Sigrid Weigel (Director, Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin) will speak on “The Martyr and the Sovereign: Scenes from a modern tragic drama read through Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt.” One of the best known and most inspiring critics in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies in Germany, Professor Weigel will discuss paradigms of political performance.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of German and the Institute of European Studies.