Please join us on April 24th at 6:30pm for a public lecture by Professor Bernhard Siegert, “[…]: Ellipses as a Basic Operation of Literature.” The event will be hosted in Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews.
Bernhard Siegert is the Professor for Theory and History of Cultural Techniques at the Media Faculty at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and director of the International Research Center for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy at Weimar (IKKM). Since 2013 he is also the spokesperson of the DFG Research Unit “Media and Mimesis” at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He gained his PhD in German Literature in 1991 from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and his Habilitation from Humboldt University in 2001. He has been Max Kade Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, LeBoff Visiting Scholar at the Department for Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, International Visiting Research Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, and is currently Eberhard Berent Visiting Professor and Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Department of German, New York University. He is the co-editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung and of the year-book Archiv für Mediengeschichte. His most recent book is Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real, trans. by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015).