Skip to content

Rainer Nägele (LI/US): The doubly split body

09.03.2012 to 09.03.2012

Rainer Nägele (LI/US): The doubly split body


Rainer Nägele (LI/US): Der doppelt gespaltene Körper Rainer Nägele (LI/US): Der doppelt gespaltene Körper


fri, 09.03.2012
18.00 h - 20.00 h

All dates

Days with event

March 2012
01 thu
02 fri
03 sat
04 sun
05 mo

06 tue
07 wed
08 thu
09 fri

10 sat

11 sun
12 mo
13 tue
14 wed
15 thu

16 fri
17 sat
18 sun

19 mo
20 tue

21 wed
22 thu
23 fri
24 sat
25 sun

26 mo
27 tue

28 wed
29 thu
30 fri

31 sat

Rainer Nägele: The doubly split body

Fri, Mar 9, 18:00
TQW / Studios
Free admission

An attempt to investigate the borderline position of laughter - the double and contradictory definition and delimitation of the human animal which, on the one hand, is supposed to be the animal that possesses language (zoon logon echon), while, at the same time, laughter seems to catapult it out of language and yet, once more, separate it from other animals, because, as Herder and before and after him many others have said: \"no animal laughs.\" Laughter thus separates the human being doubly from almost all other beings who do not laugh (animals, angels, God - with the exception of the homeric gods). What then happens in laughter? The lecture will attempt to approach this question through a reading of Baudelaire\'s \"De l\'essence du rire\" (On the Essence of Laughter).

Rainer Nägele is professor of German and comparative study of literature at the University of Yale.
In the framework of the lecture series The lists and tricks of laughing.

Back to main navigation

This website uses cookies to give you the best possible service. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Detailed information can be found in our privacy policy.