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