Posts by Irene Kacandes

Irene Kacandes holds the Dartmouth Professorship at Dartmouth College, where she teaches in the fields of German Studies, Comparative Literature, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Jewish Studies. Author or editor of eight volumes, her most recent publications include “Let’s Talk About Death” (2015) and “Eastern Europe Unmapped” (2017). Irene is also the series editor of the De Gruyter series “Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies”.

Philosophy & History

How Co-Witnessing Could Transform the Post-Pandemic World

Of the metaphors circulating in the media to describe the Covid-19 pandemic, the one I find most helpful deploys the image that the whole world is experiencing the same storm, but groups of us are in very different kinds of boats trying to weather it.

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