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Eric Santner, Philip and Ida Romberg Professor in Modern Germanic Studies, works at the intersection of literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and religious thought. His books include Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany; My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity; On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig; Catastrophe and Meaning: The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century (co-edited with Moishe Postone); The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology with Slavoj Zizek and Kenneth Reinhard; and On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald.

Email: esantner@uchicago.edu
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Past Courses

HUMA 275. Representing the Holocaust. Winter 2000

RLST 20900. Franz Rosenzweig’s Concept of Revelation. Taught with Paul Mendes-Flohr. Winter 2002

GRMN 37308. Messianism and Modernity. Taught with Paul Mendes-Flohr. Winter 2008

SOSC 27702. European Civilization in Paris. Spring 2008