Academia for Poetic Thinking (APT)

APT is an overarching research project led by Marko Pajević*, professor of German Studies at the University of Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures:

"APT is based on my conviction that we need to develop better academic concepts to understand the processes of meaning-making. It is working with ’thinking language’ and dialogical thinking to contribute to a poetological anthropology, in the sense of a reflection on what it means to be human. Language and literature are privileged fields of investigation into these issues so that APT proposes a humanities version of cognitive science."

What is poetic thinking?

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Prof. Dr. Marko Pajević

Professor of German Studies
University of Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures

J. Liivi 4-121
50409 Tartu

* During the period of 01.01.2018 - 31.08.2022, Prof. Marko Pajević's position at the University of Tartu is financed by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA of the European Regional Development Fund.

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