Fabian Wolbring

Die Poetik des deutschsprachigen Rap

Cover: Die Poetik des deutschsprachigen Rap
V&R Unipress, Göttingen 2015
ISBN 9783847104223
Gebunden, 627 Seiten, 84,99 EUR


This dissertation provides the first comprehensive description of German Rap as a form of poetry. It features the widest research overview yet, critically outlining all the main academic trends in dealing with rap. The main part of the book includes two different approaches. First, the Rapschaffen is determined as poiesis and thus as a literary practice. To this end, the common authorship model is explained, which combines the adoration of standardized poetic craftsmanship with an implicit promise of authenticity. Rapschaffen is than descripted as an aesthetic activity with oral and literal shares. Secondly, main characteristics of the genre are pointed out, regarding media, formal and contentual aspects, as well as their interaction. It shows that rap is particularly applicable to stage the speaker as cool and confident. Finally, the social importance of rap in Germany is recapilated on, pleading for a more conscious perception of the literary practice as a cognitively demanding activity. In this sense the approach sets an example for how methods of literary analysis can be used for cultural diagnosis.

Rezensionsnotiz zu Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 02.01.2016

Rezensent Felix Johannes Enzian hat diese Untersuchung von Rap als Dichtung mit Interesse gelesen. Allerdings, warnt er, ist es eine wissenschaftliche Untersuchung und die Sprache akademisch. Autor Fabian Wolbring möchte Rap-Texte gern als Poesie verstanden wissen, mit einer Tradition, zu der im Deutschen etwa Morgenstern oder Erhardt gehören. Der Rezensent begegnet diesem Wunsch mit Sympathie, weiß er doch von einem "bayerischen Fernsehsender", dass der Wortschatz eines Rappers leicht den von Goethe toppen kann.
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