Monday, 22 February 2016
Hoax Busters John Adams Afternoon Commute , Feb 16 2015
Episode Notes: Chris and John continue their exploration of Southern California Culture with Ehrhard Bahr.
"Professor Bahr received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1966. He is an internationally distinguished expert on Goethe, and specializes not only in 18th- century German Literature, but also in 20th-century literature and Critical Theory. Professor Bahr has published over 200 scholarly articles and reviews, as well as books on Goethe, the Marxist theoretician Georg Lukács, the philosopher Ernst Bloch, and the poet Nelly Sachs. He has also produced editions of Goethe’sWilhelm Meister novels (1982) and a three-volume history of German literature (1987-88). His co-edited volume on the French Revolution, The Internalized Revolution, appeared in 1992. He is a past President of the interdisciplinary German Studies Association and of the Goethe Society of North America.
An additional special interest of Ted Bahr’s is German exile culture in Los Angeles between 1933 and 1955. Besides authoring scholarly studies in this area, he recently served as a consultant to the exhibition "Degenerate Art": The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, and at the Altes Museum in Berlin. Professor Bahr was also a consultant for the exhibition Exiles and Émigrés at LACMA in 1997."
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