Viennese Ghosts: Culture and Politics

August 3-4, 2002

The following is a list of talks given at a symposium presented in conjunction with the Clark's four exhibitions on Vienna. The symposium gathered leading historians of Viennese politics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, music, and art, and explored the city's cultural life around 1900 and the reach of its long shadow into the present. A panel discussion concluded the symposium.

For more information, contact the Research and Academic Program or call 413-458-0460.

  • Art and Assimilation: Arnold Schoenberg as Artist
    Esther da Costa Meyer
    Assistant Professor of Art History, Princeton University
  • Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Life? Or Theater?
    Michael P. Steinberg
    Professor of History, Cornell University
  • Mahlerian Shadows or 'The Long Gaze of German Music Ends in Mourning'
    Lydia Goehr
    Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  • Rachel Whiteread's Judenplatz Memorial in Vienna: Memory and Absence
    James Edward Young
    Professor of English and Judaic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Tales of Hoffmann
    Peter Gay
    Director, Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library
  • Why Freud Haunts Us
    Michael Roth
    President, California College of Arts and Crafts

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