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Ortschaften (Localities) Colloquium

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures under the auspices of the Humanities Council of Princeton University will present the Eberhard L. Faber Class of 1915 Memorial Colloquium on Ortschaften (Localities) on April 15. Professor Susan Bernstein of Brown University, Professor Svetlana Boym of Harvard University and Professor Samuel Weber of UCLA will read cities as texts. Bernstein will talk on Vienna ("Freud's Couch"); Boym on St. Petersburg ("Ruins of the Renamed City [Petersburg/Leningrad]: An Archaeology of Nostalgia"); and Weber on "`Streets, Squares and Theaters: Walter Benjamin's Paris: A City on the Move." The colloquium will be held in 106 McCormick Hall. For a schedule and other information, contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at 258-4137 or 258-4141.

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