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The Polyfunctionality of Script in the Medieval Badge Corpus

Ann Marie RasmussenInternational Graduate Colloquium for Medieval German Studies
Keynote lecture
Ann Marie Rasmussen
Professor and Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies-University of Waterloo
“The Polyfunctionality of Script in the Medieval Badge Corpus”

Date:Thursday, April 14
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: 105 Chancellor Green

At Princeton University with
Universität Köln, Universität Münster, The University of California-Berkeley,
The University of Toronto, The University of Waterloo, Stanford University

The event is sponsored by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS),
Department of German, and the Program in Medieval Studies.

Re-politicizing Walter Benjamin, the Last European

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: Noon
Location: Mathey College Private Dining Room
Must RSVP to
Sponsored by the Departments of German and History

Nitzan Lebovic, Apter Chair of Holocaust studies at Lehigh University, will speak on the topic “Re-politicizing Walter Benjamin, the Last European” at noon on Wednesday, April 27 at a place TBA. Lebovic is a well-known European Intellectual Historian and the author of an important book on Ludwig Klages, The Philosophy of Life and Death: Ludwig Klages and a Nazi Biopolitics
(Palgrave MacMillan 2013).


When: Wednesday, April 6th
Time: 4:30pm
Where: 209 Scheide Caldwell House, Princeton University

A Dialogue with:

Peter Goodrich (Cardozo School of Law, NYC)

Sigrid Weigel (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin; Permanent Visiting Prof., Princeton University)

Moderator: Niklaus Largier (University of California, Berkeley)

Organized by Daniela Gandorfer
Sponsored by the German Department, Graduate Student Government Events Board, LAPA and the Department of Art and Archeology.

Peter Goodrich’s Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance (2014) and Sigrid Weigel’s Grammatologie der Bilder (2015) both examine pictorial practices outside the standard domains of art history. Their research expands questions of image theory into the fields of law, governance, politics, science, and religion.

At this workshop, Goodrich and Weigel will discuss procedures that visualize phenomena and elude the visible: legal authority and justice for the former; emotions, thoughts, and the transcendental, for the latter. They will focus on the role played by images derived from rituals, cults, and religion in providing a site of presence for such ideas and phenomena, effectively enthroning them in the world.


Department of German: OPEN HOUSE

Where: 207 East Pyne
When: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 4:30pm

The Department of German is hosting an Open House.
Come meet Faculty, current majors and graduate students!

Refreshments will be served.

Spring Open House Flyer Spring 2016 Blue

Tragic entrance. Nietzsche’s “Die Geburt der Tragödie” in the light of its predecessors

Princeton University Department of German invites you to a lecture with:

Juliane Vogel
Title: Tragic entrance. Nietzsche’s “Die Geburt der Tragödie” in the light of its predecessors
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 4:30pm
Where: Room 205 East Pyne


Financial Governance: Joseph Vogl

The Graduate Students of the German Department of NYU present:
Financial Governance: a talk by Joseph Vogl
When: Thursday, March 3rd
Time: 6:00PM
Where: NYU Great Room, 19 University Place, 1st Floor, 10003 NY, NY.

Modernity has given rise not merely to the sovereign states, to international trade companies, to influential financiers, to decentralized markets. It has also witnessed the formation of a particular type of power – finance – that cannot be properly described in terms either of political structures or of economic strategies. This type of power is constituted, instead, by the interpenetration of these poles. From the integration of private creditors into the government of early modern states, to the creation of central banks and public credit, all the way up to today’s capitalism of financial markets, we can trace the emergence of a special type of ‘economic governance’ that ultimately has immunized itself against the democratization of political power.


Calendricality Symposium

Calendricality: Political Temporalities in the German 1970’s

A Symposium

When: Friday, Feb 26th
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Rocky-Mathey Theater


Thinking with Medieval Thought

Thinking with Medieval Thought

in Conversation

Andrew Cole (English, Princeton)
Niklaus Largier (German, Berkeley)

Moderated by Sara Poor (German, Princeton)

Where: East Pyne Room 205
When: Tuesday, Feb 23rd
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Thinking with Medieval Thought

“Poetic Dimensions of Language: Roman Jakobson Revisited” with Winfried Menninghaus

Princeton University, Department of German
Invites you to a Lecture with

Winfried Menninghaus
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,
Frankfurt am Main

“Poetic Dimensions of Language:
Roman Jakobson Revisited”

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Where: 205 East Pyne

This lecture is free and open to the public

Hendrik Blumentrath: Nemesis, Göttin des Masses

Princeton University / Department of German
invites you to a Lecture and Workshop with:

Hendrik Blumentrath
Humboldt University

Nemesis, Göttin des Masses
“Nemesis, Goddess of Measure”

Lecture in German: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 4:30pm
Where: 205 East Pyne

Workshop; Friday, December 4th
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: 205 East Pyne

Henrik Blumentrath