dieter Huening and Gideon Stiening, I organized a conference devoted to Mauvillon in Wolfenbuettel on 10-11 October 2019. The plenary speaker was the leading historian of the German radical Enlightenment, Martin Mulsow.It is now well recognized that much of the work of Enlightenment in general, and the radical Enlightenment in particular, was done in networks of private correspondence. Mauvillon’s letters are thus a part of the wider network of correspondences in the period, which were a key medium in the propagation of Enlightenment ideas and values. Most of his correspondence is unpublished. In my research project I collected, transcribed and analysed the correspondence of Mauvillon archived in the Herzog August library and in the state library in Wolfenbuettel. Together with Kevin Hilliard, professor emeritus for German literature at Oxford University, I work on a commented edition of Mauvillon’s correspondences that will make a significant contribution to the study of the circulation of ideas in the Enlightenment in general, and the radical Enlightenment in particular.   

  • The significance of the “Auserlesene Bibliothek”as a journal for review in the age of German Enlightenment(from 1760 to 1800)

    2013  

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    In my research I tried to revaluate the significance of the journal "Auserlesene Bibliothek der neuesten deutschen Litteratur", which was a literary review in the era of enlightenment published in Lemgo between 1772 and 1781. This journal was in competition with the most popular review at that time, Nicolai's "Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek". So far, academic research has paid little attention to the journal "Auserlesene Bibliothek", because the names of the contributors have not been known until now. Only for a few reviews, like that of Lessing’s Emilia Galotti, the authorship in between could be revealed. During my research on this subject in the last two years I was able to decipher some more of the names hidden behind abbreviations (or numbers) and could disclose three authors, most important Jakob Mauvillon and Ludwig August Unzer, who both became famous in 1771 for their harsh criticism of the poet Gellert. Thanks to the Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects I could continue to reveal more names of authors who contributed to this journal and was able to find out the names of 37 contributors. During my research trip to Germany I studied other 18th century periodicals at Rostock University and Leipzig University library (which are not available in the internet) and could collect a lot of material. This allows me to reconstruct the intellectual background of this journal. The results of my research will be published in Waseda Blätter (2014). I also planning to publish an article on that topic in a peer-reviewed academic journal in Germany.

  • The aesthetic resonance of sino-japanese characters in German Literature and Philosophy

    2013  

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    The aim of the project was to investigate the role of sino-japanese characters in the German history of ideas and literature over the last four centuries by analyzing the notion German scholars had of the ideographic nature of sino-japanese characters and how this notion is manifest in literature. The main questions of my research were: how did sino-japanese written characters inspire German intellectuals and poets throughout the last four centuries? How did they perceive those characters, which, in most cases, they were not able to read or understand? How can the aesthetical dimension of the written characters as seen by poets, artists and academic researchers be described and analyzed? How can Chinese written characters serve as a medium for poetry? So far intercultural literary research has been concentrated on the transfer of literary motives and ideas and on the circulation of knowledge. In contrast to this, I focused on the effects of unreadability, which is caused by the concept of cultural Otherness. In this respect, I analyzed the resonances of foreign sounds, graphical elements of ‘written characters’ in German literature, and the resonances of aesthetical concepts imported from East Asia. In my research, I draw on post-structuralist theoretical thinking and methods of comparative aesthetics recently brought forth by the French sinologist and philosopher François Jullien. I will made use of Stephen Greenblatt’s concept of ‘resonance’ as circulating social energy in order to develop the notion of resonance. Along with new insights into the historical role of sino-japanese characters in German philosophy and literature (for example concerning Murr's proposal to use Chinese characters as a universal language), I elaborated upon a theory of resonance which renders it possible to describe aesthetic effects of written characters beyond signification. The results of my research have been published in several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals in Germany.

  • 18世紀の書評・学術誌『ドイツ批評誌』の啓蒙主義における文学史的意義

    2017  

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    In my research on the Enlightenment journal "Magazin der deutschen Critik" I tried to ascertain the identity behind the ciphered initials and to name the contributors of that journal.  The "Magazin der deutschen Critik" was published in Halle in four double-volumes between 1772 and 1776. It was the continuation of the "Deutsche Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften", founded by Christian Adolph Klotz (1738–1771). After Klotz' sudden death in Dec. 1771, Gottlob Benedikt Schirach (1743–1804) became chief editor of the journal which was published under the name "Magazin der deutschen Critik". It is of special interest because of its positive reception of the German Sturm-und-Drang movement. Although some of the former collaborators of the "Deutsche Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften" continued to contribute for the new "Magazin", other authors switched the editor and contributed for the newly founded "Auserlesene Bibliothek der neuesten deutschen Litteratur", published in Lemgo between 1772 and 1781. During my research trip to Germany I studied 18th century periodicals at Berlin University and Berlin State library and gave a presentation at a conference on Heinrich Friedrich von Diez. 

  • ドイツ啓蒙期の東洋学者H.F.ディーツの書簡集

    2019  

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    Heinrich Friedrich von Diez (1751-1817) is today most famous for being consulted by Goethe for his research on the West-Eastern Divan. However, being a philosopher, diplomat and Orientalist, Diez also exchanged letters with other important personalities of his time. So far, only a very small part of his extensive correspondence has been published. His correspondents include Johann Wolfgang Goethe and the Anacreontic poet Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, the publisher and bookseller Friedrich Nicolai, the Orientalist and librarian Oluf Gerhard Tychsen, the diplomat Christian Konrad Wilhelm Dohm and the libertarian philosopher and economist Jakob Mauvillon.In my research project I collected, transcribed and analysed the correspondence of Heinrich Friedrich von Diez. In 2018, I already published an edition of Diez’ unknown philosophical treatise, reviews and some of his letters to Friedrich Nicolai and H.A.O. Reichard.The aim is to prepare a commented critical edition of Diez’ entire correspondence for the series “Werkprofile” published by de Gruyter. During my research I visited Berlin State Library to collect and transcribe the correspondence with Friedrich Nicolai and with the Prussian Minister Ewald Friedrich Graf von Hertzberg. I also studied documents about Diez’ diplomatic activity in Constantinople between 1786 and 1790 archived in Berlin. The results of the research have been published in scholarly journals, and will feed into the edition of Diez’ correspondence. 

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Overseas Activities 【 display / non-display

  • 啓蒙期の「知のネットワーク形成」に学術、書籍誌「最新ドイツ文学精選叢書」が果たした意義の研究

    2019.08
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    2020.08

    Germany   Guest researcher

 

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