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Hannah Arendt Seminars

Partnering with the Pembroke Center and the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Cogut Center co-hosts The Hannah Arendt Seminars. This multi-semester series of events celebrates the work of renowned German philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt and honors the centennial of her birth. The series brings noted scholars from within and outside Brown together for lectures, workshops, film screenings, and other events to explore issues pertaining to the humanities, the study of women and gender, and international studies. All Hannah Arendt Seminars are free and open to the public, although registration may be required for those events with limited seating.

Spring 2009

March 17
"Hannah Arendt : Reflections on Ruin "
Pembroke Hall 305
Brown University
5:30 - 7:00pm

Susannah Gottlieb, Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Northwestern University, is our guest for the March 2009 Hannah Arendt Seminars.

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About our speaker:

Susannah Gottlieb (BA Yale University, PhD University of Chicago) teaches in the areas of twentieth-century literature and thought.

She is the author of Regions of Sorrow: Anxiety and Messianism in Hannah Arendt and W.H. Auden (Stanford University Press, 2003) and the editor of Hannah Arendt: Reflections on Literature and Culture (Stanford University Press, 2007).

Some of her other recent work includes articles and essays in PMLA , Comparative Literature , diacritics , TEXT + KRITIK , and Harvard English Studies . Her current book project is entitled "The Importance of Metaphysics:" The Intellectual Heresies of W. H. Auden. A Whiting Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Chicago in 2000-01, her interests include modern British and American poetry, continental philosophy and political theory, German-Jewish intellectual history, and Asian American literary traditions.