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Literature and Philosophy after Kant:
Re-evaluating Early German Romanticism

 In recent years the work of the early German Romantics has drawn
increased attention from American scholars.  The writings of Novalis,
Hölderlin, Schleiermacher, and the Schlegel brothers are attracting
interest not only from students of German literature but across a wide
range of academic disciplines.  To literary scholars the Romantics are
important because of their contribution to the development of contemporary
literary theory.  To philosophers and historians of ideas, they are a
vital link between the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the
idealism of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel.
 “Literature and Philosophy after Kant: Re-evaluating Early German
Romanticism” is intended to advance this already lively discussion and
foster exchange between the disciplines of literature and philosophy.  The
conference will be held Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, 2004, at
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Papers are welcome on all
topics relating to the interpretation of early German Romanticism,
especially its relation to German philosophy from Kant to Hegel, and from
scholars in philosophy and literary studies.  There will be two plenary
sessions for presentations by Prof. Karl Ameriks of the University of
Notre Dame and Prof. Jane Kneller of Colorado State University.  Those
interested in participating should send an abstract of not more than 500
words (for a paper presentation of 30 minutes, plus discussion) to: Ted
Kinnaman, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, George Mason
University 3F1, Fairfax, VA 22030, or by email to [log in to unmask]
Proposals for entire two-hour (three-paper) panels are also encouraged.
Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2004.  More information will be
available soon at the conference website:
www.gmu.edu/departments/RomanticismConference

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Karen Eng
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html