Call for Papers
2015 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting
Sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America
Creation and Procreation in Eighteenth Century German Literature
Los Angeles, March 19-22, 2015
The concepts of creation and procreation formulated in the eighteenth century by naturalists and philosophers, reflect both the sexual and the aesthetic realm. While women’s reproductive abilities were used to limit their access to the public sphere, male contributions to the literary scene were described as “procreative.” Both male and female-authored representations of the body, maternity, paternity and the artistic process are influenced by theories of nature and generation and have the potential to both challenge and uphold ideas of gender and sexuality. Papers exploring any aspect of creation and procreation are welcome. Please send 250-word proposals to Lauren Nossett at [log in to unmask] by May 1st.