Tolerance and Crossculture Communication. Fedor Sommer's Work and Life for Tolerance and Literary Sovereignty

Dear Partners and potential partners,
please feel invited to the international scientific seminar:
Tolerance and Crossculture Communication. Fedor Sommer's Work and
Life for Tolerance and Literary Sovereignty

The real intercultural exchange cannot occur without the underlying
atmosphere of tolerance. Not only does the tolerant attitude encourage and
enhance the exchange of spiritual values,but it is the condition sine qua
non for every kind of successful communication between cultures as well.
The phenomena taking place within the processes of the tolerant cultural
exchange can be explicated by using the logical methods of semiotics and
phenomenology.
These phenomena can also be lived and experienced directly in our personal
life or indirectly in the lives of characters that exist on the pages of
literary works. The novels of Fedor Sommer, the Silesian writer who was
born exactly 150 years ago, present a grateful field for exploring how the
idea of tolerance evolved in the Lower Silesia. The seminar will focus on
the understanding of tolerance in this region since 18th century.We will
also describe how some signs of Silesian culture were taken to America and
integrated there. Last but not least, we will discuss the message we have
received from Fedor Sommer's life and work.

The leaflet and the detailed programme of the seminar are attached.

 

Program

Scope of the Seminar