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Friday, 28 December

285. German Culture and Political Violence: The Aesthetics of Violence

1:45–3:00 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Eric Rentschler, Harvard Univ.

1. “Germany in Autumn: The Ethics of Political Violence,” Martin Blumenthal-Barby, Yale Univ.

2. “The Aesthetics of Terrorism: German Autumn, 9/11, and the Sublime,” Carrie Collenberg, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

3. “‘War Is the Same as the Other Condition’: On the Promises of Violence and Redemption in the Postwar Writings of Robert Musil and Walter Benjamin,” Kai Evers, Univ. of California, Irvine

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