Literary Sediments in the German Tradition

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Tanvi Solanki

Cornell University

MAX KADE CENTER, 3401 WALNUT ST, ROOM 329A

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming lecture series, Literary Sediments in the German Tradition. Through this series of talks, we are interested in exploring literary afterlives via the haphazard and layered imagery of geological sedimentation. Two sources helped orient us in developing this theme.: the German word “absetzen” in all of its various meanings (to distance oneself, to dethrone, to deposit, to transmit, to wean, etc.) and A Student’s Table, a still-life by William Michael Harnett from 1882 (as seen on the event-flyer attached to this email). We will be featuring one speaker per month and hope that you will be able to join us! Peter Schwartz (Boston University) will be here on February 15th, Elliott Schreiber (Vassar College) will be here on March 23rd, and Tanvi Solanki (Cornell University) will be here on April 12th.