Events

2018-2019

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Film still from Run Lola Run
Berlin in Film Series

Lola Rennt (1998)

Run Lola Run
Tom Tykwer; 82 minutes
November 14, 2018
Wednesday
7:30 – 9:30 pm
010 East Pyne
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Fall 2018 Lecture Series

“I can’t go on, I’ll go on.” The Problem of Narrative Continuity in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre

Helmut Müller-Sievers
University of Colorado at Boulder
November 15, 2018
Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Camille Pissarro, Still Life with Apples and Pitcher, 1872
Workshop

The God Behind the Marble: Transcendence and the Art Object in the German Aesthetic State, 1794–1848

Alice Goff
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Chicago
November 16, 2018
Friday
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
201 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
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Workshop

An Evening of Paper-Cutting

Sonja Andersen
Princeton University
November 26, 2018
Monday
5:15 – 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books
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Schubert at the piano
Performance

Schubertiade: An Evening of Song, Stories, and Philosophy

Princeton Chamber Music Society
December 1, 2018
Saturday
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda
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Berlin in Film Series

Glück (2012)

Bliss
Doris Dörrie; 112 minutes
December 5, 2018
Wednesday
6:30 – 8:30 pm
TBA
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Feuersalamande, Salamandra Maculosa, Image #13 in Das Gesetz der Serie (1919)
Fall 2018 Lecture Series

Entropy and Constructed Worlds: Paul Kammerer’s “Law of the Series”

Kirk Wetters
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University
December 6, 2018
Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Reception

Holiday Reception

December 10, 2018
Monday
3:30 – 6:30 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building
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World premiere: National Theater (now Estates Theater), Prague, 1787.
Field trip

Don Giovanni at The Metropolitan Opera

February 9, 2019
Saturday
3:00 pm
Metropolitan Opera House – Lincoln Center Plaza – New York City
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Jasper Johns at Pearl Street studio in 1955. Photograph by Robert Rauschenberg
Lecture

Re-Thinking Ideology: A Practice-Theoretical Account

Rahel Jaeggi
Humboldt University Berlin
February 11, 2019
Monday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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artwork of patented mechanical hand on poster
Lecture

The Operations of Culture: Ernst Kapp’s Elements of a Philosophy of Technology

Jeffrey West Kirkwood (Art History/Cinema, SUNY Binghamton) and Leif Weatherby (German, NYU)
February 19, 2019
Tuesday
4:00 – 5:30 pm
School of Architecture N107
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Stanley Corngold
Book Presentation

Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic – An Intellectual Life

Stanley Corngold
Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
February 27, 2019
Wednesday
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Labyrinth Books
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Workshop

Queer Marxism

March 7–9, 2019
Thursday – Saturday
130 Corwin Hall
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painting depicting Luther at the Heidelberg Disputation (1518)
Lecture

Sprachgewalt – Luthers Lust an Paradoxien (Die Heidelberger Disputatio)

Jochen Hörisch
Mannheim, German Studies and Media Analysis
March 11, 2019
Monday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

Queer Procreation: Reading Kleist Plantwise

Katrin Pahl
Johns Hopkins University
April 1, 2019
Monday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Open House

Sophomore Open House

April 4, 2019
Thursday
4:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Symposium

Spring 2019 Graduate Student Symposium

April 5, 2019
Friday
2:30 – 5:00 pm
Rocky/Mathey Theater
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Performance

Phèdre

Marc Decitre ’18
Translator
April 6, 2019
Saturday
8:00 pm
McCarter Theatre Center – Berlind Theatre
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Princeton Preview

Explore the Languages of East Pyne

April 9, 2019
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chancellor Green – Upper Hyphen
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Orientation Session

Princeton in Munich Accepted Student Orientation

April 12, 2019
Friday
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
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Engraving of August Brockmann painting depicting Beethoven
Concert

An Evening of Beethoven’s Chamber Music

Princeton Chamber Music Society
April 13, 2019
Saturday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda
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Princeton Preview

Explore the Languages of East Pyne

April 15, 2019
Monday
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chancellor Green – Upper Hyphen
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Works in Progress

Images and Objects in Modern Europe

Brooke Belisle
April 18, 2019
Thursday
12:00 – 1:15 pm
The Index of Medieval Art A6
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Photos of Brett Kavanaugh at Congressional hearings, September 2018
Conference

Anger: A Concept of the Moment

April 20, 2019
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

The Form of the Sonnet: Petrarch, Schlegel, Pastior

Jörg Kreienbrock
Northwestern University
April 22, 2019
Monday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

Lumpendialectic

Rebecca Comay
University of Toronto
April 24, 2019
Wednesday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Book Presentation

Handsomely Done: Aesthetics, Politics, and Media After Melville

Katie Chenoweth, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Walter Johnston, Barbara Nagel, Peter Szendy
April 25, 2019
Thursday
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books
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Reception

End of Year Reception

May 7, 2019
Tuesday
4:30 – 6:30 pm
East Pyne – Upper Hyphen
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image from 2019 symposium
Graduate Student Symposium

Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Modernity – A Symposium

May 10, 2019
Friday
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
205 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Workshop

Histories of Sexuality and Erudition: Institutions, Texts, Practices

May 10, 2019
Friday
1:30 – 5:00 pm
211 Dickinson Hall
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2019 Class Day program cover
Reception

Class Day

June 3, 2019
Monday
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Chancellor Green – Upper Hyphen
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Book Prize Ceremony
June 13, 2019
Thursday
4:30 – 5:00 pm
207 East Pyne

2017-2018

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Academic Expo

2017 Academic Expo

September 11, 2017
Monday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Frick Chemistry Lab
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Reception

Welcome Back Reception

September 19, 2017
Tuesday
5:00 – 8:00 pm
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Film still from “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari”
Weimar Cinema Series

Das Kabinett Des Dr. Caligari (1919)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Robert Wiene; 75 minutes
September 19, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Engraving from a book cover
Lecture

Reading the Social: Lenz, Moritz, Karsch

Nacim Ghanbari
Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Siegen; Visiting Professor, Princeton University
September 20, 2017
Wednesday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Film still from “Nerves”
Weimar Cinema Series

Nerven (1919)

Nerves
Robert Reinert; 110 minutes
September 26, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Lecture

Appearance: Fragments of a Political Phenomenology

Juliane Rebentisch
University of Arts and Design in Offenbach
October 2, 2017
Monday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Conversation

On contemporary art practices

Juliane Rebentisch (German); Martha Friedman (Lewis Center)
October 3, 2017
Tuesday
5:00 – 6:30 pm
185 Nassau Street – Room 219
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Nosferatu Shadow
Weimar Cinema Series

Nosferatu – Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (1922)

Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror
F.W. Murnau; 93 minutes
October 3, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Film Screening

Films by Jack Smith

Juliane Rebentisch
University of Arts and Design in Offenbach
October 4, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 – 9:30 pm
010 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Workshop

On Adorno

Juliane Rebentisch
University of Arts and Design in Offenbach
October 5, 2017
Thursday
4:30 – 6:30 pm
205 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

The Hart of London (1970)

Jack Chambers
October 5, 2017
Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Film still from “The Holy Mountain”
Weimar Cinema Series

Der Heilige Berg (1926)

The Holy Mountain
Arnold Fanck, 106 minutes
October 10, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Orientation Session

Summer Work Program

October 12, 2017
Thursday
6:30 – 8:30 pm
011 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

El Otro Lado (2004)

October 12, 2017
Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Luncheon

Berlin Consortium

October 17, 2017
Tuesday
12:45 – 1:30 pm
011 East Pyne
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Film still from “Joyless Streets”
Weimar Cinema Series

Die Freudlose Gasse (1925)

Joyless Streets
G.W. Pabst, 151 minutes
October 17, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Workshop

On Technology and Academic Workflows

October 19, 2017
Thursday
12:00 – 1:30 pm
011 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

Abstronics

Mary Ellen Bute
October 19, 2017
Thursday
7:00 – 7:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Film still from “Berlin: Symphony of the Metropolis”
Weimar Cinema Series

Berlin, Die Sinfonie Der Grossstadt (1927)

Berlin: Symphony of the Metropolis
Walther Ruttmann, 65 minutes
October 24, 2017
Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

Playback

October 26, 2017
Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Weimar Cinema Series

Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Lang, 148 minutes
November 7, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945)

Goshogaoka (1997)
November 9, 2017
Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Film still from “Pandora’s Box” with Louise Brooks
Weimar Cinema Series

Die Büchse Der Pandora (1929)

Pandora’s Box
G.W. Pabst; 133 minutes
November 14, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Photo Credit: Wilhelm Doegen, managing director of the Lautabteilung at the Prussian State Library (1922); Deutsches Historisches Museum, GOS-Nr. BA164399
Fall 2017 Lecture Series

Reshaping the Humanities and Sciences: The Berlin Lautabteilung in the 1920s

Viktoria Tkaczyk
Humboldt University, Berlin
November 16, 2017
Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

Four Documentaries (1931–1934)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
November 16, 2017
Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Film still from “People on Sunday”
Weimar Cinema Series

Menschen Am Sonntag: Ein Film Ohne Schauspieler (1929)

People On Sunday: A Film Without Actors
Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer; 73 minutes
November 21, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Film still from “Different from the Others”
Weimar Cinema Series

Anders Als Die Andern! §175 [Different from Others] (1919)

Mädchen In Uniform [Girls in Uniform] (1931)
November 28, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

La Pudeur ou L’Impudeur (1991)

Modesty, or Immodesty
Hervé Guibert
November 30, 2017
Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Performance

Will there still be singing – A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Karyn Levitt
New York soprano
December 1, 2017
Friday
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Taplin Auditorium – Fine Hall
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Film still from “M”
Weimar Cinema Series

M: Eine Stadt Sucht Ein Mörder (1931)

M: A City Seeks a Murderer
Fritz Lang; 110 minutes
December 5, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Reception

Holiday Reception

December 6, 2017
Wednesday
4:00 – 7:00 pm
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Light Industry Film Screening

De cierta manera (1977)

One Way or Another
Sara Gómez
December 7, 2017
Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Workshop

Summer Work Program Workshop Series

December 8, 2017
Friday
1:00 – 3:00 pm
215 East Pyne
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Lecture

Obedient Agency: Concept and Narrative

Martin Wagner
University of Calgary
December 9, 2017
Saturday
3:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Michael Speier
Poetry Reading

A Poetry Reading by Michael Speier

Michael Speier
Author and critic, Berlin
December 12, 2017
Tuesday
3:30 – 4:30 pm
205 East Pyne
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Film still from “Kuhle Wampe Oder: Wem Gehört Die Welt?”
Weimar Cinema Series

Kuhle Wampe Oder: Wem Gehört Die Welt? (1931)

Slatan Dudow; 71 minutes
December 12, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Light Industry Film Screening

Mechanics of the Brain (1926)

V.I. Pudovkin
December 14, 2017
Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
185 Nassau Street – James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
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Film still from “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse”
Weimar Cinema Series

Das Testament Des Dr. Mabuse (1931)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Fritz Lang; 121 minutes
January 9, 2018
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Auerbach’s Augustine: Existential Realism and the Low Style

Jane O. Newman
Comparative Literature, UC Irvine; Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Old Dominion Fellow in German, Princeton University
February 12, 2018
Monday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Aesthetic Ecologies: Air and the Space of Art around 1900

Margareta Ingrid Christian
University of Chicago
February 20, 2018
Tuesday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Workshop

On the Job Market

Margareta Ingrid Christian
University of Chicago
February 21, 2018
Wednesday
5:00 – 6:30 pm
205 East Pyne
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Kammermusik 2018
Concert

An evening of Kammermusik

Princeton Chamber Music Society
March 2, 2018
Friday
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda
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IHUM Lunchtime Talk

Deadlines (literally)

Rebecca Comay
University of Toronto
March 8, 2018
Thursday
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
301 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
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Graduate Student Workshop

Testament of the Revolution (Walter Benjamin)

Rebecca Comay
University of Toronto
March 8, 2018
Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Schleiermacher
Spring 2018 Lecture Series

The Spirit, the Letter, and the Life of the Text: Schleiermacher’s Hermeneutics Revisited

Daniel Weidner
Institut für Kulturwissenschaft der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Acting Director of the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin
March 12, 2018
Monday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

Sexuality as failure: Psychoanalytic concepts, cultural perspectives

Insa Härtel
International Psychoanalytic-University Berlin
March 13, 2018
Tuesday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
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Hanna Schygulla in the lead role in R.W. Fassbinder’s 1974 adaptation of Fontane’s “Effie Briest”
Open House

Sophomore Open House

March 29, 2018
Thursday
4:30 – 5:30 pm
207 East Pyne
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Workshop

Summer Work Program Workshop Series

March 29, 2018
Thursday
7:00 – 7:00 pm
011 East Pyne
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Hermann meets Dorothea in the refugee trek. Copper engraving by Daniel Chodowiecki
Graduate Student Workshop

Goethe Workshop

Organized by Joel Lande
March 30–31, 2018
Friday – Saturday
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
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painting of insects
Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Why a Student is a Willing Termite rather than an Irish Elk: Karl Escherich and the (De)Nazification of Universities and Social Insects

Geoff Winthrop-Young
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
April 4, 2018
Wednesday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Symposium

Spring 2018 Graduate Student Symposium

April 6, 2018
Friday
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Rocky/Mathey Theater
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A Comparative Approach to Problems and Methods
Symposium

How Literatures Begin: A Comparative Approach to Problems and Methods

Organized by Joel Lande (German) and Denis Feeney (Classics)
April 13, 2018
Friday
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
010 East Pyne
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Graduate Student Symposium

Superstition and Magic in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Princeton’s 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Medieval Studies
April 20, 2018
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
202 Jones Hall
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Lecture

The Magical and Superstitious Past as a Foreign Country

Michael Bailey
Iowa State University
April 20, 2018
Friday
9:15 am
202 Jones Hall
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Postcard by Hanne Darboven
Exhibition

Hanne Darboven’s Address – Place and Time

April 27 – June 12, 2018
Friday – Tuesday
Princeton University Art Museum
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Postcard by Hanne Darboven
Reading

To / From: Hanne Darboven and Sol LeWitt

April 27, 2018
Friday
1:30 – 2:30 pm
207 East Pyne
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Ten-Minute Talk

A Baroque Tale of Male Erasure

Sonja Andersen
Princeton University
May 10, 2018
Thursday
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Frist Campus Center
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Reception

End of Year Reception

May 17, 2018
Thursday
5:00 – 8:00 pm
TBD
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Princeton in Munich

Summer Sessions Begins

June 3, 2018
Sunday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Reception

Class Day

June 4, 2018
Monday
1:30 – 2:30 pm
East Pyne – Upper Hyphen

2016-2017

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Conference

Synesthesia Of Law – An International and Trans-Disciplinary Conference

September 30 – October 2, 2016
Friday – Sunday
101 McCormick Hall
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Lunchtime Talk

Johann Friedrich Cotta: Publisher-Statesman-Entrepreneur

Bernhard Fischer
Director, Goethe & Schiller Archive of the Klassick Foundation, Weimar
October 3, 2016
Monday
12:00 – 1:00 pm
207 East Pyne
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Workshop

Goethe’s Autograph Collection/Goethe’s Hands

Bernhard Fischer
Director, Goethe & Schiller Archive of the Klassick Foundation, Weimar
October 4, 2016
Tuesday
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Firestone Library – Department of Rare Books and Special Collections C-Floor Small Classroom
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Conference

Alexander Kluge: A Narration

October 21–22, 2016
Friday – Saturday
Princeton University
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Lecture

Inversion: On Some Poetics and Politics in the Discourse of the Sublime

Ian Balfour
Department of English, York University, Toronto
October 25, 2016
Tuesday
4:30 – 6:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

The Great War and the Ancient World

Suzanne Marchand
Boyd Professor, Louisiana State University, Department of History
November 9, 2016
Wednesday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
106 McCormick Hall
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Lecture

manheit. Impressions of Risk in Medieval Literature

Matthias Standk
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
December 12, 2016
Monday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne
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Lecture

A Full Measure: Hölderlin and the Poetics of Madness

Alexis Briley
Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University
January 11, 2017
Wednesday
3:30 – 5:00 pm
205 East Pyne