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CANCELED! The Defense of Democracy: Thomas Mann’s Political Writings, 1920-1945

Friday, March 20, 2020

A. D. White House
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Organized by Peter U. Hohendahl, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of German Studies

Sponsored by the Heinrich and Alice Schneider Memorial Lecture Fund, Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for German Cultural Studies, Society for the Humanities, and the Departments of German Studies, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature
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9am Peter U. Hohendahl (Cornell University) Introduction

9:15am Matthias Mueller (Cornell University) “Long Live the Republic!” The Defeat of 1918 and Th omas Mann’s Turn to Democracy

10am Tobias Boes (University of Notre Dame) The Coming Victory of Democracy – in Mann’s Times and in Ours

11:15am Peter U. Hohendahl (Cornell University) The Artist as Political Critic: Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus

12pm Meike Werner (Vanderbilt University) Thomas Mann and the Emergence of Germany as a Genocidal Nation, 1943-1945

2:30pm Elke Siegel (Cornell University) Private Reflections on Being a Public Intellectual: Thomas Mann’s Diaries

3:30pm Keynote Address: A Heinrich and Alice Schneider Memorial Lecture
Hans Rudolf Vaget (Smith College) Citizen Mann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Threat of Fascism to Democracy

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