Research Project "Friedrich Hölderlin and his Reception“

In this research project, Jakob Deibl traces two tendencies in the work of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin: On the one hand, to shatter all guiding ideas which had for a long time represented both the memory and the projective imagination of Europe and, on the other, to resist a looming inarticulateness in the face of this loss. The question arises whether the enormous reception of Hölderlin across Europe that began in 1914, after a century of almost complete oblivion, can be related to precisely this tension between loss and the opening up of new linguistic horizons in Hölderlin's work, insofar as it helps to verbalize a signature of time.