(Re-)Contextualisation and Remediation in The Poetry of Albert Ostermaier

Jan Demcisak, FF UCM Trnava, Slovakia, ID LLCE2017-153;   Abstract: The paper deals with the poems of contemporary German writer Albert Ostermaier. It focusses on the problem how to analyse and to interpret contemporary literary texts from a broader perspective. For that matter, some different contextualising paradigms will be considered and it will be discussed, how a specific context or a contextual change can determine the process of literary interpretation. Selected collections of poems by Albert Ostermaier will be analysed especially from the aspect of remediation and generic transgression, which can be understand as specific forms of recontextualisation.

Keywords: Albert Ostermaier, contextualisation, remediation, German contemporary poetry