“Human Rights in German-Speaking Lands during the Romantic Period,”  Open
Panel at NASSR, “Romanticism and Rights,” Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 13-16,

Human rights became significant issues among artists and intellectuals in
early nineteenth-century “Germany.” This panel intends to address most
broadly literary, historical and political writing produced during the
Romantic period regarding rights (or the lack thereof) in German-speaking
lands. Please submit (by January 17, 2015, to the conference organizers at
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addressing issues of rights such as:

   - Reception of revolutions in America and France, and human rights.
   - Human rights in Romantic art, letters and thought: from Herder through
   Novalis, the Schlegels & the Grimms to Nietzsche and Wagner.
   - Expressions of human rights in women’s writing of the late-eighteenth
   and early nineteenth century in German-speaking lands.
   - Literary responses to forms of oppression: censorship, exile, and
   imprisonment in Romantic literature.
   - The literary and judicial writings of E. T. A. Hoffmann and human
   - Treatment of other(s): defining “otherness,” treatment of specific
   groups, anti-Semitism, misogyny, etc.
   - Representations of Napoleon / French occupation in the literature of
   the period.
   - Grass-roots responses: the *Burschenschaften*, the *Turnvereine*, and
   Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, in the history and literature of German Romanticism.
   - Heinrich Heine and human rights.

Please send inquiries to Chris Clason at [log in to unmask] . Conference
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Christopher R. Clason
Professor of German
Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
352 O'Dowd Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2063

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