>From: "Dr. Angus Nicholls" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Goethe and Theory; deadline 31 Jan. 2007
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>Goethe and Twentieth Century Literary and Critical Theory
>German Studies Association
>Thirty-First Annual Conference
>October 4 -7, 2007
>San Diego, California
>This panel requests papers on the reception of Goethe in literary and
>critical theory of the twentieth century. Papers should not focus
>exclusively on theoretically informed readings of Goethe's works, but rather
>on how Goethe and his works raise specific problems of relevance for
>twentieth century theory. Suggested general topics for this session could
>1) Problems relating to periodisation, aesthetic categorisation and national
>boundaries: e.g., does Goethe belong to the Romantic movement, to Weimar
>Classicism, or to both? Is he a 'world' author, a European author, or a
> 2) Issues relating to the canon: what is 'canonical' about Goethe works,
>and how might this 'canonical' status be theorised and/or questioned?
> 3) The relationship between author and text: can we speak of a 'Death of
>the Author' in Goethe studies? Does the name 'Goethe' now refer to an
>historical individual, or to a complex of cultural institutions, ideologies
> 4) The legacy of Goethe's thought for twentieth century critical theory /
>philosophy: for example, in the works of Benjamin, Adorno, Blumenberg,
>Cassirer, Dilthey, Lukács, Bloch, Gadamer, Simmel, etc.
>Suggestions for papers (200 word abstracts) should be sent to:
>Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary, University of London, [log in to unmask]
>Papers can be delivered in either English or German.
>Submission deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2007.
>Dr. Angus Nicholls,
>Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations,
>Department of German,
>University of London.
>Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.
>Phone: +44 (0) 207 882 2683
>Mobile: 0785 174 3004
>Fax: +44 (0) 208 980 5400
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