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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The London Kleist Lecture

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11 February 2020

Time: 6:15pm
Speaker: Professor Helmut J. Schneider
Venue: ArtsOne Lecture Theatre

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The Allure of the Supernatural: Heinrich von Kleist's Romantic Challenge to Enlightenment Reason

Speaker:

Helmut J. Schneider, Professor (em.) of German Literature, University of Bonn. Previous positions held at the University of California, Irvine and Davis. Numerous guest professorships, foremost in the USA ( including Stanford University, University of Virginia, Harvard University and Georgetown University). Publications on German and European literature of the 18th/19th /20th centuries, in particular: the history of the pastoral and the German idyll; landscape and walking; body paradigms in the classical age; Lessing, Kleist, and Goethe; classical drama and theater. Latest monograph: Genealogie und Menschheitsfamilie: Dramaturgie der Humanität von Lessing bis Büchner (2011).