NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers
Refugee Intellectuals: Adorno, Mann, and Schoenberg
Boston University, June 19 to July 28, 2000
At the end of 1947 three remarkable works entered the world: Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, and Arnold Schoenberg's Survivor from Warsaw. Produced by refugees from Hitler's Germany who had settled within a few miles of one another, just outside Hollywood, each was a response to the cataclysmic forces that shattered Europe and that defined the twentieth century. This seminar will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, draw from the fields of intellectual history, German literature, musicology, philosophy, and social theory, to explore the interconnections between these works and their authors.
The fifteen scholars selected to participate in the seminar will receive a stipend of $3,700 to cover travel, books and other research expenses, and living expenses.
Participation is open to full- and part-time teachers in two- and four-year colleges and universities. These seminars are designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations may be eligible to compete provided they can effectively advance the teaching and research goals of the seminar. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Although an applicant need not hold an advanced degree to qualify, candidates currently enrolled for degrees are not eligible, with the exception of faculty who have taught full-time in colleges for at least three years.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2000.
For information and application forms visit the seminar web site or write to Professor James Schmidt at the address below.
Professor James Schmidt, Director
NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers University Professors Program
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-4020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://people.bu.edu/jschmidt/neh
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