Die Poetik der Selbstüberschreitung
Figurationen transgressiver Subjektivität in der Literatur der Moderne
[The Poetics of Self-Transcendence: Figurations of Transgressive Subjectivity in Modernist Literature]
Aims and Scope
This study examines literary fantasies of boundary dissolution as a development constitutive of modernism. The concept of transgressive subjectivity denotes an extreme form of aesthetic subjectivity resulting from writing about oneself. Drawing on Foucault, this approach enables an interpretation of literature as a space of possibility that generates radical alternatives to modern subjectivity.