How Do We Mark Time? Journalist Koehler & Columbia’s Lilla Discuss This Life-Long Phenomenon—Sept. 18 at NYU’s Deutsches Haus


Deutsches Haus will host “Passing Time,” a conversation featuring Andrea Koehler, author of the newly released “Passing Time: An Essay on Waiting,” and Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla, on Mon., Sept. 18.

How Do We Mark Time? Sept. 18 Discussion at Deutsches Haus

NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “Passing Time,” a conversation featuring Andrea Koehler, author of the newly released “Passing Time: An Essay on Waiting,” and Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla, on Mon., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. at its Greenwich Village location (42 Washington Mews at University Place).

In this wide-ranging meditation on the ways in which human beings are compelled — and choose — to mark time, from earliest childhood to the final moments of life, Koehler’s work explores the ordeals and pleasures inherent in the universal experience of waiting.

Koehler is the New York-based cultural correspondent for the Swiss daily newspaper Neue Züricher Zeitung. Aside from “Passing Time: An Essay on Waiting,” she has published “Scham” (zu KLAMPEN! Verlag, 2017), “Das Tier und wir” (Hoffmann und Campe, 2010), and “Kleines Glossar des Verschwindens” (C. H. Beck 2003).

Lilla is professor of the humanities at Columbia University and an award-winning contributor to the New York Review of Books. His most recent books are “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics” (2017) and “The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction” (2016).

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 for more information. Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)

“Passing Time: A Conversation between Andrea Koehler and Mark Lilla” is a DAAD-sponsored event.
 

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