2018 Conway Graduate Seminar with Niklaus Largier


Location: 715J Hesburgh Library (Medieval Institute Seminar Room) (View on map.nd.edu)

Our 2018 Conway Lecturer, Professor Niklaus Largier, will offer this seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The seminar runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The seminar is open to all. A reservation is required if you wish to attend the lunch that follows the seminar. Please respond by Wednesday, October 3rd. 

Niklaus Largier is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Chair in the Humanities. He has published on medieval mysticism, the history of ascetic practices, prayer, and aesthetic experience. His books include an edition of the works of Meister Eckhart (Deutscher Klassiker Verlag, 1993); In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal (Zone Books, 2007), and Die Kunst des Begehrens: Dekadenz, Askese und Sinnlichkeit (C. H. Beck, 2007). In a number of recent essays he discusses medieval practices of contemplation, the stimulation of sensation and affect, and the emergence of aesthetic experience. He is currently working on a book on figuration, tentatively entitled Figures of Possibility.