Hans Blumenberg's magisterial The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (Die Legitimität der Neuzeit, 1966) is widely recognized as one of the most important theoretical attempts to think modernity as a new epoch. Controversial when first published, inventive, idiosyncratic, and erudite in equal measure, Blumenberg’s study has recently received considerable attention.
The symposium brings to campus some of the leading scholars working on Blumenberg today and puts them into conversation with scholars and students at the Center for Theoretical Inquiry who have devoted the semester to an intensive study of Blumenberg's book.
All Center events are open to the public.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Marx (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Benjamin Robinson (Germanic Studies) inaugurates our new series of conversations with students curious about theory. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 - 8:30 pm, Edmondson Formal Lounge, Collins Living & Learning Center. Refreshments will be served.
Forum: Discussion of Work in Progress by Jennifer Fleissner
Join us for a discussion of a paper by Jennifer Fleissner (English). Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 8 pm. Further details to follow.
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