Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in September. The events are free and open to the public. For further information the public may call 212.998.8663 or visit

A calendar of events follows:

  • Fri., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Eduard Bertz (1853-1931): From Potsdam to Tennessee and Back, Life and Work of a German Author” by Wulfhard Stahl, librarian, World Trade Institute, Bern.
  • Fri. - Sat., Sept. 15-16 Symposium: “The Spirit of Nature,” an international workshop discussing the concept of “nature” from two perspectives: the seductive ideal of an uncorrupted nature and the dark concept of “spirit” (Geist). Participants include NYU Professors Ulrich Baer, Janelle Blankenship, Eckart Goebel, Avital Ronell, and Thomas Stachel, with Nicola Behrmann, Dan Childers, Andrea Dortmann, Paul Fleming, and Natalie Nagel, all from NYU, moderating.
  • Sat., Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Art exhibition opening: “Urban Fragments,” works by Ingrid Niedermayr. On display through Oct. 20.
  • Tues., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Tableau Vivant and the Suspension of Narrative in Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs” by Catriona MacLeod, Univ. of Pennsylvania.
  • Tues., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Fiction Remixed: How to ‘Play’ Literature on a Computer” by Michel Chaouli, Indiana University.
  • Fri., Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “British and American Visitors in Goethe’s Weimar, or: Global vs. Humanistic Education” by Karl S. Guthke, Harvard University.

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