Call for Papers

Goethe Society of North America Panel

German Studies Association Annual Meeting

San Diego, California, September 29-October 2, 2016

*Goethe at Play:*

*Theories, Narratives, and Practices of Play in the Goethezeit*

Play recurs throughout the literature of the *Goethezeit*, from Kant’s and
Schiller’s aesthetics, to collections and depictions of parlor games, to
Philanthropist and Romantic pedagogies, to novelistic, autobiographical,
and fairytale explorations of children’s play by Goethe himself as well as
by authors such as Moritz, Tieck, and Hoffmann.  The ludic discourse around
1800 helped form the basis for influential theories of play around 1900 and
beyond, including those of Groos, Benjamin, Huizinga, Freud, Piaget,
Vygotsky, Gadamer, and Callois.  Proposals are invited for papers that
investigate any aspect of the theory, narration, and practice of play in
the *Goethezeit*.  Especially welcome are proposals that address the
relevance for contemporary approaches to play.  Please send abstracts (no
more than 500 words) and a brief vita to Edgar Landgraf ([log in to unmask])
and Elliott Schreiber ([log in to unmask]) by February 1, 2016.

Elliott Schreiber
Associate Professor, Department of German Studies
& Advisor to the Class of 2017
Office of the Dean of Studies 845-437-5255
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY  12604

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