Meta-Identität / Unstable identities: towards a plastic morphology


  • Salvatore Tedesco


Morphology, Identity, Plasticity, Anthropology, Mythologemes


The essay aims to investigate some developments in W.G. Sebald’s poetics, explaining the foundations of a morphology starting from the relationship with the theories of Viktor von Weizsäcker and Rudolf Bilz. The anthropological model elaborated by Rudolf Bilz, between the study of the origin of mythologemes and the investigation of unstable identities, allows us to investigate the presence in Sebald’s work of some decisive authors of modernity. In this way the proposal of a plastic morphology is outlined in its relationships with an unstable and multiple concept of identity, and in the very original resumption by Sebald of some mythological themes that finds expression in it.