Barbara Nagel, ‘Slut-Shaming Metaphorologies in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’

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The talk will take place at 4:15pm in Gilman 17, on Wednesday, March 13th. Refreshments will be available, and the talk will be followed by a q&a. All are welcome!

Barbara Nagel is Assistant Professor in the Department of German at Princeton University. Nagel researches the relationship of rhetoric and affect, with a historical focus on the Baroque, literature around 1800, and realism. She is the author of Der Skandal des Literalen. Barocke Literalisierungen bei Gryphius, Kleist, Büchner (Wilhelm Fink, 2012) and co-editor of Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction (Fordham 2015). Her two current projects are Ambiguous Aggression in German Realism and Beyond: Flirtation, Passive Aggression, and Domestic Violence (forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2019), and Luther’s Languages: Reformations of Rhetoric and Affect.