Call for Papers

Metamorphoses: Goethe and Change

The Atkins Goethe Conference
3-6 November 2011, Chicago

The Goethezeit was a time of momentous innovations, radical paradigm  
shifts, and revolutionary changes. Throughout his life, Goethe adopted  
many different attitudes toward change. He experienced it actively and  
passively, contributed to it, but at times he also sought to stem the  
tide and remain at a distance from contemporary events.

This conference explores how Goethe’s works respond to contemporary  
changes and to change in general. Papers might address changes in the  
economic, political, military, social, literary, aesthetic,  
philosophical, and scientific arenas. They might also ask how our  
present experience of change impacts our understanding of change  
around 1800.

Organized by the Goethe Society of North America, the conference will  
feature two full days of panels and keynote lectures by Dieter  
Borchmeyer and David Wellbery. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Stuart  
Atkins for his generous support of this conference in honor of the  
memory of his parents, Lillian and Stuart P. Atkins. We are also  
grateful to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC for its  
support of this conference.

Proposals are due 7 March 2011. The organizers encourage interested  
participants to submit individual papers or papers grouped together by  
theme into a panel consisting of three papers. If submitting a paper  
for a panel, please include the proposed title of the panel and the  
names of the other participants in your submission. Please note that  
each paper must be uploaded separately. You will hear by 4 April  
whether your proposal has been accepted.

To submit a conference proposal, please click on the link and follow  
the instructions:
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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