The literatures of the Mediterranean countries have their own profile, which results from the historical intertwining of Mediterranean cultures, beyond the borders of languages and religions.

The history of Mediterranean literature dates back far into the past; at the same time it always posses- sed a high topicality. This can be explained by the character of the Mediterranean, which forms a microcosm in a confined space by the juxtaposition of different cultures, a microcosm that allows us to observe how transnational cultural relations develop. In this context, literature is not only the medium
that observes and reflects developments. It is instead itself an engine of such relationships and a generator of cultural meaning. The aim of the conference is to encourage the development of concepts, methodologies and theories of Mediterranean Literary Studies.

Beitrag von: Steffen Schneider

Redaktion: Christoph Behrens