Panel seeks to explore commonalities and (dis-) continuities construction
of Europe in literary and philosophical texts around 1800 (mainly, but not
exclusively) by writers affiliated with Romanticism and textual constructions
of Europe in German-language writing today. Questions that may be asked
include, but are not limited to: Do writers at both junctures use similar
“anchors” (e.g. religion, symbolic language, particular metaphors)? How
do they engage the non-European world? Is “Europe” merely an idea or fiction?
How does Europe relate to the nation/the transnational? Will consider comparisons
made in one paper and/or attempt to establish comparison through the sequence
of papers in the panel.
Please contact me asap if you are interested, and send formal proposals
no later than February 5. If I cannot accept your proposal for the session,
I'll let you know early, with sufficient time to submit as individual paper.
Department of German
Brunswick, ME 04011
207 798 7079