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Burkhard Henke

Call for Papers
Special GSNA Sessions at the MLA
6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles

Session I
Organized by Ellis Dye, Macalester College

Self and Self-consciousness [Selbstbewußtsein] in Goethe and Romanticism

“Self-consciousness [Selbstbewußtsein] is not only a theme but the theme of modern philosophy” (Manfred Frank, in Selbstbewußtseinstheorien von Fichte bis Sartre). Participants in this panel may address what it means to be a self, whether and how first-person self-awareness is different from well informed second- or third-person awareness of another self, and which conceptual structures are employed by Goethe and his heirs to explore, explain, and communicate self-consciousness. Topics might include attempts by Romantic writers either to express loneliness and frustration with imprisonment in the self or to provide an escape from self-imprisonment through poetry or philosophy.

Deadline for 1-page abstracts: March 10, 2010
Contact: Professor R. Ellis Dye, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN 55105, [log in to unmask]

Session II, co-sponsored by the Lessing, Goethe, and Heine Societies
Organized by Elliott Schreiber, Vassar College

The Portable Stage: Lessing, Goethe, and Heine

This panel will examine national and transnational models in German-language theater as popular and portable culture from perspectives of both production and consumption of theater and theatrical performance; also theatrical models as stages of linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical construction. Papers welcome on all aspects of dramaturgical theory, practice, and performance.

Deadline for 1-page abstracts: March 5, 2010
Contact: Elliott Schreiber, Vassar College, [log in to unmask]


Burkhard Henke
Professor of German
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-6956

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