Please join us for the
Spring 2018 Rodig Seminar
given by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, University of British Columbia
"War, Catastrophes and the Taming of Times: Notes on Spengler and Kittler"
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young is Professor and Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia/Vancouver and teaches in the German and Scandinavian programs. Among his recent publications are Kittler and the Media and a co-edited Theory, Culture & Society volume on Cultural Techniques. He is currently working on two books, a history of German theories of technology from the 19th century to the present and a study of evolution, catastrophism and media palaeontology.
This program is funded by a generous annual gift from Mrs. Lillian Rodig Maxwell, in memory of her brother, Dr. Oscar R. Rodig, Jr. RC ‘51, who studied Chemistry and German at Rutgers College, and in memory of her sister Erika Rodig Rosera, DC ‘62, who studied History and German at Douglass College.