QUERY: Immigrant emotions: happy vs glücklich

Dear Colleagues,

A friend sent me the following quotation from Jacques Lacan’s Ethics of Psychoanalysis:

“I hardly need to remind you of the story of the individual who emigrated from Germany to America and who was asked, ‘Are you happy?’ ‘Oh, yes, I am very happy,’ he answered, ‘I am really very, very happy, aber nicht glücklich!’”

I wasn't familiar with the story. Has anyone actually come across happy but unglücklich Germans abroad? I’m interested in immigrant emotions generally, so similar references would also interest me.


CFP (Mss): New series - Palgrave series in Asian German Studies

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We would like to make an announcement about a new book series, which began in 2016.  It is called "Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies." Here is its website: https://www.palgrave.com/us/series/14664.

Here is a brief description of the series:

Fellowship: German Historical Institute Fellowships at the Horner Library

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Together with the German Society of Pennsylvania, the German Historical Institute will sponsor two to four fellowships of up to four weeks for research at the Joseph Horner Memorial Library in Philadelphia between June 1 and July 15, 2017

Fellowship (Doctoral): Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies (Heidelberg)

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The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2017/18.


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