Guest lecture, Nov 14: Elliott Schreiber: “Narcissus at Play: Goethe, Piaget, and Passage from Egocentric to Social Play.”

Guest lecture, Nov 14: Elliott Schreiber: “Narcissus at Play: Goethe, Piaget, and Passage from Egocentric to Social Play.”

14 November 2019, 4 pm, Odette Hall 323

ELLIOTT SCHREIBER is associate professor and chair of the Department of German Studies at Vassar College, where he also teaches courses in a variety of multidisciplinary programs, including Media Studies as well as Science, Technology, and Society. He is the author of The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy (Cornell University Press, 2011) and co-editor of the forthcoming collection Play in the Age of Goethe: Theories, Narratives, and Practices of Play around 1800 (Bucknell University Press, 2020). His current research focuses on the creation and development of the category of imaginative play in this same time period, in particular through the genre of the literary fairy tale.

If you have any accommodation needs, please e-mail german@chass.utoronto.ca five business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to assist you.