Tag: Books

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

500 years of Jewish history—from the Venetian Ghetto

Donatella Calabi presented her new book Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516–2016 at the Rizzoli Bookstore.

/ September 20, 2016

Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière

A talk with Françoise Lavocat, professor of comparative literature at Sorbonne. Author of La Syrinx au bûcher, Pan et les satyres à la renaissance et à l’âge baroque; La théorie littéraire des mondes possibles; Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière.

/ March 22, 2016

French Literature in the Making: Laure Adler

Laure Adler, author of Marguerite Duras; Dans les pas de Hannah Arendt; L’Insoumise, Simone Weil; and François Mitterand, journées particulières, in conversation with Olivier Barrot.

/ March 7, 2016

Visions of the World: “The Lamentations of Zeno”

A conversation between Ilija Trojanow and Teju Cole on Trojanow’s novel The Lamentations of Zeno. From Deutsches Haus NYU: The Lamentations of Zeno is an extraordinary evocation of the fragile and majestic wonders to be found at a far corner...

/ March 4, 2016

“Bret Easton Ellis and Other Dogs”

Lina Wolff will discuss her novel “Bret Easton Ellis and Other Dogs”From Scandinavia House: At a run-down brothel in Caudal, Spain, the prostitutes are collecting stray dogs. They name each dog after a famous male writer: Dante, Chaucer, Bret Easton...

/ March 1, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: Laughing Matters

Let’s talk humor. The Festival Neue Literatur, with Vea Kaiser, Christopher Kloeble, Pedro Lenz and Jenny Offill bring you this conversation: Wry, mordant, acerbic, irreverent, witty, devastating, redemptive: There are so many adjectives to describe different sorts of humor in...

/ February 28, 2016