Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Why is Niobe Punished? Notes on the Concept of Schuld, the Doctrine of the Will to Power, and the Critique of Violence

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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, #2380, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Professor Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), with discussion participants Samuel Weber and Peter Fenves (both of Northwestern's German Department and Comparative Literary Studies Program).

Professor Deuber-Mankowsky's pre-circulated paper will include a discussion of the concept of Schuld (guilt-debt) in Friedich Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals and Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence.” Please contact Kathy Leoni in German for a copy of the paper.

A light lunch will be served.

This talk is co-presented by the Department of German, the Comparative Literary Studies program, the Critical Theory Cluster, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as part of the Institute's 2016-2017 Debt Dialogue Series.


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