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Workshop on Thomas Mann’s “Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man”
June 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Chicago-Area Consortium for German Philosophy will hold a workshop in honor of the recent re-issue of Thomas Mann’s Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man (Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen). The book is coming out in the NYRB Classics series with an introduction by Mark Lilla, professor of humanities at Columbia University. See here: https://www.nyrb.com/products/reflections-of-a-nonpolitical-man?variant=35511073636520.
The event will be held via Zoom on June 3rd, from 4-6pm.
Greeting by Mark Alznauer (5 minutes)
Opening comments by Mark Lilla (5-10 minutes)
“Thomas Mann: Irony and Engagement” (10-15 minutes)
David Kretz (German and Social Thought, University of Chicago)
“Irony, Seriousness, and Solitude: Conservative and Reflexive Aestheticism in Thomas Mann”
Eskil Elling (Philosophy, Northwestern University)
“Mann in the Contemporary Political Moment” (10-15 minutes)
Miloš Broćić (Sociology. University of Toronto)
Response by Mark Lilla (Professor of Humanities, Columbia University)
Question Period (remainder)
Please contact Mark Alznauer under m-alznauer [at] northwestern.edu for the zoom details.