課程資訊
課程名稱
美學與倫理之交:策蘭和後奧許維茲之詩
The Intersection of Aesthetics and Ethics: Celan and Poetry after Auschwitz 
開課學期
103-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
齊東耿 
課號
FL7285 
課程識別碼
122EM8560 
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全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
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初選不開放。本課程以英語授課。專題研究課程。上課時間另行公布。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:1人 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1032FL7285_ 
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課程概述

Theodore W. Adorno’s famous—and often misquoted— commentary that “writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” raises a critical question to the mimetic function of poetry after the catastrophe, which is in itself not representable. As the critic Michael Rothberg in his essay “After Adorno” points out, such a diction (“writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”) actually combines a constellation of concepts—aesthetics (“poetry”), temporality (“after”), place (“Auschwitz”) and a morally evaluative predicate (“is barbaric”) (54). However unsettling it is, this controversial phrase of manifold meanings has indeed grounded the basis of discussion after the Holocaust. Critics like Robert Kaufman consider Adorno as the one who helped underscore or even reestablish the role of poetry in relation to ethics.

According to Kaufman, how to “live” after Auschwitz has always occupied the central space of Adorno’s contemplation of culture, although his attitude toward Auschwitz and aesthetics, as shown in his later works and unpublished essays, has changed several times. The complex of survivor’s guilt, the trouble of self-preservation and the irreconcilable shame of living in normalcy “again” all together mount to an inestimable challenge raised and presented to Paul Celan, whose life is summarized by John Felstiner with three words: “poet, survivor, Jew.” Celan wrote most of his poetry after the war with his eyes sturdily on Europe’s return to normalcy. Even in his time and today, Celan is regarded as the great German(-language) poet in the second half of the 20th century who inherits and extends the tradition in German poetry that runs from Holderlin, Trakl and Rilke. In the critical reception of Celan, his poetry is often thought to be exemplary poems in response to Auschwitz, and such a positioning renders Celan’s voice as representative of “poetry after Auschwitz.”

With this context in mind, the course is set to explore the intersection of aesthetics and ethics in terms of Celan’s poetry and his translations. This course aims to answer the following questions: How does Celan—if at all—respond to the question of life after Auschwitz in his poetry? Does it mean to artistically revivify the brutality of mere survival? Has Celan managed to separate poetry from life and therefore from ethics?
 

課程目標
The course aims to familiarize students with theoretical framework of the contemporary ethics, in relation to language, literary theory, and literature, leading to a re-thinking and re-configuration of reading Celan’s poetry. 
課程要求
Requirements:
1. Regular attendance
2. Regular oral presentations or written reports on assigned reading.
 
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參考書目
References:
Adorno, Theodore W. Can One Live after Auschwitz? A Philosophical Reader. Trans. Rodney Livingstone et al. Ed. Rolf Tiedemann. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2003. Print.
---. Notes to Literature. Trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen. Ed. Rolf Tiedemann. NY: Columbia UP, 1991. Print.
Bambach, Charles R. Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Holderlin, Heidegger and Celan. Albany: State U of New York P, 2013.
Buell, Lawrence. “Introduction: In Pursuit of Ethics” PMLA. 114.1(1999): 7-19. JSTOR. 23. Oct. 2014
Celan, Paul. Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan. Trans. John Felstiner. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. Print.
---. Gesammelte Werke in sieben Banden. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2003. Print.
Clarkson, Carrol. Drawing the Line. NY: Fordham UP, 2013. Project MUSE. 25 Sep. 2014.
Colin, Amy. Paul Celan: Holograms of Darkness. Bloomington, USA: Indiana UP, 1991. Print.
Derrida, Jacques. Sovereignties in Questions: The Poetics of Paul Celan. Ed. Thomas Dutoit and Outi Pasanen. New York: Fordham UP, 2005. Print.
Eshel, Amir. “Paul Celan’s Other: History, Poetics and Ethics” New German Critique. 91(2014): 57-77. JSTOR. 5 May 2014.
Felstiner, John. Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew. New Haven: Yale UP, 1995. Print.
Fioretos, Aris, ed. Word Trace: Readings of Paul Celan. USA: John Hopkins UP, 1994. Print.
Froment-Meurice, Marc. That Is To Say: Heidegger’s Poetics. Trans. Jan Plug. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998. Print.
Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Gadamer on Celan: “Who Am I and Who Are You?” and Other Essays. Ed. Trans. Richard Heinemann and Bruce Krajewski. New York: State U of New York P, 1997. Print.
Hamacher, Werner. Premises: Essays on Philosophy and Literature from Kant to Celan. Trans. Peter Fenves. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1999. Print.
Harries, Karsten. Art Matters: A Critical Commentary on Heidegger's “The Origin of the Work of Art.” Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2009. Print.
Heidegger, Martin. Elucidations of Holderlin’s Poetry. Trans. Keith Hoeller. New York: Humanity Books, 2000. Print.
---. Holderlin’s Hymn “The Ister” Trans. William McNeill and Julia Davis. USA: Indiana UP, 1996. Print.
---. Poetry, Language, Thought. Trans. Albert Hofstadter. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1975. Print.
Kaufman, Robert. “Poetry’s Ethics? Theodore W. Adorno and Robert Duncan on Aesthetic Illusion and Sociopolitical Delusion” New German Critique. 97(2006): 73-118. JSTOR. 23 Oct. 2014.
Kligerman, Eric. Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and Visual Arts. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH. & Co. KG, 2007.
Klink, Joanna. “You. An Inrtoduction to Paul Celan” The Iowa Review 30(2000): 1-18. JSTOR. 21. Oct. 2014.
Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe. Poetry as Experience. Trans. Andrea Tarnowski. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1999. Print.
Levinas, Emmanuel and Stephen Melville. “Being and the Other: On Paul Celan” Chicago Review. 29.3 (1978): 16-22. JSTOR. 5 Mar. 2013.
Levine, Michael G. A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida and Celan. New York: Fordham UP, 2014. Print.
Muller-Sievers, Helmut. “On the Way to Quotation: Paul Celan’s Meridian Speech” New German Critique. 91(2004): 131-49. JSTOR. 30 Apr. 2013.
Pickford, Henry W. The Sense of Semblance: Philosophical Analysis of Holocaust Art. New York: Fordham UP, 2013. Print.
Poggler, Otto. Der Stein hinterm Aug: Studien zu Celans Gedichten.Muchen: Wilhem Fink Verlag, 2000. Print.
Rothberg, Michael. “After Adorno: Culture in the Wake of Catastrophe” New German Critique. 72(1997): 45-81. JSTOR. 23 Oct. 2014.
Steiner, George. Language and Silence: Essays 1958-1966. London: Faber and Faber, 1985. Print.
---. The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan. New York: New Directions, 2011. Print.
Szondi, Peter. Celan Studies. Trans. Susan Bernofsky & Harvey Mendelson. Ed. Jean Bollack. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford UP, 2003. Print.
Wolosky, Shira. Language Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language in Eliot, Beckett and Celan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford UP, 1995. Print.
Ziarek, Krzysztof. Infected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness: Heidegger, Levinas, Stevens, Celan. Albany: State U of New York P, 1994. Print.
 
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課程進度
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單元主題
第2週
  “The Meridian Speech”+ “The Conversation in the Mountains” 
第3週
  Mohn und Gedachtnis, Von Schwelle zu Schwelle 
第4週
  Sprachgitter, Die Niemandsrose 
第5週
  Szondi’s Studies on Celan’s early poetry 
第6週
  Atemwede, Fadensonnen 
第7週
  Lichtzwang, Schneepart 
第8週
  Celan’s Translation 
第9週
  Celan’s Other Writings: Correspondences, Notes, Essays 
第10週
  Encounter 
第11週
  The Poetics of Caesura  
第12週
  What are Poets for—Dichten and Denken in Heidegger’s Philosophy of Language 
第13週
  “Nach Auschwitz”— Adorno and Culture in the wake of Catastrophe  
第14週
  The Ethics of the Absolute Other—Levinas on Celan 
第15週
  Gadamer on Celan: I-You Relation and its ethical implications 
第16週
  Intersections of Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics (I) 
第17週
  Intersections of Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics (II)