PANEL DISCUSSION 15 FEBRUARY 2023 - Memory Art in the Contemporary World by Andreas Huyssen


Join Columbia's Heyman Center and the Dept. of Germanic Languages for their New Book Series event honouring Memory Art in the Contemporary World: Confronting Violence in the Global South by Andreas Huyssen. This thought-provoking and highly relevant book reflects on the various forms and critical potential of memory art in a contemporary world.

 Professor Andreas Huyssen will be joined by panelists Emily Apter, Claudia Breger, Noam M. Elcott, and Oliver Simons.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 6:15 pm EST | In person at Deutsches Haus and online via Zoom.

Emily Apter is a Professor of Comparative Literature and French at New York University. Her published works include The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature and Continental Drift: From National Characters to Subjects and Unexceptional Politics On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic. Her areas of research are translation theory, language philosophy, political theory, critical theory, continental philosophy, history and theory of comparative literature, psychoanalysis, and political fiction.

Claudia Breger is the Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and the Department Chair. Her research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, with emphases on film and theater; literary, media, and cultural theory; and the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race.

Noam M. Elcott writes, teaches, and advises students in the history of modern art and media at Columbia University, with an emphasis on early 20th-century art, photography, and film. His research and teaching combine close visual analysis with media archaeology and critical theory. He also writes and teaches on contemporary art. Elcott is the author of Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media (University of Chicago Press), and is currently at work on two book projects.

Oliver Simons is the Director of Graduate German Studies and a Professor of Germanic Languages at Columbia University. He is the author of Raumgeschichten: Topographien der Moderne in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Literatur and Literaturtheorien zur Einführung and the coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt. His teaching and research interests focus on literature and science, post-colonial studies, the "end" around 1800, and literary theories.