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Chair, Department of Comparative LiteratureProfessor of German Studies
435 S. State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109
Office Location(s): 2015 Tisch Hall
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Professor Weineck's second book The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West is available from Amazon. Her first book The Abyss Above: Philosophy and Poetic Madness in Plato, Hölderlin, and Nietzsche is available from SUNY Press.
Silke thinks of herself as a metaphorologist; she is especially interested in the relationship between philosophy, literature, and figuration from the 18th to the 20th century. She serves on the steering committee of "Context for Classics," a faculty initiative devoted to exploring the presence of antiquity in the modern world. Currently, Silke is completing a book on paternal subjectivity: The Laius Complex: Politics and Tragic Paternity examines fatherhood as the master trope of politics, working with texts from Sophocles to Lacan.
Tisch Hall2015 Tisch Hall435 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI