Events | Loss and Modernity: Lecture and Conversation with Andreas Reckwitz

Goethe-Institut New York | October 25, 2022

During his trip to the East Coast, sociologist and 2022 Thomas Mann House Fellow, Andreas Reckwitz will give a lecture and take part in a conversation about loss and modernity. With opening remarks by Paul Kottman, Professor of Comparative Literature and chair of Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research.


Andreas Reckwitz studied sociology, political science and philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Cambridge. After his professorships at the University of Konstanz and the European University Viadrina, he is now Professor of General Sociology and Cultural Sociology at the Humboldt University Berlin. He has held numerous fellowships and visiting professorships in Germany and abroad. In 2019, he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation. In 2017, he received the Bavarian Book Prize, in 2020, he was shortlisted for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize, and in 2021 he received the Academy Medal of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. From 2012 to 2020 he was a member of the advisory board "Education and Discourse" of the Goethe Institute. Andreas Reckwitz has published a number of widely discussed books on the theory of modernity and late modernity, including Die Erfindung der Kreativität (Suhrkamp 2012; English Polity 2017), Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten (Suhrkamp 2017; English Polity 2020), Das Ende der Illusionen (Suhrkamp 2019, English Polity 2021), and Spätmoderne in der Krise (with Hartmut Rosa; Suhrkamp 2021; English Polity forthcoming).


Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.


Presented in cooperation with the DFG German Research Foundation, 1014: Space for Ideas and the Thomas Mann House.


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