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*Geist* as a “Keyword” during the Age of Goethe (sponsored by the Goethe
Society of North America)


Inspired by the “keywords project” at the University of Pittsburgh and
Cambridge University, which continues the work of Raymond Williams, this
session will explore the varying uses of the word *Geist *and its cognates
during the Age of Goethe. As a  “prominent word,” not only in the
widespread discussions of the day about the occult, but also in literature,
philosophy, and science, *Geist *produced a language (*Geistersprache*)
that was “capable of bearing interlocking, yet sometimes contradictory and
commonly contested [. . .] meanings.” Please submit proposals (250-300
words) for papers that begin to outline in broad strokes the full range of
lexical complexity that this keyword involved for writers as diverse as
Swedenborg, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Wieland, Schiller, Goethe,
Novalis, Kleist, etc. The session will serve as one of the two panels for
ASECS that are sponsored by the GSNA (Goethe Society of N. America). The
conference will be in Pittsburgh March 31–April 3, 2016.


Submit proposals to: [log in to unmask]
Deadline: September 10, 2015

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