ECLA Berlin Weekend

October 11th and 12th, better known as ‘the Berlin weekend’, were the days when the new students eager to explore the heart of Germany  had the chance to feel the pulse of a city ‘…condemned forever to becoming and never being.’ The programme offered something for everyone: we all got the opportunity to peak into

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Thomas Docherty on the German Ideology of Marx and Engels – ‘Modernity and the Language of Real Life’

On 28 April 2008, Professor Thomas Docherty came to ECLA to deliver a penetrating lecture on the German Ideology. Focusing on the elements of Marxist thought that was to have a determining influence on critical theory in the twentieth century, Docherty explained Marx’s views on theory, language and the materialist method. In the German Ideology,

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Lynn Catterson on Renaissance Sculpture

As part of the introductory week of the winter term, ‘Art, Politics, and Morality in the Florentine Renaissance’, ECLA featured two inspiring guest lectures by Professor Lynn Catterson from Columbia University. On 8 January Professor Catterson’s lecture ‘Disrobing the Body Sculpted’ introduced the history of sculpture, in particular its various styles and their movement with

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Bauerntheater in Brandenburg

A peculiar informational plaque posted in a field in Joachimsthal reads: The man on the field is playing Flint, the main character of Heiner Mueller’s 1961 play ‘Die Umsiedlerin’ (The Resettler). His movements, thoughts and expressions have been rehearsed in New York City. He is planting half a ton of potatoes. The actor David Barlow

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