S t r a u h o f L e c t u r e S e r i e s
“die murmelnde All-Gewesenheit”
Broch’s Der Tod des Vergil, Joyce, and writing as “rehearsal”
Hermann Broch engaged with Joyce’s works both in his novels and in his philosophical writings. In Der Tod des Vergil, he created a complex pattern of “murmurs” and “echoes”, entering into a literary dialogue with Ulysses and Finnegans Wake centred on the relation of language to memory and forgetting. Joyce’s word “rehearsal” in Finnegans Wake evokes this relation.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018, at 7.30 p.m