January 26, 2006 – Eric Santner: “On Creaturely Life: From Rilke to Celan”

Discussant: David Marriott History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz

Thursday, January 26 / 5 PM / Oakes Mural Room

Eric L. Santner is Professor of Modern Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. His books include Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany (Cornell, 1990); My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity (Princeton, 1996); On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig (Chicago, 2001); and most recently, Catastrophe and Meaning: The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century, co-edited with Moishe Postone (Princeton, 2003). Two new books are forthcoming: The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (Chicago), written with Slavoj Zizek and Kenneth Reinhard, and On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald (Chicago). Santner continues to work at the intersection of literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and religious thought.


Sponsored by the Religion and Culture Research Cluster, the Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Research Unit of the IHR, the Literature Department and Jewish Studies