Call for Papers
for a Special Session in co-operation with the International Herder-Society (, organized by Dr. Stephan Jaeger
on “Johann Gottfried Herder and the Communication of Knowledge”
at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Societé canadienne d'études du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS / SCEDHS),
in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada), Oct. 17-20, 2007
Knowledge may refer to all areas which are part of Johann Gottfried Herder’s interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary thinking and writing, for example: history, geography, anthropology, theology, philosophy, poetics, etc. Possible questions may include, but are not limited to: How does Herder’s work communicate knowledge? How can specific media or semiotic approaches be applied to his works? How does Herder create hybrid genres for communicating knowledge? How are truth-claims made or staged in his works? What forms of meta-reflections does Herder engage to reflect upon the representation and representability of knowledge?
The overall conference theme is “Media and Communication.” For the general call for papers see .
Contributions can be made in English, German, or French.
Proposals for papers (250 words) must be received by email by March 24, 2007 (<[log in to unmask]>)
Further inquiries and expressions of interest are also welcome in the meantime.
Dr. Stephan Jaeger
Assistant Professor of German
Department of German & Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
326 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
Phone (office): (1) - 204 - 474 9930
Fax: (1) - 204 - 474 7601
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