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HAIG Lecture: "Looking for Love in the Big City, Intimacy, Risk and Marriage in turn-of-the-century

Event Detail
Date: Thursday, February 23rd
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Description:

Tyler Carrington, assistant professor of German studies, will deliver "Looking for Love in the Big City, Intimacy, Risk and Marriage in turn-of-the-century Berlin,” a talk based on his book project exploring the search for love in Berlin at a time when both the possibilities and risks of romantic involvement were greater than ever before. Love—not politics or the economy or even the eccentricities of the Kaiser—was the hot topic in Berlin around 1900. Berliners complained that they had neither time, money, nor social opportunities to find it, and the nature of modern city life seemed to make intimacy, marriage, and even love itself so fleeting that only the luckiest few had a shot at grabbing hold of it. And yet the allure of falling in love and being in love absolutely enchanted city dwellers, and Berliners responded by forging new--and distinctly modern--paths towards love that were at once risky (and even deadly), successful, and in every case emblematic of the tensions of the modern world.

Location: Room: Hedges
Thomas Commons
Contact:
Kimberly Taylor
319.895.4210
ktaylor@cornellcollege.edu

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