Posted December 06, 2013

Posted Decmber 6, 2013

The Society just received an e-mail from Stanford Assistant Professor of German Studies Dr. Adrian Daub. Professor Daub, who has spoken twice for the Society, will be reading excerpts from his forthcoming book next week.  The reading and a reception will be held Wednesday December 11th at the Goethe Institut at 7:00 p.m..

The book entitled “Tristan’s Shadow – Sexuality and the Total Work of Art After Wagner”  deals with eroticism in German opera after Wagner. Daub traces the dual influence of “Gesamtkunstwerk” and eroticism from their classic expressions in “Tristan und Isolde” into the work of the generation of composers that followed.

The book will be published soon on University of Chicago Press.

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