Ulla Haselstein, professor and chair of American Literature at the John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität, Berlin, will address “Gertude Stein’s Portrait of Cézanne” in a lecture on Thursday, March 17, at 4:10 pm in Buttrick Hall 305 on Vanderbilt’s main campus. A recipient of a two-year “opus magnum” grant from the VW Foundation, Haselstein is currently writing a book entitled Gertrude Stein’s Literary Portraiture.
The author of monographs on psychoanalytic literary theory and on the concept of the gift exchange respectively (both in German), Hasselstein has co-edited scholarly volumes published in English, including Iconographies of Power: The Politics and Poetics of Visual Representation (2003), Cultural Transactions: 50 Years of American Studies in Germany (2005), Aesthetic Transgressions (2006), The Power of the Aesthetic in American Culture (2007), The Pathos of Authenticity: American Literary Imaginations of the Real (2010), and The Cultural Career of Coolness (2013). She is also the editor of a DFG research symposium on allegory with contributions from literary studies and art history (forthcoming in May 2016).
Haselstein’s lecture is sponsored by Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Program in American Studies, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, and Department of History of Art. For more information, call Julia Kamasz, Department of History of Art, at 615.322.2831.