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TitelACLA Panel: Fair Trade in the Goethezeit
BeschreibungAmerican Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting

New York University in New York City
March 20-23, 2014


Call for Paper Proposals (Deadline: November 15, 2013)

Seminar: Fair Trade in the Goethezeit
Seminar Organizer: Jeffrey Champlin, Bard College

Writing at a time of expansion in exchanges, market values, and market
appropriations in business, Goethe puts great faith in capital to
expose aggression and transpose it into energizing circuits. We think
of the introduction of paper money in Faust II, and Wilhelm Meisters
Lehrjahre, where Wilhelm is instructed about bustling channels of
exchange that are supposed to get him out of his depression by
boosting libidinal economies. Kleist could not share Goethe's optimism
about re-routing the destructive practices of humankind. In Michael
Kohlhaas, for example, he tells of priceless animals, horses for which
no equivalent will be accepted.

We invite papers that look at economy and aneconomy in the years
1749-1832 — indeed competing aneconomies, schemes that pervade the
period but have not been adequately studied. Today, when Wall Street
has been so disappointing, we want to get back to 18th century economy
theories that transform disaster sites. One of our main pursuits will
be to investigate the Schuldgefühl with which Freud, quoting Goethe,
closes Civilization and its Discontents. Schuld means both guilt and
debt, hitting a debt ceiling that falls into historical catastrophe.
Among contemporary theorists, we will consider Ernesto Laclau's themes
of equivalency while trying to measure the defaults that these texts

Please submit 250-word abstracts by November 15, 2013 directly to the
ACLA conference website via the following link:

For more information, please contact the seminar organizer: Jeffrey
Champlin (
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