Call for Papers for Session on “German Romanticism and Science”
Long regarded as non- or even anti-scientific, German Romanticism in general, and the early circle in Jena specifically have been re-evaluated in recent years acknowledging the scientific interests and activities of several participants. Novalis and J.W. Ritter are some of the best known but not the only examples of Romantics immersing themselves in the latest scientific experiments to counter mechanistic concepts of Enlightenment science. This “new science” was always closely related to poetry, philosophy and other ways of inquiry into the structures of the world; and it became responsible for such major advances as the discoveries of ultraviolet light and electromagnetism that had major effects on the 19th century.
Please send 300 word abstracts discussing various aspects of science in Romanticism and brief biographical information to Antje Pfannkuchen ([log in to unmask]).
Deadline: September 30, 2013
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association’s tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.
The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the best book you’ll read this year.” The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html