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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. He is the author of a book on Goethe's essays on literature and art (entitled "Idioms of Uncertainty"), the editor of an anthology on Nietzsche named "Nietzsche and the Feminine", and his year-long, comprehensive studies on the European baroque period will soon be published under the title "Baroque: Figures of Excess in 17th Century European Art and German Literature" (Fink Verlag, 2019). 


Peter Burgard's talk on "Nietzsche and the Ethics of Atheism" appeals to a University wide audience form across the disciplines, and it will take place on Friday, October 12, 2-4pm in the German Conference Room, 236 New Cabell Hall.


The talk is sponsored by the German Department and the Center for German Studies.