Between 3–5 November, The University of Trier (Germany) held an international conference «Grundlagen: Zur Theorie des lyrischen Subjekts im Kontext der neueren Dichtung» The Theory of a Lyric Subject in the Context of New Poetry"). Researchers from Germany, Russia, Japan, the Netherlands and the USA discussed the principles of the contemporary Russian and German poetry. Voronezh State University was represented at the conference by D.Sc. in Philology, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Philology Alexander Zhitenev.
It was the first conference of the joint project of the German Research Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Humanities Grants. The goal of the project is to generalise research dedicated to the problem of subjectivity in humanities and to create a system of categories that can be used to describe typology and forms of a lyric subject representation in contemporary poetry. The first meeting was dedicated to discussing the project methodology.
The conference will be followed by publishing a collection of articles in the series "New lyric poetry. Intercultural and interdisciplinary research" by the German publishing house «Verlag Otto Sagner».