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)
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)
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.
April 8, 2019 Professor David E. Wellbery (Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies and LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor, U of Chicago)
April 2, 2020 Professor Susan Bernosfky (Columbia University)
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