Deutsches Haus at NYU and the "German University Alliance" present a talk by Professor Rolf-Peter Janz who will speak on "Laughter–Promoted and Verboten.With Particular Reference to Nietzsche, Heine, and Kafka". Among other things these writers ask, how and why do we laugh, at what and about whom do we laugh, etc. Other questions that Prof. Janz will address in his lecture include: What is the social function of laughter? Is it subversive or harmless?
Rolf-Peter Janz is professor emeritus in the German Department of Freie Universität Berlin.
Oct 13, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Deutsches Haus, New York University