Wednesday, 29 December
480. Origins of Totalitarianism III: Theories of Hell
1:45–3:00 p.m., Commonwealth Hall D, Loews
Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century German Literature
Presiding: William Collins Donahue, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
1. “Hermann Broch and Hannah Arendt on Totalitarianism: Origins and Remedies,” Paul Michael Lützeler, Washington Univ.
2. “The Holes of Oblivion: Arendt, Benjamin, and Canetti’s Theories of Violence in the Age of Totalitarian Destruction,” Kai Evers, Univ. of California, Irvine
3. “‘Race-Thinking’ and ‘Tribal Nationalism’ versus a ‘Political Organization of Citizens’: Hannah Arendt on the Origins of Totalitarianism,” Helgard Mahrdt, Univ. of Oslo