Benjamin's Mass at the Cinema: Benjamin as reader of E.T. A. Hoffmann and E.A. Poe, Deleuze, and Metz
Thursday, October 06, 2016, 04:00pm - 06:30pm
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The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages & Literature presents:

Speaker: Getrud Koch

Professor Gertrud Koch teaches Cinema Studies at The Free University Berlin and Brown University. A leading scholar of cinema, she has published influential books on Herbert Marcuse and Siegried Kracauer, feministy film theory, cinematic illusion, and aesthetic theory. Her lecture will introduce her newest work, Die Wiederkehr der Illusion: Der Film und die Kunst der Gegenwart (The Return of Illusion: Film and Contemporary Art) forthcoming with Suhrkamp Verlag.

This program is funded by a generous annual gift from Mrs. Lillian Rodig Maxwell, in memory of her brother, Dr. Oscar R. Rodig, Jr. R51, who studied Chemistry and German at Rutgers College, and in memory of her sister, Erika Rodig Rosera D62, who studied History and German at Douglass College.

For more information, please contact the German Department at 848-932-7781 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Fall 2016 Rodig Lecture Koch 10 06 2016 (376 KB)

Location Alexander Library, Pane Room