Alexander Kluge: New Perspectives on Creative Arts and Critical Practice

Oct, 11 2018 | 4:30 PM

Alexander Kluge: New Perspectives on Creative Arts and Critical Practice

A.D. White House

Address: 27 East Ave
City: Ithaca
State: NY
Zip: 14853
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October 11-13, 2018 at Cornell University’s A.D. White House

Organized by: Leslie A. Adelson, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies



4:30pm: Opening Remarks & Welcome Organizer Leslie A. Adelson (Ithaca)

4:45pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Michael W. Jennings (Princeton) Untimely Interventions: Alexander Kluge & the German Media Landscape


7:30pm: Experimental Minute Films by Alexander Kluge (2018) discussants Erik Born & Sabine Haenni CORNELL CINEMA, Willard Straight Theatre


9am: Alan Beyerchen (Portland) Kluge and Clausewitz: Chance & Imagination in the Real World respondent: Max Pensky (Binghamton)

10:15am: Alexander Kluge (Munich remote) & Kevin Ernste (Ithaca) The Music of History, the Polyphony of Things a conversation inspired by The Temple of the Scapegoat (2018)

11:30am: Ross Etherton (Wooster) Interrupting the War Machine / respondent: Suman Seth (Ithaca)

12:30pm: LUNCH Film available for lunchtime viewing: A. Kluge, On Differences in Speaking: 20 Examples (2016)

2pm: Alexander Kluge (Munich remote) “Theory like swimming in the storm” co-moderators Leslie A. Adelson & Richard Langston (Chapel Hill)

4pm: Hans Jürgen Scheuer (Berlin) Tricksterprosa: Alexander Kluges apokryphes Erzählen respondent: Erik Born (Ithaca)

5pm: Dorothea Walzer (Bochum) Marx as a Model and Question: Alexander Kluge’s Critical Inquiries respondent: Paul Fleming (Ithaca)

8pm: Ben Lerner (New York City) The Snows of Venice: The Lerner-Kluge Container literary reading and discussion moderated by Devin Fore (Princeton)


9am: Erik Porath (Berlin) Alexander Kluge: Text & Bild—eine unendliche Beziehung respondent: Patrizia C. McBride (Ithaca)

10am: Sabine Haenni (Ithaca) Time Lapse: Preliminary Notes on Alexander Kluge & City Symphonies respondent: Esra Akcan (Ithaca)

11:30am: Juan-Jacques Aupiais (Ithaca) Alexander Kluge’s Parallel Globalizations: Other Places, Other Lives, Writing Otherwise respondent: Brett de Bary (Ithaca)

12:30pm: LUNCH

2pm: Tara Hottman (Berkeley) Kluge’s Installations respondent: Richard Langston (Chapel Hill)

3pm: Ulrike Vedder (Berlin) Musealisierung und Vergegenwärtigung: Alexander Kluges Museumskonstellationen respondent: Annetta Alexandridis (Ithaca)

4:30pm: Alexis Radisoglou (Oxford) (Anti-)Realism for the Anthropocene: Kluge’s Political Aesthetic for the 21st Century respondent: Matthew Miller (Colgate in Hamilton)

5:30pm: Concluding roundtable with Devin Fore, Susan Buck-Morss (New York City), Richard Langston, and Leslie Adelson