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The Uncanny, Psychoanalysis, and the 'War-Shakers'

The Uncanny, Psychoanalysis, and the 'War-Shakers'
170 St. George Street, JHB 718
Time: Apr 7th, 3:00 pm End: Apr 7th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Psychology, Indigenous, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Talk by John Zilcosky, University of Toronto

The Jackman Humanities Working Group on Uncanny Life: Puppets & Other Vibrant Matter presents

John Zilcosky, Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

The Uncanny, Psychoanalysis, and the 'War-Shakers'

John Zilcosky teaches German and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, where he writes about modernist literature, travel writing, colonial cultures and psychoanalysis. His publications include Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism and the Traffic of Writing (winner of the MLA's Scaglione Prize, 2003), Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey (2008), and Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psycholanalysis and the End of Alterity (Northwestern UP, 2016). Zilcosky also writes about philosophy, literary theory and comparative literature (articles on Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, Flaubert, Adorno, Celan, Sebald, Hesse, T. S. Eliot, Botho Strauss, Paul Auster, etc.). He serves on the editorial board for the German Studies series at both Continuum Press and Legenda Books, and on the advisory board of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre. Zilcosky's work has been supported by major grants from Germany's Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the US Fulbright Program, and the US National Endowment for the Humanities. He is Honorary President of the International Comparative Literature Association's Research Committee on Literary Theory.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313


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