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Schubertiade: An Evening of Stories, Philosophy, and Song

On December 1, the German Department joined the Princeton Chamber Music Society and PhD candidate...

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Topic Announced for the 2019 Summer School for Media Studies

The Technologization of Cultural Techniques. What Happens When Practices Become Algorithmic...

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The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Emeritus Stanley Corngold

Walter Kaufmann was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who taught with great...

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Summer Work Program

Want to spend your summer working and traveling in Germany? SWP places first-, second-, and...

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The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Professor Joel Lande

Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing...

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The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Emeritus Ted Ziolkowski

Because of Romanticism’s vast scope, most treatments have restricted themselves to single...

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  • Schubertiade: An Evening of Stories, Philosophy, and Song Three persons standing next to Schubertiade presentation event poster, in East Pyne

    On December 1, the German Department joined the Princeton Chamber Music Society and PhD candidate Rachel Bergmann in the Chancellor Green Rotunda for Schubertiade: An Evening of Stories, Philosophy, and Song. Together with Bergmann (Department of Comparative Literature), singers Neel Nagarayan, Megan Ormsbee, Maddy Kushan, and Kevin Williams, and pianists Seho Young, John Hoffmeyer, Charlie […]

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  • The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Emeritus Stanley Corngold Kaufmann-Stanley-Corngold-700300

    Walter Kaufmann was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who taught with great success at Princeton from 1947 until his untimely death in 1980. He is mainly noted for his first book on Friedrich Nietzsche, whom he put under the head of “Dionysian Enlightenment” and set in motion a continuing, decades-long preoccupation with Nietzsche […]

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  • The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Professor Joel Lande Book publication lying against stained-glass window

    Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing on the misunderstood figure of the fool, whose spontaneous and impish jest captivated audiences, critics, and playwrights from the late sixteenth through the early nineteenth century. Lande expands the usual scope of literary historical inquiry, showing that the fool was […]

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  • The German Department is happy to announce a new book publication from Emeritus Ted Ziolkowski Carousel image of book cover Stages of European Romanticism

    Because of Romanticism’s vast scope, most treatments have restricted themselves to single countries or to specific forms, notably literature, art, or music. This book takes a wider view by considering in each of six chapters representative examples of works — from across Europe and across a range of the arts — that were created in […]

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  • Topic Announced for the 2019 Summer School for Media Studies A-Prison-Without-Guards-Weimar2019-700300

    The Technologization of Cultural Techniques. What Happens When Practices Become Algorithmic Technologies? Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) German Department (Princeton University) Weimar, Germany, June 22–29, 2019 The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) […]

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  • Summer Work Program SWP2018700

    Want to spend your summer working and traveling in Germany? SWP places first-, second-, and third-year students in internships with leading German companies and institutions. SWP is your ticket to improve your German language skills, build your resumé and professional network, and discover Europe! Attend our Fall Information Session for an overview of the program […]

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  • Entropy and Constructed Worlds: Paul Kammerer’s “Law of the Series” kwetters126-700300

    Thursday Dec 6 @ 4:30pm Kirk Wetters Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University Entropy and Constructed Worlds: Paul Kammerer’s “Law of the Series” Austrian biologist Paul Kammerer’s controversial 1919 work Das Gesetz der Serie argues for a privileged ontological and epistemological status of anomalies, claiming that so-called “coincidences” reflect an underlying universal principle […]

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  • Schubertiade: An Evening of Song, Stories, and Philosophy ) the famous Schubertiade painting by Schubert's friend Moritz von Schwind with Johann Michael Vogl and Schubert at the piano and friends gathered around

    December 1st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm East Pyne, Chancellor Green Rotunda “But courage! Perhaps there exists a kindred spirit who will hear the tunes behind my words and give them back to me.” —Wilhelm Müller, Poet of Schubert’s Song Cycles (1815) The Princeton Chamber Music Society and friends explore the dynamic relationship between music and […]

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