“A Room Secured on Every Side”: Terror, Safety, and Security in Franz Kafka

Upcoming Events Login

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 20204:00PM - 6:00PMNorthrop Frye Hall 113
Print this Event Bookmark this Event


STEFAN WILLER is professor of modern German literature at Humboldt University Berlin. From 2010 to 2018 he was associate director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) Berlin. He held visiting professorships at Munich, EHESS Paris, UNAM Mexico City, Stanford and UC Santa Barbara. His research interests include the literary epistemology of the future, the cultural history of generation and inheritance, theories of language and translation, interrelations of literature and music. Select book publications: Oper und Film. Geschichten einer Beziehung (co-editor, 2019); Zukunftssicherung. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven (co-editor, 2019); Futurologien. Ordnungen des Zukunftswissens (co-editor, 2016); Erbfälle. Theorie und Praxis kultureller Übertragung in der Moderne (2014); Das Konzept der Generation. Eine Wissenschafts- und Kulturgeschichte (co-author, 2008); Das Beispiel. Epistemologie des Exemplarischen (co-editor, 2007); Poetik der Etymologie. Texturen sprachlichen Wissens in der Romantik (2003); Botho Strauß zur Einführung (2000).

This event is co-sponsored by the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (funded in part by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office) and the Centre for Comparative Literature.

If you have any accommodation needs, please e-mail german@chass.utoronto.ca, and we will do our best to assist you.



Stefan Willer
Humboldt University Berlin


Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies

Centre for Comparative Literature

If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.

Newsletter Signup Sign up for the Munk School Newsletter

× Strict NO SPAM policy. We value your privacy, and will never share your contact info.