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Welcome to our Spring 2023 visitors, Professor Jan Mieszkowski (Distinguished Visiting Craig Professor) and Dr. Rosemarie Brucher (Craig-Kade Scholar in Residence)

We are pleased to welcome two esteemed visitors to our department for the Spring 2023 semester! 

Professor Jan Mieszkowski will join the department from Reed College for the semester as our Spring 2023 Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be teaching an undergraduate course on Plants and Politics (470:304:01) and a graduate seminar titled The Sentence (16:470:672:01). Professor Mieszkowski's research focuses on modern European literature and philosophy, and he is currently completing a monograph on the poetics of botany. Click here to read more about Professor Mieszkowski and the Craig Professorship.

Dr. Rosemarie Brucher joins us from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where she serves as Vice-Rector for Research. She works at the intersection of theatre studies, German literature, and culture studies, and just finished her postdoctoral thesis, Habilitation. Click here to learn more about Dr. Brucher and the Craig-Kade Visiting Scholar program.

Congratulations to Prof. Levine on the publication of Interventionen

We proudly announce the publication of Prof. Michael Levine’s new book “Interventionen” (Klostermann, 2022), which contains the German translations of his various essays on the poetry of Paul Celan. Congratulations! 



Congratulations to Prof. Zechner on the publication of Forces of Education, co-edited with Dennis Johannßen

We are celebrating the publication of “Forces of Education: Walter Benjamin and the Politics of Pedagogy” (Bloomsbury), co-edited by Prof. Dominik Zechner and Prof. Dennis Johannßen. “Forces of Education” brings together a polyphony of critical voices assessing the early work of German Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin and the way in which it defined the concept of education as one of the core themes of his entire oeuvre. 

Forces of Education