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Music critic Nike Wagner to speak, March 24-26

Music critic and cultural commentator Nike Wagner will present two lectures and participate in a roundtable discussion Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26. Wagner is the great-granddaughter of German composer Richard Wagner and the author of the book, "The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty" (Princeton University Press, 2001).

On Monday, in a lecture titled "Richard Wagner's Posterity," she will discuss how Wagner's influence marked artistic production since his death in 1883. Her second lecture on Tuesday, "The Political Dreams of Theodor Herzl," will explore the Viennese roots of the founder of Zionism. Both lectures will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 105 Bobst, 83 Prospect Ave.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, she will participate in a roundtable discussion on Wagner in 102 Woolworth with Carolyn Abbate, professor of music at Princeton, and David Levin, associate professor of Germanic studies at the University of Chicago.

Wagner's visit is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures with support from the Department of Music and the Program in Jewish Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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