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In: KulturPoetik 2014, Heft 2

Autor

Lino Wirag

Titel

Die Geburt des Poetry Slams aus dem Geist des Theaters

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Abstract

The essay initially puts forward a number of parameters to define the format of the Poetry Slam more rigorously. Subsequently, the extent to which the Poetry Slam and Slam Poetry have undergone a process of cultural normalization in German-speaking countries will be established. Then, an overview of the current state of research on the topic will be provided, followed by an elucidation of three dominant approaches to the Slam – didactic, subcultural-committed, and academic-philological. Finally, the author suggests a stronger focus in future on performance-based investigations of the Poetry Slam.