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TitelVices and Virtues - 20th Annual German Graduate Conference at University of Virginia
BeschreibungVices and Virtues

20th Annual German Graduate Conference at University of Virginia, Feb 22-23, 2013

Keynote: “The Peraldus Project: Edition, Translation, and Transmission of the Summa de
vitiis” (Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University)

Friday, February 22nd, 2013, Monroe 130, 5pm. "The Peraldus Project: Edition, Translation, and Transmission of the Summa de vitiis"
RICHARD NEWHAUSER received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, where he studied English. He has taught at Cambridge University, the Universität Tübingen, Trinity University, San Antonio, and is currently Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Arizona State University, Tempe. His research focuses on English literature and the moral tradition in the Middle Ages.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room, 9am-4pm.
Graduate Students from the University of Virginia and elsewhere will present their papers, in which they explore different approaches towards vices and virtues in discourse and culture.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)—Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures—
Center for German Studies (UVA)—Graduate Student Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences—
Department of Classics—Department of English—Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese


“Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut.”
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral
categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What
affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions? Which authority decides who is a sinner
and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today
is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary
and “Sympathy for the Devil.”

As a consequence of the changing social formations which establish the concepts of virtue and vice, we
still struggle with daemonic and irrational forces within us. The advent of improved and varied means to
study human behavior has yet to satiate our interest in the definition of and explanation for virtues and
vices. Man is perpetually affected by this duality – whether through the internalization of cardinal,
chivalric, or bourgeois virtues and the exorcising of past vices, or through the vehement rejection of
anything with an obvious moral tinge. For the imposition of virtues and vices also threatens our belief in
the sovereignty and rationality of the subject.
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortCharlottesville, VA, USA
PersonName: Waegner, Beatrice 
Name: Taggart, Charles 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Virginia, German Department 
Strasse/Postfach: Halsey Annex,P.O. Box 400125 
Postleitzahl: 22904 
Stadt: Charlottesville, VA 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1150 - 1300; Literatur 1300 - 1500; Literatur 1500 - 1580; Literatur 1580 - 1700; Literatur 1700 - 1770; Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.03.00 Germanistik; 01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.07.00 Germanistik im Ausland; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.06.00 Literaturtheorie; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte; 06.00.00 Mittelalter; 06.00.00 Mittelalter > 06.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 06.00.00 Mittelalter > 06.08.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen; 08.00.00 Hochmittelalter; 08.00.00 Hochmittelalter > 08.01.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 08.00.00 Hochmittelalter > 08.05.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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