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Call for Papers:  Goethe Symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Dallas Goethe Center

Tentative Date:  April 22-23 2016
The University of Dallas
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving TX 75062-4736

As a part of the yearlong celebrations marking its 50th anniversary the Dallas Goethe Center is soliciting papers for its Goethe symposium in April 2016. Scholarly contributions on aspects of Goethe’s life, work, and impact are welcome. Depending on submissions the symposium will consist of multiple thematically grouped panels to take place over the course of a two-day symposium at the University of Dallas. The Dallas Goethe Center plans to publish the proceedings of the conference along with a short history of the Center and its involvement with German Culture in the North Texas region. Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Goethe’s works: Faust, Werther, Wilhelm Meister, individual poems, dramas, the Italian journey, etc.
  • Goethe and literature: World Literature, the Bildungsroman, the ballade, classicism vs. romanticism, the eternal feminine, Sturm und Drang, edle Einfalt und stille Größe, etc.
  • Goethe’s relationships with contemporaries: Schiller, Bettina von Armin, Charlotte von Stein, Madam de Stael, Napoleon, other poets, artists and intellectuals, etc.
  • Goethe and science: theory of color, geology, mineralogy, botany, optics, etc.
  • Goethe and the Germans
  • Goethe and philosophy, politics, religion
  • Goethe and Women
  • Goethe and Jews
  • Goethe and Texas
  • Goethe reception in other countries
  • Goethe’s impact on other authors: Thomas Mann, Kafka, Nietzsche, Brecht, etc.
  • Goethe and pop-culture
  • Goethe and film
  • Goethe in imperial Germany, during WWI, WW II, BRD, GDR, and post-unification
  • Goethe and music and the visual arts
  • Goethe and the Middle and Far East
  • Goethe and Weimar
  • Goethe and the city (Frankfurt, Weimar, Rome, Strasburg, Venice, Naples, etc.)
  • Goethe’s life and biography: Dichtung und Wahrheit
  • Goethe today
  • Goethe and the Goethe Institute
  • Goethe and the idea of Bildung
Presentations should be between 15-20 minutes each with the possibility of publishing a longer version of each paper.
Please send a 250-400 word abstract outlining the talk/article and a short current CV to: Prof. Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt Associate Professor of German and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Dallas at:  [log in to unmask]
Submission deadline for the abstract is August 15, 2015. Accepted proposals should be completed and submitted in advance of the symposium by January 15th 2016. For questions about the symposium, accommodations in the Dallas Fort Worth area, or about the Dallas Goethe Center please contact Dr. Barbara Berthold executive Director of the center: [log in to unmask]
 
About the Dallas Goethe Center
The Dallas Goethe Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit cultural and educational organization, dedicates its services to promoting and advancing German culture and language in North Texas.
The Dallas Goethe Center is an institution dedicated to fostering German language and culture in North Texas. Founded in 1965, it serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature, and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America.
The Dallas Goethe Center carries out its mission through cultural programs, its German language program and events celebrating German heritage and traditions. Community building and cross-cultural dialogue are integral parts of all our programs.
Dallas Goethe Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 600533
Dallas, TX 75360-0533
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http://www.dallasgoethecenter.org/




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