A rousing distillation of its most radical tenets will be followed by a failed revolution and/or moderated Q&A with Noah Isenberg, professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

On Friday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus at NYU will present the book launch of Eric Jarosinski’s Nein: A Manifesto and the official start of the #NeinManifesto World Tour. A rousing distillation of its most radical tenets will be followed by a failed revolution and/or moderated Q&A with Noah Isenberg, professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

Events at Deutsches Haus – located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), New York, N.Y. – are free of charge. If you would like to attend, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, so please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. For further information, call 212.998.8660.

The #NeinManifesto Tour Fact Sheet:

Is it a reading?
Nein. Not in a conventional sense.

Is it art?
Nein. It is, however, a performance of sorts. An aesthetic and intellectual experiment only slightly less pretentious than it sounds. It has been called the death of the academy. Somewhat entertaining. Moderately edifying. And the dawn of a new age.

Is it philosophy?
Nein. It is, however, frozen music, thawed in the refrigerator light of its own sad redemption. Refrozen. Then gone bad. It is thought resigned to always already being misunderstood. It is beauty and truth as dialectic. A Doppelgänger without a Doppelgänger. A Welt without Anschauung. Plus Schmerz.

Will it hurt?
Undoubtedly.

Eric Jarosinski is a #FailedIntellectual based in New York. A former professor of modern German literature, culture, and critical theory, he recently left academia to devote himself to his post as founding editor of Nein.Quarterly, the Internet's leading compendium of utopian negation. On Twitter @NeinQuarterly has gained a highly diverse global audience, currently numbering over 100,000 readers in more than 125 countries. Nein. Quarterly also appears in a four-line print format, with its trademark scowl gracing the opinion page of Die Zeit in Germany and the NRC Handelsblad in the Netherlands. His first book, Nein: A Manifesto, will be published in fall 2015 in the U.S. (Grove Atlantic), Canada (House of Anansi), Germany (S. Fischer), Italy (Marsilio), the Netherlands (Lebowski), Spain (Anagrama), Finland (Gummerus), the UK and Australia (Text).

Noah Isenberg is professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author, most recently, of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014, his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008), and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). He is currently writing a new book, Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies, to be published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber in the UK).

The recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, his writing has appeared in such diverse venues as Film Comment, Los Angeles Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, Criterion Collection, Threepenny Review, Film Quarterly, The Nation, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and the New York Times.

Book Launch: Nein. A Manifesto is a DAAD-sponsored event.

 

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