The Institute of Philosophy, RCH, cordially invites you to its upcoming talk PD Dr. Patrick Eiden-Offe  (Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur und Kulturforschung BerlinA „novelistic life“ and the „biographical form“ of the novel: On the task of writing Georg Lukács’s biography.


Any attempt to write Georg Lukács’s biography is confronted with a certain circularity: while Lukács led a „novelistic life“ (to quote the recent special issue of the German Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte on Lukács), the novel as a genre is characterized by its essentially „biographical form“ (as Lukács puts it in his The Theory of the Novel). The modern form of life itself seems to be engendered by the novel; thus, modern life almost inevitably follows the script of the Bildungsroman. In my talk, I will reconstruct this circularity and draw some practical and poetical consequences for my own endeavour to write Lukács’s “intellectual biography”.

Date: 08 December 2022 (Thursday), 2pm

 Location: Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán Street 4., 7th floor, Room „Trapéz” (B.7.16)

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