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Auditory Anxieties: The Sounds of German Literary Modernism

Auditory Anxieties: The Sounds of German Literary Modernism
50 St. Joseph Street, Odette Hall Room 323
Time: Feb 25th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 25th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , German (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 1900-1950
Lecture by Rolf Goebel, University of Alabama

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies presents

Auditory Anxieties: The Sounds of German Literary Modernism


Professor ROLF J. GOEBEL, Ph. D., is Distinguished Professor of German and Chair of the Dept. of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Among his publications are: Kritik und Revision: Kafkas Rezeption mythologischer, biblischer und historischer Traditionen (Critique and Revision: Kafka's Reception of Mythological, Biblical, and Historical Traditions,1986), Constructing China: Kafka's Orientalist Discourse (1997), and Benjamin heute: Großstadtdiskurs, Postkolonialität und Flanerie zwischen den Kulturen (Benjamin Today: Urban Discourse, Postcoloniality, and Flânerie between Cultures, 2001). He is also a co-author of A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia (2005) and has edited A Companion to the Works of Walter Benjamin (2009). His current research focuses on the intersections of sound/music, literary aesthetics, and philosophy.

This event is free and open to all. For further information, or if you have any accommodation needs, please e-mail german@chass.utoronto.ca or call (416) 926-2321 five business days prior to the event.

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