25 Apr 2008
The lecture analyzes W.G. Sebald’s take on Grünewald, the painter about whom we have only very few biographical data, and the writer’s engagement with Grünewald’s paintings as a way to explore models of realism and representation.
Publication related to the talk: Dorothea von Mücke, ‘History and the Work of Art in Sebald’s After Nature‘, nonsite.org, 1 (2011).
Dorothea von Mücke is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University, New York. In spring 2008, she was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the ICI Berlin.
Her publications include: Virtue and the Veil of Illusion. Generic Innovation and the Pedagogical Project in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Stanford University Press, 1991); with Veronica Kelly (ed. and intro.), Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 1994); and The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale(Stanford University Press, 2003). She is a coeditor of the New History of German Literature (Harvard University Press, 2004) and is currently working on a book about changing models of authorship and creativity in the arts and sciences during the long eighteenth century.
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