Marcel Proust’s Jewish Comedy
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows and invited guests only.
Michael P. Steinberg is the Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor of History and Professor of Music and German Studies. He served as president of the American Academy in Berlin from 2016 to 2018, as founding director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities from 2005 to 2015, and was a member of the Cornell University Department of History between 1988 and 2005. His main research interests include the cultural history of modern Germany and Austria with particular attention to German Jewish intellectual history and the cultural history of music. He has written and lectured widely on these topics for the New York Times and at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Bard Music Festival, and the Salzburg Festival. Books include most recently The Afterlife of Moses: Exile, Democracy, Renewal (Stanford, 2022); The Trouble with Wagner (Chicago 2018) and the edited volume Makers of Jewish Modernity (Princeton 2016, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for non-fiction).