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Guest Lecture: “Werther’s Pulse” by Oliver Simons

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September 14, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Odette Hall Rm. 323 Oliver Simons studied German literature, cultural studies, and philosophy at Humboldt-University in Berlin, where he received his Dr. phil. in 2005. His teaching and research interests focus on literature and science, post-colonial studies, the “end” around 1800, and literary theories. Professor Oliver Simons is professor of German at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Raumgeschichten. Topographien der Moderne in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Literatur and Literaturtheorien zur Einführung, and co-editor of Kolonialismus als Kultur: Literatur, Medien, Wissenschaft in der deutschen Gründerzeit des Fremden, Kafkas Institutionen (Transcript 2007), Bachmanns Medien and The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt. In his current book project, tentatively titled The Ends of the Eighteenth Century, he examines how textual endings around 1800 correspond with theories of causality and conclusion. ** For any accommodation needs, please email german@chass.utoronto.ca, and we will do our best to assist you. Read More »