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“Kleist 1777-1811-2011: Artistic and Political Legacies”-01/15-GSA
9/22-25/2011

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a session to be held at the annual conference of the
German Studies Association, Louisville, 22-25 September 2011

Heinrich von Kleist’s Artistic and Political Legacies.

What are the artistic, political, and legal legacies of Heinrich von
Kleist, his works and his life, on the eve of the 200th anniversary of
his death? Which artists, political movements, and other non-academic
interests have adapted or alluded to Kleist's works or Kleist himself,
modeled works after those of Kleist, embarked from Kleistian tropes,
figures, politics, philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, stylistic or
authorial gestures in literature, film, essay-writing, political and
legal discourse, or other media?
At GSA 2007 two panels focused on Kleist reception in political
movements and in recent German prose works. In 2008 and 2010, two
panels each year expanded the discussion to include all non-academic
adaptations of and responses to Kleist and his works. In 2011, papers
on all areas of Kleist reception outside the field of literary
scholarship are sought, in particular, but not exclusively, papers
that address the presence of Kleist and/or his works on the INTERNET,
and in POETRY and FILM, and within film, especially papers that
address Kleist's presence beyond the more obvious (i.e. Rohmer’s
“Marquise von O.”).


Please send one page abstracts by 5 February 2011 to Jeffrey L. High
at [log in to unmask]

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