Last Language Standing Competition

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Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Steiner

Fall 1999

The relationship between philosophical thought and poetic representation is the central theme of Uwe Steiner’s research, from his first book on Walter Benjamin’s reconstruction of the Romantic concept of criticism to his more recent work on the genre of eighteenth-century didactic poetry. Despised today, didactic poetry was held in high esteem by Leibniz and Voltaire in their argument on the doctrine of metaphysical optimism.

Theweleit

Fall 2013

Theweleit was born in Ebenrode, East Prussia (now Nesterov, Russia), the son of a railway company worker. He wrote the following about his father: "Above all he was a railroader, wholeheartedly, as he used to say, and then a human being. He was a rather good human being and a good fascist. His beatings which he gave away abundantly and brutally as it was usual in his time and with the best of intentions were the first lessons I received on fascism, a fact I only later fully discovered."

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    • Start time: 03:30pm
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  2. German Movie Night
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    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, October 17th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. William Coker, "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.