Tag: Books

Book talk with Alexander Cigale on Russian Absurd: Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms

Please join us on September 28th for a book talk with Author, Alexander Cigale, on Russian Absurd: Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms. This talk is part of the Occasional Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of...

/ September 28, 2017

Book Presentation: Toscanini – Musician of conscience

Toscanini: Musician of Conscience (2017, W.W. Norton / Liveright Book) by Harvey Sachs, Curtis Institute of Music. A conversation with the author. On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among...

/ September 27, 2017

Book Presentation: The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins – Separating Fad from Substance

On the occasion of the publication of The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). Edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Stephanie V. Love. Editor Grace Russo Bullaro in conversation with Rebecca Falkoff (NYU). The first collection of its...

/ April 13, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017
Eiffel Tower

How to fight Nazis with art

Surrealism and politics meet in The Last Days of New Paris.

/ December 5, 2016

Bright Magic: Stories by Alfred Döblin

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU present a reading by Damion Searls of his new translation of Alfred Döblin’s Bright Magic: Stories, and a conversation between the translator and Eric Banks, Director...

/ November 4, 2016

The Ernie O’Malley Lecture: Creating a Catholic Popular Culture

In this eighteenth annual Ernie O’Malley lecture, Dr. Eileen P. Sullivan discusses the nineteenth-century popular novels that defined Irish American identity and transformed American Catholic culture. The more than thirty novels, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1870s,...

/ October 20, 2016

Leitmotif Siegfried

he NYU Department of German and Deutsches Haus at NYU present “Leitmotif Siegfried,” a lecture by Laurence A. Rickels. In his lecture „Leitmotif Siegfried,“ Laurence A. Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s...

/ October 17, 2016
Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben shows off “The Hidden Life of Trees”

The German naturalist tells us that trees have feelings too

/ October 16, 2016

Book. Game Over: The inside story of the Greek crisis

Book discussion with author George Papacostantinou (Greek Finance Minister 2009-2011).

/ October 12, 2016