About the speakers:
Paul Reitter teaches in the German department at Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Bambi’s Jewish Roots, and has edited and translated many others. His writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Bookforum, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Paris Review. He is currently working on a new English translation of Marx’s Capital (Vol. 1), which he is coediting with Paul North.
Chad Wellmon teaches in the German department at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on the history of higher education and recently co-edited the anthology The Rise of the Research University. He is also the author of several books, including Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and The Invention of the Modern Research University.
Sharon Marcus teaches at Columbia University, where she is the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, specializing in nineteenth-century British and French culture. Her scholarship analyzes the cultural assignment of value in domains as diverse as architecture, social relationships, literary criticism, and performance culture. Marcus is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999); Between Women: Marriage, Desire, and Friendship in Victorian England (Princeton University Press, 2007); and The Drama of Celebrity (Princeton University Press, 2019).
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“Permanent Crisis. The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age" is funded by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).