Poetic Thinking. Now develops a poetological anthropology and offers a fresh perspective on what it means to be human. Poetic thinking takes place when a subject constitutes itself in creative and dialogical language, transforming its way of perceiving the world.
Marko Pajevic took up an EU funded Professorship of German Studies at the University of Tartu in January 2018 after holding positions at the Sorbonne, Paris IV and Queen's University Belfast, as well as Royal Holloway and Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely in German, English and French on poetics, with (co-)edited volumes on Paul Celan, multilingualism and the political, German and European poetics after the Holocaust and on the connection between poetry and musicality. He wrote monographs on Paul Celan and Franz Kafka. At the heart of his work stands the development of a poetological anthropology, as presented most prominently in a German-language monograph and in this book. His interest in thinking language resulted in special issues on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Henri Meschonnic and an English language Meschonnic Reader. Recently, he has worked on health and biopolitics with an edited volume and a forthcoming special issue, and on the notion of the abyss as a concept for cultural theory an edited volume is forthcoming. This is part of his overarching research project: see the website APT (Academia for Poetic Thinking): apt.ut.ee.