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Oct 15, 2021
Between December 6th and 8th 2022, we will host an international conference titled "Hannah Arendt's Jewish Questions." Featuring a keynote from Judith Butler, the conference will be the first in a series of events planned in conjunction with the editorial work on volume four of the Arendt Kritische Gesamtausgabe, "The Jewish Writings," scheduled to be published in 2028 (https://www.arendteditionprojekt.de/index.html ). The conference, and the subsequent publication of the papers in a companion volume, will enliven the broader conversation about Arendt and Jewish thought, her writing on...
Oct 13, 2021
FALL QUARTER 2021 October 5, 2021: "Media Philosophy in the Flesh" by Shane Denson (Stanford University) November 2, 2021: "'Wir durften sein': Queer Presents in Depictions of Germany's Club Scene" by Tom Smith (University of St Andrews) December 7, 2021: "Transformation Without Power. Kafka's Wish" by Florian Klinger (University of Chicago)     WINTER QUARTER 2022 February 1, 2022: Adrienne Merritt (University of Colorado, Boulder) March 1: Jennifer Evans (Carleton University)   SPRING QUARTER 2022 April 5: Matthias Warstat (FU Berlin) May 3: Karen Feldman (UC...
Oct 13, 2021
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University welcomes Elena Zanichelli as the 2021-22 Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor in Spring Quarter 2022. Elena Zanichelli is a Berlin-based art historian, critic, and curator. She is junior professor for Art History and Aesthetic Theory at IKFK (Institute for Art History – Film History – Art Education) at the University of Bremen. Since 2021, she is also co-director of the Mariann Steegmann Institute. Art & Gender and a member of the dwelling +/- exhibiting research group. Her research interests include the intersections between (...
Sep 09, 2021
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2022-23 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2021. The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as: History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History, with a specific focus on any area within German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching. The Gerda Henkel Visiting...
Feb 05, 2021
Dr. Sarah Bowden of King’s College, London, joined the German Studies Lecture Series on January 12, 2021. She presented a fascinating chapter from her upcoming manuscript on the nature of confession writing and performance in medieval Germany. Featuring readings in Middle High German and images of beautiful manuscripts, Dr. Bowden argued that confessional texts in the vernacular present a dazzlingly novel use of the German language, a literariness driven by the creativity of writing about sin. In Dr. Bowden’s words, her aim is "to foreground the way in which recognition of sinfulness, both...
Feb 02, 2021
Russell Berman, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, has received a grant from Stanford HAI for an Ethics and AI Project. Professor Berman will mentor Muhammad Yusuf Khattak, a Stanford undergraduate student. Opening the Loop is the tentative name for a documentary film being directed and produced by Muhammad Khattak (Stanford) and Joe Khoury (California Institute of the Arts). It is being produced under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Starkman, Professor Russell Berman, and Professor Gary Mairs (CalArts). The film seeks to critically interrogate how broader issues...

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