11 February 2020
Speaker: Professor Helmut J. Schneider
Venue: ArtsOne Lecture Theatre
The Allure of the Supernatural: Heinrich von Kleist's Romantic Challenge to Enlightenment Reason
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).