A two-day symposium presented by NYU's Deutsches Haus.


Thursday, October 29 – Friday, October 30, Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Department of German will present the conference "Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic."

The two-day symposium features Christopher Wood, Shira Brisman, Richard Halpern,
Florian Fuchs, Avital Ronell, Moritz Bassler, Christiane Frey, Adrian Renner,
Doreen Densky, Eyal Peretz, Juliet Fleming, Susanne Lüdemann, Lydia Goehr, & Anastasiya Osipova.

The event is free and open to the public at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), New York, N.Y. For further details, call Deutsches Haus at 212.998.8660 or email deutsches.haus@nyu.edu. Thank you!


Thursday, October 29

2:00 Christopher Wood, NYU
Introductory remarks
2:30 Shira Brisman, University of Wisconsin
"The Unassembled Grammar of the Drawing in the Era of Reform"
3:15 Richard Halpern, NYU
"The Skin of Prose"
4:00 break
4:15 Florian Fuchs, Yale University
"The Prose Act"
5:00 Avital Ronell, NYU
"Phrasal Regimens"
5:45 break
6:00 Moritz Bassler, University of Münster
Keynote address
Reception following talk

Friday, October 30

9:30 Christiane Frey, NYU
"Prosaic distinctions: Hegel contra Schlegel"
10:15 Adrian Renner, Yale University
"‘Like a painting’: Picturing Prose"
11:00 break
11:15 Doreen Densky, NYU
"Sea, Stream, and Overflow: Alfred Döblin between Verse and Prose"
12:00 Eyal Peretz, University of Indiana
"The Messiah of the Mute - Chaplin and the Birth of Cinematic Speech"
1:00 lunch break
2:15 Juliet Fleming, NYU
"Font Cise"
3:00 Susanne Lüdemann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
"Binding the Unbound: Prose and the Problem of Form"
3:45 break
4:00 Lydia Goehr, Columbia University
"The Tendency to Prose: From New Music to Laconic Wit"
4:45 Anastasiya Osipova, NYU
"Theory of Adventure: Victor Shklovsky's Autobiographical Prose"
6:00 Christopher Wood, NYU

Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic is a DAAD-supported event.


Press Contact

Robert Polner
Robert Polner
(212) 998-2337