In April 2019, network members of the DFG research network on “Narrative Liminality and/in the Formation of American Modernities” convened again in Leipzig for the third meeting and workshop. After an inaugural meeting in April 2018 and a second workshop focused mostly on conceptual and terminological work in October of the same year, this meeting was organized around two talks by external experts.
For the past two years, researchers from around Germany have investigated and discussed 'narrative liminality' in a network funded by the German Research Foundation. As part of their collaboration, they have explored and theorized the boundaries and interrelations between the symbolic forms of narrative, play, data, ritual, spectacle, and others. On October 10-12, 2019, this work culminated in a conference on the topic "Beyond Narrative: Literature, Culture, and the Borderlands of Narrativity," organized by American Studies Leipzig faculty and convened at Leipzig's University Library.