German Studies Seminar - Thomas Pfau (Duke University) on "Modernist Image-Consciousness and Lyric Form: Rilke's Encounter with Cézanne"

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Speaker(s): Thomas Pfau, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English at Duke University

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English at Duke University and holds secondary appointments in Germanic Languages & Literature and the Divinity School. He is the author of some fifty essays and of Wordsworth’s Profession (Stanford 1997), Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, Melancholy, 1790-1840 (Johns Hopkins 2005), and Minding the Modern: Intellectual Traditions, Human Agency, and Responsible Knowledge (Notre Dame 2013). He is currently finishing a new monograph ranging from Plato to Rilke—a complement to Minding the Modern and provisionally titled “Incomprehensible Certainty: Image Consciousness in Philosophy, Theology, and Aesthetics.”

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German Studies: New Perspectives Seminar

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