Lectures

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Lectures

  • Kathryn Starkey Lecture, Oct 26

    October 1, 2012

    Kathryn Starkey (Stanford) will give a lecture on "Late Medieval Realism? Neidhart’s Poetry."

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  • Anja Lemke Lecture, Sept 25

    September 1, 2012

    Anja Lemke (Universität Köln) will lecture on "Ästhetische Erziehung als Arbeit am Selbst – Schillers Bildungsprogramm aus der Perspektive postmoderner Kontrollgesellschaften."

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  • Uwe Wirth Lecture, Sept 20

    September 1, 2012

    Uwe Wirth (Universität Giessen) will give a talk on "Erzählen im Rahmen der Herausgeberfiktion: Wielands Agathon."

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  • Dieter Thomä Lecture, Apr 17

    April 1, 2012

    Dieter Thomä (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) will present a lecture on "Passion Lost, Passion Regained: Reflections on Heidegger and Arendt."

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  • Vosskamp Lecture, Mar 20

    March 1, 2012

    Professor Wilhelm Vosskamp (University of Cologne) will give a lecture on "Hegel als Romanleser."

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  • John McCumber Lecture, Feb 4

    February 1, 2010

    Professor John McCumber (UCLA) will lecture on "The Übermensch: Homeric Origins, Hegelian Fate."

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  • Wachter and Jud Lecture, Nov 19

    November 1, 2009

    Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud will give a lecture called "Tear Down This Wall! Internet Art Circumventing Censorship and Unveiling Secret Prisons." The talk will be moderated by Professor Deniz Göktürk (German and Film Studies). Focusing on walls in global scale, internet artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud will present their projects on sites ranging from "The Valley of the Clueless" in Dresden/East Germany to Guantanamo Bay and Chinese Internet Cafés. Their work demonstrates how the world wide web remains heavily regulated by institutional barriers and national laws. The discussion will focus on questions of access and participatory spectatorship. There will…

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  • Anja Lemke Lecture, Oct 6

    October 1, 2009

    Anja Lemke (Köln) will give a lecture titled, "Zur Architektur der Erinnerung bei Walter Benjamin und Sigmund Freud."

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  • Brokoff Lecture, Sept 22

    September 1, 2009

    Professor Jürgen Brokoff (FU Berlin) will give a lecture on "Die Geburt der Literaturtheorie aus dem Material der Sprache: Avantgardistische Kunstpraxis und der Formalismus."

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  • Weisinger Lecture, Feb 26

    February 1, 2009

    The third annual Kenneth Weisinger Memorial Lecture will feature speaker Andreas Huyssen (Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University).

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