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Monday, 27 December

53. Origins of Totalitarianism I: Classical Legacies

8:45–10:00 p.m., Congress C, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Russell Alexander Berman, Stanford Univ.

1. “Germans and Their Benevolent Autocrats: ‘Enlightened’ Absolutism and Totalitarianism,” W. Daniel Wilson, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “Narrative Totalitarianism: Narcissism, ‘Race,’ and the Aestheticization of History,” Charitini Douvaldzi, Stanford Univ.

3. “Bildung and Totalitarianism,” David Pan, Penn State Univ., University Park

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