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Professor of German, Professor of Comparative Literature
University of MichiganGerman Department33138 MLB812 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI48109-1275
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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.
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Modern Languages Building812 E. Washington St., 3106 MLBUniversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI