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Saturday, 08 January

479. The Epic and Ethics in the Brechtian Mode

10:15–11:30 a.m., 306A, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the International Brecht Society and the Division on Twentieth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Claudia Breger, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

1. “Developing a Theater of the Collective: Brecht’s Lehrstücke and the Nazi Thingspiele,” David Pan, Univ. of California, Irvine

2. “The Marx Brothers: Brecht, Chaplin, and the Comic Inheritance of Marxism,” Paul Flaig, Cornell Univ.

3. “Brechtian Verfremdung and Freud’s Unheimliche: The Uncanny Ethics of the Split Subject in Postwar German Narrative,” Eva B. Revesz, Denison Univ.

Respondent: Dorothee Ostmeier, Univ. of Oregon

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