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710. Paul Celan's Encounters

Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 204, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Amir Eshel, Stanford Univ.

Speakers: Bertrand Badiou, École Normale Supérieur; Maya Barzilai, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Anna Glazova, Cornell Univ.; Jason Groves, Yale Univ.; Michael G. Levine, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Kristin Rebien, San Diego State Univ.; Na'ama Rokem, Univ. of Chicago

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Session Description:

Dialogue and encounter are fundamental concepts in Celan's poetics. But how is this understanding of poetry related to the poet's actual conversations and exchanges, with friends, acquaintances, and other authors? We address Celan's ethical conception of poetry, his multilingualism, the relation between poetry and translation, and his understanding of the Jewish nature of his poetry.


  • German Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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