Please join us for the 16th Annual Werner Grilk Lecture in German Studies:

Helmut Lethen

Amsterdam 1964, or, Magical Thinking in Cultural Studies

Thursday, January 26, 5pm

Rackham East Conference Room

Helmut Lethen is Visiting Professor for Cultural Studies at the Kunstuniversität Linz, which he joined after stepping down as Director of the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna (2007-2016). He previously held positions at the Universities of Utrecht (Netherlands) and Rostock, and has held visiting professorships at Chicago, UCLA, Indiana, and Berkeley.

Lethen is the author of numerous works on German literary and cultural history, including Neue Sachlichkeit (1970), Verhaltenslehren der Kälte (1994; translated as Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany, California 2002), Der Sound der Väter (2006) and Die Suche nach dem Handorakel (2010). His most recent book, Der Schatten des Fotografen (2014), assembles essays on photography.

Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Free and Open to the Public