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TitelGoethe and the Postclassical: Literature, Science, Art and Philosophy 1805-1815

Goethe and the Postclassical: Literature, Science, Art and Philosophy 1805-1815
Conference organized by the Goethe Society of North America

November 6-9, 2008, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

The decade in which Goethe turned 60 was marked by tremendous upheaval at home and abroad as well as extraordinary productivity in Goethe’s own life. In this war-torn period, bracketed by the battles of Austerlitz (1805) and Waterloo (1815), Goethe experienced the plundering of Weimar, met personally with Napoleon, and witnessed a rising wave of patriotic, militaristic fervor among a
younger generation of German poets and intellectuals. This period is also of course defined by the death of Schiller in 1805. From the decline of the Classical project in the wake of Schiller’s death to the nascent development of the Divan in 1814-15, Goethe engaged in far-ranging cultural and intellectual exploration and experimentation. Possible areas that papers and panels could
address include

-- Faust I To mark the 200th anniversary of its publication, we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts on any aspect of Faust I.
-- Goethe's Literary Projects Large and Small (e.g. Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Dichtung und Wahrheit, Wilhelm Meisters Wanderrjahre, West-östlicher Divan, assorted essays and poems)
-- Goethe and the Visual Arts (e.g. relationships to P. O. Runge, C.D. Friedrich, S. Boisserée)
-- Goethe and Science (e.g. Die Farbenlehre, Botanical Studies, Galvanism, Geology, Mineralogy, Astronomy, Mittwochsgesellschaft)
-- Goethe and Philosophy (e.g. Schelling, Hegel, Spinoza, Kant)
-- Nationalism and World Literature (e.g. Goethe’s Orientalism, his study of Medieval German literature, Germanic and Norse legend, Volksdichtung)
-- Goethe and the Weimar Theater (e.g. Goethe’s staging of Kleist, Calderon, Shakespeare)
-- Goethe and Music (e.g. Beethoven, Zelter, Eberwein, Goethe’s cantatas)
-- Women in Goethe’s Life and Work (Christiane Vulpius von Goethe, Bettina von Arnim, Marianne von Willemer, Johanna and Adele Schopenhauer)
-- Goethe and Politics (e.g., Napoleon, Wars of Liberation, Metternich and the Vienna Congress)

Please e-mail 1-page abstracts on these or other pertinent topics by March 31st to Simon Richter, Clark Muenzer, and Karin Schutjer at the following addresses:,,

Conference papers should not exceed 20 minutes. All participants should be current members of the Goethe Society of North America by the time of the conference. For information about the Goethe Society, the Goethe Yearbook, and its other activities, please visit:

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PersonName: Richter, Simon 
Funktion: Ansprechpartner 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1770 - 1830
Klassifikation13.00.00 Goethezeit
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