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>Subject: CFP: Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to Marcuse
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>CONFERENCE
>Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to Marcuse
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>Thursday, 10 - Friday, 11 September 2009
>Venue: Stewart House/Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
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>Co-Ordinators: Professor Steve Giles, Dr Jerome Carroll and Dr Maike 
>Oergel (University of Nottingham)
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>Call for Papers
>From Schiller to Marcuse the aesthetic dimension has been conceived 
>among other things as a kind of moral forum, a critical mirror for 
>society, an outlet for otherwise impermissible drives, and as a 
>dimension in which a more affirmative mode of existence is possible. 
>It has been seen as characteristic of modernity's orientation around 
>the individual and as a means of counteracting the rationalisations 
>of modern life. This two day-conference will investigate the many 
>and conflicting relationships between aesthetics and modernity.
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>In particular, the 250th anniversary of Schiller's birth in 1759 
>seems a timely point to reflect on the German tradition of 
>socio-cultural and aesthetic theory and artistic practice from the 
>late Enlightenment to the Frankfurt School and beyond, in which 
>Schiller played such a seminal role. Papers are therefore invited on 
>any and all aspects of the relationship between aesthetics and 
>modernity from the 1790s to the 1970s, and in particular, 
>contributions that develop an interdisciplinary perspective - 
>embracing German studies, philosophy, social and cultural theory, 
>aesthetics, literature, music, art....
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>Papers should last no more than 30 minutes; the conference languages 
>will be English and German. Please send proposals (including an 
>abstract of 200 words max.) by 31 August 2008 to:
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><mailto:[log in to unmask]>Dr Jerome Carroll
>and
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>Dr Maike Orgel
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>An edited collection of papers from the symposium will be published.
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>INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES
>University of London School of Advanced Study
>Room ST272, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
>Telephone: +44 (0)20-7862 8966  Fax: +44 (0)20-7862 8672
>Email: jane.lewin @sas.ac.uk  Website: 
><http://igrs.sas.ac.uk>http://igrs.sas.ac.uk

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