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165. The Vicissitudes of the Negative in Nineteenth-Century German Humor

Friday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Parlor E, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Leif Weatherby, New York Univ.

1. "Hegel and Comedy's Deviations," Ari Linden, Cornell Univ.

2. "Carnivalesque Laughter and Its Exclusions in de Staël's Corinna, oder Italien," Lena Heilmann, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

3. "'Nichts als den Widerspruch': Kierkegaard and Vischer's Comic Ontologies," Erica Weitzman, Univ. of California, Berkeley

4. "From the Graceful to the Comic Body: Laughter and Self-Referentiality in Heinrich von Kleist's Über das Marionettentheater," Marcel Schmid, Univ. of Zurich


Subject:

  • German Literature – Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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