Private Lives/Public Virtues: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Long Eighteenth Century

Empfindung Sentiment

Please join the German Department on Friday, 4/28, for a Graduate Student Symposium with students from Professor Mary Helen Dupree’s 18th Century Seminar, “Private Lives/Public Virtues.”

Scholars have long focused on the “long eighteenth century” in Europe and America as a time of radical transformation, both in the realm of public life and vis-à-vis notions of the family, gender, and the individual. In a series of “lightning lectures,” graduate students from the “Private Lives/Public Virtues” seminar will reflect creatively on the transformation of the public and private spheres in German-speaking Europe and the United States from the eighteenth century to the present day. In the spirit both of the Enlightenment and of the course’s public-humanities focus, these presentations are designed for a general audience, seeking to entertain as well as enlighten. The symposium will be in English. 

This event will take place in ICC 450 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.