German Department Princeton

Unser schreibzeug arbeitet mit an unseren gedanken. Friedrich Nietzsche
Our writing tools are also at work on our thoughts. (Friedrich Nietzsche in a letter to his secretary Peter Gast. February 1882)
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The Princeton German Department explores the language, literatures, intellectual history, arts and media of Germany and German-speaking cultures from the Middle Ages to the present. Our highly diverse and distinguished faculty employ the critical tools of multiple disciplines to investigate and appreciate the wide range of German cultural production, its significance for–and reception of–other cultures, and its continued importance for our current historical moment.

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“Untying Things Together”

October 11, 2022
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The Epidemic Sublime: Reflections on the Representation of Collective Suffering

October 24, 2022
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Images of Analog code medieval art and text pages
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Getting to the Point. Genealogies of the Analog Code

November 1, 2022
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Papercut by Luise Duttenhofer, in the collections of the DLA in Marbach.
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Romanticism and the Material Fragment

November 7, 2022