Montag, 11. Dezember 2017

Weiterentwicklung der Musikhochschulen des Landes Baden-Württemberg

Die Wissenschaftsministerin des Landes Baden-Württemberg Theresia Bauer hat das neue Landeszentrum MUSIK-DESIGN-PERFORMANCE der Musikhochschule Trossingen eingeweiht. Alle Bereiche der Hochschule – von der Musikpädagogik über die Studiengänge Performance bis zur medialen Soundgestaltung – sind eingebunden und sollen durch das Landeszentrum weiterentwickelt werden.

Das Wissenschaftsministerium und die fünf Musikhochschulen des Landes haben sich gemeinsam darauf verständigt, die Ergebnisse der Ende 2014 abgeschlossenen „Zukunftskonferenz Musikhochschulen“ auf Grundlage von individuell geschlossenen Zielvereinbarungen sukzessive umzusetzen. So wurden in einem Wettbewerbsverfahren fünf Landeszentren ausgezeichnet, die an den fünf Standorten im Land herausragende Profile sichtbar machen sollen.
Folgende Landeszentren wurden mittlerweile eingerichtet:

Read Early Sonnets By Walter Benjamin, for the First Time in English

That Walter Benjamin wrote an extensive series of sonnets to mourn the death of Christoph Friedrich Heinle, a promising poet who took his own life at the age of 20, days after the First World War had begun, is not widely known. Benjamin worked on these sonnets for a long time, possibly a decade. Now and then he would read from them to his household circle; in 1923 he thought to send samples to Florens Christian Rang, a distinguished older man with whom he had come to be on excellent terms and who might have passed them on to a prospective publisher. But the poems appear to have stayed with Benjamin. They were among the writings he eventually entrusted to Georges Bataille in 1940 for safekeeping, when continuing in France was impossible. Publication would wait until 46 years after Benjamin’s death; the present translation makes them available to readers of English for the first time. ... [mehr]

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice

In July, 1947, while at summer camp in Oak Bluffs, on Martha’s Vineyard, a fourteen-year-old Sylvia Plath wrote a letter to her mother, Aurelia Schober Plath. “I am very busy, but not too much to write regularly to you,” she writes. “Last night I had three big helpings of potatoes (mashed) and carrots for supper and a scant helping of meatloaf as well as 2 pieces of bread and butter, 2 apricots & a glass of milk.” Amid the thirteen hundred or so pages of unexpurgated correspondence recently published in “The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1, 1940–1956,” there are dozens more examples of this sort of thing. At a much later point in her life, when Plath is newly married to Ted Hughes and travelling with him in Spain, she is still, in letters to her mother, describing her meals. At this point, she is also responsible for preparing them. “I have one frying pan, and a large boiling pan, and fry most everything in olive oil. Ted is quite pleased with the tasty little tortillas and battered things I make.” The division of labor is stark and unremarked upon. Both poets wrote during this quasi-honeymoon, but only Plath cooked. 

Many women who have read Plath’s poetry in the half-century since her death have seen in such domestic toil a partial explanation for the rage that burns through her writing. Plath’s letters aren’t angry, but several of them show her coming up against the boundaries of what was permissible, or possible, and not knowing what to do about it. She worked so hard—at her studies, at her writing, at being a young woman worthy of approval—and wondered about what it all amounted to. “Don’t you agree that one has to see in other people’s eyes that one is appreciated and loved in order to feel that one is worthwhile?” The question is posed in a letter written in July, 1951, to her friend Ann Davidow-Goodman. By “other people” Plath means men (“girls’ company is greatly unsatisfying”), who had the power to make her feel both valued and inadequate. ... [mehr]

DFN Infobrief Recht 11 / 2017

  • Alles unter Kontrolle?: Die DSGVO und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Rolle des Datenschutzbeauftragten / Charlotte Röttgen
  • Ist Internet nicht gleich Internet?: BGH legt dem EuGH eine Vorlagefrage zur urheberrechtlichen Beurteilung der Übernahme eines Bildes auf die eigene Homepage vor / Armin Strobel
  • Wer hat noch nicht, wer will noch mal?: Gesetzgeber schafft   Störerhaftung für WLAN-Betreiber ab und führt  Sperrverpflichtungen ein / Florian Klein
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