The German Department and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a public lecture by Professor Frauke Berndt, The Curse of Medea.
Reading Franz Grillparzer’s trilogy The Golden Fleece (1821) through the lens of Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams (1900), Frauke demonstrates that curses play a critical role in nineteenth-century tragedy to probe modern ideas of knowledge and human self-understanding.
Frauke Berndt is Full Professor for German Literature at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) since 2015, after having held positions in Frankfurt am Main and Tuebingen. She was Visiting Professor at The University of Chicago, Indiana University Bloomington, University of Oregon, and Vanderbilt University. Currently, she is leading an international research group that investigates ethical practices in 18th century aesthetic theory. Her recent publications have been on aesthetics, rhetoric, and psychoanalysis.
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The Curse of Medea is a DAAD-sponsored event.