"Aesthetics and Democracy"
A Symposium in Honor of Winfried Fluck's 75th Birthday
May 3, 2019
Freie Universität Berlin | John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies | Room 340
12:20h: Greeting by Catrin Gersdorf (Executive Director German Association for American Studies)
12:30h: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth): “Did Tocqueville Consider American Democracy an Aesthetic Experiment?”
Moderator: Frank Kelleter (JFKI/GSNAS)
14:00h: Heike Paul (Erlangen): “Reeducation and Romance”
Moderator: Dustin Breitenwischer (EXC2020/FU Berlin)
15:30h: Coffee Break
16:00h: Johannes Voelz (Frankfurt) – “The Aesthetics of Polarization”
Moderator: Heinz Ickstadt (JFKI)
17:30h: Walter Benn Michaels (U of Illinois) – “Talking about My Generation: Art and Politics in the Age of Fluck"
Moderator: Ulla Haselstein (JFKI)
19:00h: Conclusion by Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Director of the JFKI)