Typical readings of conceptual literature often reduce the works to
being exclusively connected with institutional critique, a discussion of
authorship, etc. In this article, I’ll suggest that parts of the
conceptual literature could be read as a kind of witness literature.
Their forms of appeal, ambitions and means is comparable, and in fact
one could argue that the conceptual witness literature that arises in
this intersection can be seen as a sort of next generation witness
literature – taking the ambitions and poetics of writers such as Primo
Levi and Imre Kertész even further. As my example I’ll discuss works of
Vanessa Place.

The paper is in Danish.

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