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Temporal Landscapes – ‘Landscape’ as Ensemble

Subproject by Jan-Peer Hartmann

The subproject focuses on entanglements of animate and inanimate, human and non-human actors, as highlighted in literary representations of objects as parts of ‘landscape’. As a rule, these objects cannot be unequivocally assigned to either the ‘socio-cultural’ or the ‘natural’ sphere. Rather, they are part of a larger ensemble ‘landscape’, understood as a spatial and temporal constellation of various animate and inanimate actors that is both socially constructed and subject to continual transformation. The project pays special attention to the factors that these texts single out as the origins or catalysts of such transformations.