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Wednesday, 29 December

480. Origins of Totalitarianism III: Theories of Hell

1:45–3:00 p.m., Commonwealth Hall D, Loews

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

Presiding: William Collins Donahue, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

1. “Hermann Broch and Hannah Arendt on Totalitarianism: Origins and Remedies,” Paul Michael L├╝tzeler, Washington Univ.

2. “The Holes of Oblivion: Arendt, Benjamin, and Canetti’s Theories of Violence in the Age of Totalitarian Destruction,” Kai Evers, Univ. of California, Irvine

3. “‘Race-Thinking’ and ‘Tribal Nationalism’ versus a ‘Political Organization of Citizens’: Hannah Arendt on the Origins of Totalitarianism,” Helgard Mahrdt, Univ. of Oslo

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