NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “Frame Works,” featuring author Thomas Meinecke and Uwe Wirth, a professor literature, on Mon., March 27.
NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “Frame Works,” featuring author Thomas Meinecke and Uwe Wirth, a professor literature, on Mon., March 27, 6:30 p.m. at its Greenwich Village location (42 Washington Mews at University Place).
Frames are paradoxical constructions, usually revealing their mode (Have frames a static existence or are they rather conceived of as dynamic processes?) and their status (Do frames belong to the inside of the frame or are they already part of the ‘outside world’ that is excluded by them?), and are relevant to the creation of many forms of content, including both news and novels.
In his presentation, Wirth, a professor of Contemporary German Literature and the Study of Culture at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, will explore the theoretical implications of different approaches towards frames. Meinecke, the author of seven novels, will talk about the relevance of framing processes for his work as an author whose writing style is characterized by transforming academic discourse into literature and by a DJ-like technique of sampling and mixing.
Meinecke plays in the experimental rock band F.S.K. (Voluntary Self-Control) and works as a radio and club DJ. Two of his novels (“Tomboy” and “Pale Blue”) have been translated into English. His most recent novel is “Selbst” (Suhrkamp, 2016).
Wirth’s current research interests address topics such as the theories of the comic (see his “Interdisciplinary Handbook on Humor”, Metzler-Verlag, 2017) and processes of framing. His other works include “Die Geburt des Autors aus dem Geist der Herausgeberfiktion,” “Editoriale Rahmung im Roman um 1800: Wieland, Goethe, Brentano, Jean Paul und E.T.A.”, and “Rahmenbrüche, Rahmenwechsel”.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 for more information. Subways: N, R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)