Marco Formisano (Gent)

„Im Sinne der Antike“. Antiquity and Sexuality in Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus im Pelz
05.12.2016

Ort: Bibliothek des Internationalen Kollegs Morphomata, Weyertal 59 (Rückgebäude, 3. Etage), 50937 Köln

Zeit: 18.00 Uhr

Kontakt: Sinah Kloß (skloss[at]uni-koeln.de)

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s name is mostly associated with a particular sexual orientation: masochism. His most famous novel Venus im Pelz (1870) has been read as an autobiographical text documenting the peculiar attraction of its author for dominant women. Yet this text is much more than a diary of a perversion or an erotic tale. In my discussion I shall explore the highly fictional texture of the novel, emphasizing the aesthetic dimension created by masochism, and then consider the role played by antiquity in the masochistic constellation as created and depicted in an exemplary way in this foundational text.

Der Vortrag findet auf englisch statt.

Respondenz: Anja Bettenworth (Klassische Philologie, Universität zu Köln)

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Marco Formisano (Gent): „Im Sinne der Antike“. Antiquity and Sexuality in Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus im Pelz

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