Thinking and Modern Tyranny: Reflections on the 'Sonderkommando photographs.'
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
Amir Eshel is Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature and an Affiliated Faculty at The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and The Europe Center at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also the faculty director of Stanford's research group on The Contemporary and of the Poetic Media Lab at Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). His research focuses on contemporary literature and the arts as they touch on memory, history, politics, and ethics.A reception will precede the event at 4:30pm.Amir Eshel is the author of Poetic Thinking Today (Stanford University Press in 2019). Previous books include Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past (The University of Chicago Press in 2013).