Alumna Jennifer Ruth Hosek will give a Noon Colloquium on “Imagining Cuba: German Representations of Exotic Utopia” at 12 p.m. in Dwinelle 3401.
PhD student Chad Wellmon will present a Noon colloquium talk on “The Language of Cosmopolitanism: Schleiermacher and Romantic Anthropology” at 12:00 p.m. Dwinelle 5303.
This paper argues that Schleiermacher’s philosophy of language, when read through his only partially complete translation of David Collins’ travelogue to New South Wales and its accompanying commentary, reveals a growing tension in Germany at the turn of the century between the universalist thrust of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism and the irreducible particularity of local cultures. Schleiermacher’s nascent linguistic anthropology argues for the necessity of a local linguistic identity made possible only through an ever expanding global awareness. For Schleiermacher then, the possibility of a German identity is predicated on a more radical encounter with global “others”.
PhD Alumnus Robert Clarke will give a Noon Colloquium titled, “Eine Teufelsneurose im 20. Jahrhundert: Sigmund Freuds Begegnung mit dem erblindeten Spiegel” at 12 p.m. in Dwinelle 282.
PhD Student Tonya Dewey will present a Noon Colloquium on “The Parable of the Dragon” at 12 p.m. in Dwinelle 282.
Anastasia Hacopian (Humboldt University) will give a colloquium talk titled, “Kafka’s Bed: Tracing the Bed Motif and the Significance of Spheres in his Novel Der Prozeß” at 12 p.m. in Dwinelle 282.
Katrin Pahl (PhD student, Department of Rhetoric) will talk on “Ratten und Elfen die Helfen: The Fairy-Tale Logic of German Bildung." This installment of the Noon Colloquium will start at 12 p.m. in Dwinelle 5303.
Claire Kramsch will speak on “Metaphor and the Subjective Construction of Belief” at 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall.
Werner Abraham, topic TBA. 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Niklaus Largier will speak on “Cultures of Arousal and the Control of the Imagination” at 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall.
Tanja Nusser on “Solange wir uns an ihre Gesetze halten, stehen wir unter ihrem Schutz: Die Begegnung mit den Anderen in Ulrike Ottingers Film” at 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall.