Der Nachommer

Hartwick’s Frye Presents Second Installment in Faculty Lecture Series

October 2, 2013

Professor of German Dr. Wendell Frye will present a talk titled "Der Nachsommer (Indian Summer) as a Developmental Novel" during the second lecture of the 2013-14 Faculty Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Bresee Hall's Eaton Lounge. The lecture is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Der Nachsommer is considered to be one of the greatest developmental novels of German literature. Its significance was first noted by Friedrich Nietszche, along with Der Gruene Heinrich by Gottfried Keller. It is one of the great monuments along the way starting with Goethe's Wilhelm Meister and finding its 20th Century height in Der Zauberberg by Thomas Mann. Frye will discuss the significance of Der Nachommer in the context of this time period.

Throughout the lecture series, faculty members discuss recent research in their fields, focusing on physics, politics, religion, art, economics, biology, psychology and more.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Development Acting Chair Dr. Matthew Voorhees at 607-431-4387 or

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Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031