The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
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“Human Rights in German-Speaking Lands during the Romantic Period,” Open Panel at NASSR, “Romanticism and Rights,”
Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 13-16, 2015.
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 [log in to unmask] ) a
brief c. v. and an abstract of 300 words, addressing issues of rights such as:
- Reception of revolutions in America and France, and
- Human rights in Romantic art, letters and thought: from
Herder through Novalis, the Schlegels & the Grimms to Nietzsche and
- 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 rights.
- 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 Website at
Christopher R. Clason
Professor of German
Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
352 O'Dowd Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486[log in to unmask]