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Werner Sollors

Werner Sollors received his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin and taught there, at Columbia University, at the Universitá degli Studi di Venezia, and for more than three decades at Harvard University, where he now is Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English, Emeritus. Among his most recent work are the books Schrift in bildender Kunst: Von ägyptischen Schreibern zu lesenden Madonnen and The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s, about which there is a Critical Inquiry podcast of a conversation with Françoise Meltzer, as well as the essays “Reckoning by Cyphers, Laughing with Robots: New Technologies in Research and Teaching,” “Edward Steichen in München:  Wir alle – The Family of Man in der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 1955,” and, for Critical Inquiry (Winter 2020), “‘Better to Die by Them than for Them’: Carl Schmitt Reads ‘Benito Cereno.’” 

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