This presentation examines the art of turning something into nothing. Belief into doubt. Possession into loss. In short, it asks how character can emerge through creation of a distinctively authoritative voice that denies both is distinctiveness and is authority. More importantly, it asks why we need such voices now more than ever.
Eric Jarosinski is a former professor of modern german literature and culture. He recently left accademia to edit Neinuquarterly, a “Compendium of Utopian Negation” found on Twitter and in DIE ZEIT and NRC Handelsblad. Photo: Richard Gutjahr