Luebeck Lectures since 1991

The Luebeck Lecture Series                  Carolyn Engel Luebeck

The first annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place on May 6, 1991 at 3:00 o'clock in Cunz Hall 300 on the Ohio State main campus. Professor Russell A. Berman from Columbia University addressed the topic Enlightenment Maps and Colonial Texts: The Travel Narratives of Captain Cook an Georg Forster Carolyn's daughter attended the lecture and later in the evening, had dinner with the speaker and faculty at Christopher's at the top of the Riffe Center downtown.

The 2nd annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place on May 7, 1992 in University Hall. Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities Egon Schwarz (Washington University in St. Louis) gave a lecture entitled: From Odds to Ends: The Unlikely Making of a Literary Historian.

The 3rd annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place on October 8, 1992 in the Grand Lounge of the Faculty Club. Leavenworth Professor Jeffrey Sammons (Yale University) gave a lecture entitled: Charles Sealsfield: Originality or Intertextuality?

The 4th annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place on May 6, 1994 in Cunz Hall. Professor Stanley Alan Corngold (Princeton University) gave a lecture entitled: Walter Benjamin's Essay on Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften.

The 5th annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place on October 17, 1994 in Cunz Hall. Professor Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania) gave a lecture entitled: German Intellectuals: Public Roles and the Rise of the Therapeutic.

The 6th annual Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture took place in February 19, 1996.
Professor Jost Hermand (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Literaturwissenschaft und ökologisches Bewußtsein

May 24, 1999         Professor Peter Beicken (Georgetown and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Franz Kafka's "The Trial": Cinematic Method, Social Eye and Sexual Politics

October 21, 2002    Professor Jost Hermand (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 
Resisting Boogie Woogie Culture. German High Culture Objections against the Import of American Pop Culture

October 26, 2004    Professor Anson Rabinbach (Princeton University)
The Reichstag Fire and the History of a Conspiracy Theory

May 9, 2005            Professor Emeritus Theodore Ziolkowski (Princeton University)
Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Faith

February 20, 2006   Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)
The US-EU Divide: Problems and Prospects

April 16, 2007          Professor Winfried Menninghaus (FU-Berlin)
Functional Narratives of Art: Negotiating Transcendental and Evolutionary Aesthetics

May 18, 2007           Professor Gail Hart ( University of California, Irvine)
Queenfight: Confession, Confrontation, and Coercion in Schiller's Maria Stuart

May 5, 2008            Professor Robert Norton (Notre Dame)
The Ideas of 1914: Ernst Troeltsch and the First World War in Germany

January 12, 2009     Professor Dorothea von Mücke (Columbia University)
Staging Learned Battles: Lessing and the Public Sphere

April 6, 2009             Professor Christian Emden (Rice University)
The Nation State as a Social Imaginary: Political Realism Beyond the Liberal Public Sphere

February 7, 2011       Professor Ursula K. Heise (Stanford University)
Biomemories: Narrative, Database, and Species Extinction

January 18, 2012       Professor Barton Byg (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Abstraction in the Cultural Cold War: Film and the Visual Arts in East Germany

September 10, 2012   Professor Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)
Aura, Error, and Entanglement around 1935 (Benjamin, Heidegger, and Schrödinger)

March 27, 2014          Professor Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Body and Time. Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain

March 26, 2015         Professor Mark L. Louden (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Pennsylvania Dutch in the 21st Century

February 1, 2016       Professor Timothy Snyder (Yale University)
PDF icon Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

April 7, 2017      Professor Ian Buruma (Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College)
PDF icon Lessons Learned, or Not: Germany, Japan, and the Age of Trump

November 6, 2017    Professor Dagmar Herzog (Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, CUNY)
PDF icon On Aggression: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in Post-Nazi Germany