German Studies Seminar - Thomas Pfau (Duke University) on "Modernist Image-Consciousness and Lyric Form: Rilke's Encounter with Cézanne"


Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


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Thomas PfauThomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English at Duke University and holds secondary appointments in Germanic Languages & Literature and the Divinity School. He is the author of some fifty essays and of Wordsworth’s Profession (Stanford 1997), Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, Melancholy, 1790-1840 (Johns Hopkins 2005), and Minding the Modern: Intellectual Traditions, Human Agency, and Responsible Knowledge (Notre Dame 2013). He is currently finishing a new monograph ranging from Plato to Rilke—a complement to Minding the Modern and provisionally titled “Incomprehensible Certainty: Image Consciousness in Philosophy, Theology, and Aesthetics.”

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The event is part of the German Studies: New Perspectives Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center.

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