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J. Wertheimer (Tuebingen): Literature, Confidence, Power

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Humanities Institute, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor

Professor Juergen Wertheimer (University of Tuebingen, Germany): "The Cassandra Syndrome: Reflections on Literature, Confidence, and Power"

What role can literature play in a world that is increasingly perceived as post-truth? Juergen Wertheimer explores literary texts as social and political seismographs and considers the weight and impact of language, voice, and words in literature and public discourse today.


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Literatures, Cultures and Languages (primary), Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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