Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Grossman

Interests

German, Yiddish, and comparative literature since the late 18th century, German-Jewish culture, literary theory, translation and transmission of knowledge and texts

Professor Peter Burgard Talk ~ NIETZSCHE AND THE ETHICS OF ATHEISM. NCH 236 at 2:00 P.M.

Professor Peter J. Burgard (B.A. German at Johns Hopkins; M.A. and Ph.D. German at UVa) joined the German Department of Harvard University 30 years ago. He has taught a variety of courses in the fields of Western European as well as German literary, cultural and art history, covering different genres (poetry, drama, narrative, the essay) as well as artistic endeavors and subjects, among them architecture, painting and sculpture.

Nietzsche And The Ethics Of Atheism Lecture by Prof. Peter Burgard

Professor Peter J. Burgard (B.A. German at Johns Hopkins; M.A. and Ph.D. German at UVa) joined the German Department of Harvard University 30 years ago. He has taught a variety of courses in the fields of Western European as well as German literary, cultural and art history, covering different genres (poetry, drama, narrative, the essay) as well as artistic endeavors and subjects, among them architecture, painting and sculpture.

William Coker Talk ~ Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. NCH 236 at 4:00 P.M.

Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exemplify the European Romantic attempt to craft a distinctly modern mythology in an era marked by two revolutions: Kant’s Copernican turn in philosophy and the political revolution in Paris. Both works present a novelistic counterpoint to the German Idealist ambition of creating a “mythology of reason" (Mythologie der Vernunft).

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Events

Tomorrow

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. William Coker (Bilkent University), "Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin's Hyperion and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exemplify the European Romantic attempt to craft a distinctly modern mythology in an era marked by two revolutions: Kant’s Copernican turn in philosophy and the political revolution in Paris. Both works present a novelistic counterpoint to the German Idealist ambition of creating a “mythology of reason" (Mythologie der Vernunft). Enabling the sensuous experience of what for Kant are mere postulates of practical reason, this “new mythology” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supplanting religion and philosophy as the medium for the culture’s highest truths. As experiments in “new mythology,” however, Hölderlin and Shelley’s novels can best be described as controlled failures, whose failure in fact indicates what distinguishes the post-Enlightenment novel from its myth-making precursors in epic and tragedy.

Wednesday, October 24th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm

Wednesday, October 31st

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm

Wednesday, November 7th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, November 14th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm