Tuesday, 28 December
104. Left-Wing Melancholia: Heine and the Politics of Progress
8:30–9:45 a.m., Washington B, Loews
Program arranged by the North American Heine Society
Presiding: Roger F. Cook, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
1. “Heinrich Heine and Klaus Mann: Does the Angel of the Homeless Bear a Sword?” Benjamin Butt Robinson, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
2. “Heine’s Irony and the Aesthetics of Political Discourse in Contemporary Media,” Karl-Heinz Maurer, Knox Coll.
3. “Consolations of Melancholia: Heinrich Heine, Günter Grass, and the Limits of Reason in History,” Peter Alexander Gilgen, Cornell Univ.