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Last modified: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Breithaupt appointed Remak Distinguished Scholar by IU's Institute for Advanced Study

Indiana University's Institute for Advanced Study has appointed Fritz Breithaupt, professor of Germanic Studies at IU Bloomington, as Henry H.H. Remak Distinguished Scholar for 2009-10.

Fritz Breithaupt

Fritz Breithaupt

On Oct. 2, 2009, Breithaupt will deliver a lecture on "Cultures of Empathy" at 3 p.m. in the Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union. His presentation is part of the 2009-10 Seminar on Empathy sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and the Poynter Center.

The Remark Distinguished Scholar award was created in 1994 to honor Remak, who served Indiana University with distinction for more than 65 years as a scholar, teacher and administrator. He directed the Institute for Advanced Study from 1988 to 1994 and from 1997 to 1998.

Henry Remak

Henry Remak

The award recognizes the enthusiasm Professor Remak had for scholarship in all fields and the mission of the Institute to promote innovative ways of thinking.

Breithaupt is an expert in German and West European literature, philosophy and culture since the 18th century. He earned his Ph.D. in German literature from Johns Hopkins University and is the author Der-Ich-Effekt des Geldes (The Ego-Effect of Money, 2008) and co-editor with Claudia Breger of Empathy and Narration (2008). His book Kulturen der Empathie (Cultures of Empathy) was issued in 2009.

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