Ziegler Lecture Series 2017-18

Term 1

Sept 7, 2017 – Carolotta von Matzan
“Decolonising the curriculum at tertiary institutions in South Africa: Interrogating postcolonial theory and Christian Kracht’s novel Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten.”

Sept 14, 2017 – Piotr Setkiewicz
“The SS Staff in Auschwitz”

Oct 5, 2017 – Alison K.  Smith
“Imperial Russia on the Edge: A Microhistory of Collapse”

Nov 5, 2017 – John Zilcosky
“The Times in Which We Live”: Freud’s The Uncanny, World War One, and Trauma of Contagion”

Term 2

Feb 6, 2018 – Thorsten Unger
“Czernobyl and its Aftermath: Literary Depictions from Christa Wolf to Alina Bronsky”

Mar 1, 2018 – Tatiana Filimonova
“Post-Imperial Eurasia and Fragmented Europe in Vladimir Sorokin’s Telluria”

Mar 22, 2018 – Sean Franzel
“Les Cris de Paris: The Intermediality of the Nineteenth-Century Urban Soundscape