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Friday, 07 January

190. Mediating Life: Life Forces, Psychic Processes, and Materiality

8:30–9:45 a.m., 405, LA Convention Center

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

Presiding: Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth Coll.

1. “Life Forces: Matter and Mind,” John A. McCarthy, Vanderbilt Univ.

2. “Plasma as a Medium of Life in the Work of Ernst Haeckel,” Lisa Cerami, Princeton Univ.

3. “Art Drive and Death Drive: Worringer, Freud, and the Aesthetics of Nonorganic Life,” Joshua Dittrich, Univ. of Toronto

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