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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
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Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
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Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access  
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

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  • Building Bridges: Goethe’s Fairy-Tale Aesthetics
    • Abstract: In my first course with Stuart Atkins, German Romanticism it was, the first text on the syllabus was Goethe’s “Das Märchen” (The Fairy Tale) and the last was his Novelle (Novella). This essay begins to address what I learned from those choices. It also addresses another experience I had with an equally eminent scholar who shall, however, remain nameless here. That person asked me what my favorite Goethe text was, apart from Faust. Floored, I finally said, “the Märchen.” “Wrong!” came the answer, “Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities).” What was I thinking? I was identifying what seemed to me the most paradigmatic, the most Goethean, of Goethe’s works, while my interlocutor was identifying the work that ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe as Mystagogue
    • Abstract: Goethe’s love of mysteries is no secret. Many of these arcana have already been explored in depth: we have multiple fine studies on alchemy, Hermeticism, Freemasonry, and phrenology and even an outstanding book by our late colleague Gloria Flaherty on shamanism.1 Thus, it is surprising how little of the great mountain of Goethe scholarship is devoted to the ultimate Geheimnis (mystery), especially since it is precisely the place where Goethe’s two highest ideals, “das Ewig-Weibliche” (the Eternal Feminine) and the Spinozist concept of “Gott-Natur” (God-Nature), intersect.2 That point is the ancient mystery religions.3 I cannot begin to do justice to such a vast and complex topic but will attempt here to make at ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Observing Neutrality, circa 1800
    • Abstract: Heiß mich nicht reden, heiß mich schweigenFor his seminar held at the Collège de France during the spring semester of 1978, Roland Barthes offered his students a series of fragments collected under the title “The Figures of the Neutral.”1 What he wanted to provide was a dictionary, “not of definitions but of twinklings (scintillations)” (Barthes 10). It was to be a loose collection, reflecting the fact that the neutral appears in a number of widely differing contexts and also embodies a particular kind of resistance with regard to choice or “paradigmatic structures”—a resistance that could, he writes, also be understood as “the refusal to dogmatize” (Barthes 10). The twenty-three seminar sessions were devoted to ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe, Faust, and Motherless Creations
    • Abstract: This essay reads the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe alongside the material culture of motherless creations—the automata and androids that his contemporaries imagined and created. Automata and androids are motherless in the sense that men create them, and they represent an attempt to usurp women’s primary role in reproduction. Examining Goethe’s relationship to the artificial life-forms of his period sheds light not only on the role parentage plays in Faust, a text replete with references to reproduction, but also on the author’s relationship to discursive debates around what contemporaries called Erzeugung, “generation.” This contextualization of Goethe and Faust in the field of artificial life also ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Impossible Ideals: Reconciling Virginity and Maternity in Goethe’s
           Werther
    • Abstract: In the september 10, 1771, letter of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774), Lotte recalls the death of her mother and the heavy responsibility she is assigned in her absence:Sey ihre Mutter! Ich gab ihr die Hand drauf! Du versprichst viel, meine Tochter, sagte sie, das Herz einer Mutter und das Aug’ einer Mutter. Ich habe oft an deinen dankbaren Thränen gesehen, daß du fühlst, was das sey. Habe es für deine Geschwister, und für deinen Vater: die Treue und den Gehorsam einer Frau. Du wirst ihn trösten.1[“Be a mother to them.”—I gave her my hand.—“Dear daughter,” she said, “what you are promising is a great deal. It is the heart of a mother and the eye of a ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kant, Calculus, Consciousness, and the Mathematical Infinite in Us
    • Abstract: Der Begriff des Unendlichkleinen, darauf die Mathematik so öfters hinauskommt, wird mit einer angemaßten Dreistigkeit so geradezu als erdichtet verworfen, anstatt daß man eher vermuten sollte, daß man noch nicht genug davon verstände, um ein Urteil darüber zu fällen. Die Natur selbst scheint gleichwohl nicht undeutliche Beweistümer an die Hand zu geben, daß dieser Begriff sehr wahr sei. Denn wenn es Kräfte gibt, welche eine Zeit hindurch kontinuierlich wirken, um Bewegungen hervorzubringen, wie allem Ansehen nach die Schwere ist, so muß die Kraft, die sie im Anfangsaugenblicke oder in Ruhe ausübt, gegen die, welche sie in einer Zeit mitteilt, unendlich klein sein. Es ist schwer, ich gestehe es, in die Natur dieser ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Classical Aesthetics of Schlegel’s Lucinde
    • Abstract: Despite his reputation as a classical scholar, Friedrich Schlegel’s novel, Lucinde (1799), has been interpreted from the time of its publication as advocating and displaying an anticlassical aesthetic. While some of its detractors focused on the scandal of the novel’s autobiographical connections and its flouting of bourgeois sexual morality,1 Friedrich Schiller’s reaction, expressed in a letter to Goethe, is typical in basing its condemnation of Lucinde on the novel’s failure to adhere to certain aesthetic principles that were frequently associated with classical antiquity during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries:2Nach den Rodomontaden von Griechheit, und nach der Zeit, die Schlegel auf das Studium derselben ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Acquaintance with Color: Prolegomena to a Study of Goethe’s Zur
           Farbenlehre
    • Abstract: Auch in Wissenschaften kann man eigentlich nichts wissen, es will immer getan sein.[In the sciences, too, there is actually nothing to know. It must always be done.]What type of object is the text Goethe entitled Zur Farbenlehre?1 Superficial appearances notwithstanding, the question does not already contain its own answer: it is uninformative simply to respond that Zur Farbenlehre is a text. Nor can an answer merely consist in an explanation of what the text is about. For in order to make authoritative statements about the text’s purport, presuppositions have to be in place concerning its form. To give an example, the text calls itself at numerous junctures scientific, and how we understand this sort of discursive ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Hamiltonian-Hendelian” Mimoplastics and Tableau of the Underworld:
           The Visual Aesthetics of Goethe’s 1815 Proserpina Production
    • Abstract: Proserpina, Goethe’s soliloquy dramatizing the plight of Jupiter and Ceres’s daughter after her violent abduction to Pluto’s Underworld, first appeared as an insert into the satire Triumph der Empfindsamkeit (Triumph of Sentimentality), which premiered in the Weimar Courtly Amateur Theater on January 30, 1778.1 Soon after, the monologue was published and then, on June 10, 1779, performed as a separate melodrama over a musical score by Sigmund von Seckendorff, with soloist-actress Corona Schröter in the title role.2 With its single female protagonist, its passionate display of intense suffering, and its rhetorically charged declamation, the theatrical-musical hybrid was a typical representative of the age of ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • J. W. Goethe and C. G. Carus: On the Representation of Nature in Science
           and Art
    • Abstract: Carl Gustav Carus (1789–1869), scientist (doctor of medicine and surgeon) and painter, corresponded with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) for some ten years, in particular between 1818 and 1828, when they exchanged not only letters and essays but also paintings and curious objects, including optical devices and drawings with commentaries about roots, bones, fossils, and other natural phenomena.1 In the following, I argue that there was an understanding and deep connection between them, which persisted until Goethe’s death in 1832. In this, my reading differs from that of Stefan Grosche. While his research on the Goethe-Carus connection is pathbreaking, Grosche mistakenly argues that there was a break in their ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Brentano’s Remains: Visual and Verbal Bricolage in Gockel, Hinkel
           und Gackeleia (1838)
    • Abstract: The German Romantic poet Clemens Brentano published two versions of the fairy tale Gockel, Hinkel, Gackeleia, in 1811 and 1838, the latter, greatly expanded work, with an extravagantly lengthy programmatic preface outlining an aesthetic of what I shall call here “remaindering”—an assemblage of human, doll, and animal forms inspired by “Gerümpel,”1 his grandmother’s moldering collection of clothing scraps, jewelry, dried flowers, Christmas decorations, and cut-out pictures. Addressing his “Großmütterchen” (who is in reality the middle-aged Marianne von Willemer2), the author describes his collage method for framing his tale within what is itself also a paratextual frame, the “Herzliche Zueignung.” He is using scraps ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Book of Living Paintings: Tableaux Vivants in Goethe’s Die
           Wahlverwandtschaften (1809)
    • Abstract: During his 1787 visit to Caserta, a town near Naples, Goethe recounts a private performance of a new art form by the lively young Lady Emma Hamilton. He describes how with the help of just a few scarves and with her hair undone, she manages to transition swiftly between innumerable postures, gestures, and expressions, offering up a surprising spectacle, while the wealthy British ambassador and connoisseur Lord Hamilton holds out a light to illuminate her actions.1 Here Goethe describes his first (albeit fictional2) encounter with Attitüden, a mimetic-plastic art in which a solo performer—usually a woman—imitates antique statues or general human affectations in rapid alternation.3 Goethe’s introduction to these ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Faust: A Tragedy; Parts One and Two, Fully Revised by Johann Wolfgang von
           Goethe (review)
    • Abstract: The new, fully revised translation of Faust by Martin Greenberg offers both parts of Goethe’s drama in a single volume, which represents a bold publishing decision on the part of Yale University Press. Many translations of Faust, surely one of the most readily available works of German literature in English, have not bothered with the second part at all or have presented each part separately: Greenberg’s original edition also appeared as separate-volume translations of Part I (1992) and Part II (1998), at price points of $19.00 and $19.50 respectively. The new, single-volume format thus provides an instructor of undergraduate literature courses the opportunity to place the whole of Faust into the hands of her ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lotte meine Lotte: Die Briefe von Goethe an Charlotte von Stein,
           1776–1786 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and: Der Briefschreiber Goethe
           by Albrecht Schöne (review)
    • Abstract: Lotte meine Lotte and Der Briefschreiber Goethe are beautifully produced. The first, two volumes of Goethe’s letters to Charlotte von Stein, is a bibliophile edition by Die Andere Bibliothek (I am in possession of nos. 2,229 and 2,605 of 4,400 copies) complete with silhouetted slipcovers as well as deep-pink endpapers and rose and pale-cyan half-title pages and binding. Likewise, the production values of the study by Albrecht Schöne leave nothing to be desired: the text is set in the old orthography and includes endpapers (front and back) reproducing a two-page letter from Goethe to Herder and twenty enlightening illustrations. Both books are a joy to handle and to read. Published within six months of one another ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe: Kunstwerk des Lebens, Biographie by Rüdiger Safranski
           (review)
    • Abstract: In 1863 Henry Lewes asserted in the preface to the second edition of The Life of Goethe that “there is little probability of any subsequent publication bringing to light fresh material of importance.” By now, of course, Goethe’s writings have been so thoroughly mined that a biographer is truly in a position to evaluate the person and the work in a way that was not available to Goethe’s earliest biographers or even those of the first half of the twentieth century. As Rüdiger Safranski notes in the preface to Goethe: Kunstwerk des Lebens, no modern writer has had so much written about him. Although the bibliography includes secondary sources, Safranski dispenses with scholarly footnotes and paraphernalia. His account ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethes Erotica und die Weimarer “Zensoren.” by W. Daniel
           Wilson (review)
    • Abstract: Der Autor ist bekannt durch seine zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen zur deutschen Rezeption Goethes, darunter zuletzt eine Monographie mit dem Titel Goethe Männer Knaben: Ansichten zur Homosexualität von 2012. Im vorliegenden Titel geht es um die Geschichte der Zensur der erotischen Dichtungen durch die Herausgeber, die Familie und Fürsten in Weimar. Daraus entsteht, wie der Autor herausstellt, “ein philologischer ‘Krimi’,” der nicht nur für Literaturwissenschaftler relevant ist, sondern auch für interessierte Leser. Das Ergebnis, wie Wilson im Vorwort ankündigt, ist ein “überraschend moderner Goethe—ein anderer als der, der in der Schule gelesen wird” (7). Am Ende steht die Frage, ob Goethe ein Libertin war oder ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe, der Merkantilismus und die Inflation: Zum ökonomischen Wissen und
           Handeln Goethes und seiner Figuren by Heike Knortz and Beate Laudenberg
           (review)
    • Abstract: Nothing renews interest in Goethe and the economy quite like a global financial crisis, as Heike Knortz and Beate Laudenberg demonstrate in their introduction to Goethe, der Merkantilismus und die Inflation. The collaboration between Knortz, an economic historian, and Laudenberg, a Germanist, adds to the growing body of post-2007 Goethe scholarship revisiting the topic of Goethe and economic matters in light of recent meltdowns and crises. Their contribution offers a unique and refreshing approach to a topic that has occupied scholars in both literary and economic circles since Goethe’s time. By approaching Goethe and his works through the lens of recent Goethe scholarship, on the one hand, and the history of ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Wanderers Verstummen, Goethes Schweigen, Fausts Tragödie; oder, Die
           große Transformation der Welt by Michael Jaeger (review)
    • Abstract: Michael Jaeger’s magisterial new book closes his trilogy begun in the equally expansive Fausts Kolonie and continued in Global Player Faust. In the first two books, Jaeger argued that Goethe intended Faust as an annihilating critique of political, economic, and scientific modernity, focusing most intently on acts 1, 4, and 5—especially the earthly scenes—of Faust II and marshaling Goethe’s autobiographical writings as support. Here he turns his attention to a complementary argument: during and following his Italian journey, Goethe reconceives the character of Faust, originally a brother of Werther and Prometheus from his Sturm und Drang period, as the negative of his own experience of beauty. Jaeger provides a ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mit einer Art von Wut: Goethe in der Revolution by Gustav Seibt (review)
    • Abstract: Seibt, Historiker und Feuilletonist überregionaler deutscher Zeitungen, als Goethe-Kenner bereits ausgewiesen durch seine Studie zu Goethes Begegnung mit Napoleon, konzentriert sich hier auf Goethes konkrete Erfahrungen in den beiden Jahren, in denen er mit Herzog Carl August in den Krieg gegen die Folgen und Ausbreitung der Französischen Revolution ziehen musste, nach Frankreich 1792 und im folgenden Jahr zur Belagerung der Stadt Mainz, in der französische Besatzer eine—kurzlebige—Republik gegründet hatten. Insbesondere in den letzten Tagen der Republik, vom 20. bis 28. Juli 1793 erlebt Goethe die exportierte Revolution und ihre Folgen als abschreckende, zerstörerische, lebensbedrohliche Verkettung von Gewalt und ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe’s Allegories of Identity by Jane K. Brown (review)
    • Abstract: Toward the conclusion of Jane Brown’s previous book, The Persistence of Allegory: Drama and Neoclassicism from Shakespeare to Wagner (2007), she states that Goethe was “the last great allegorical dramatist of the European tradition. His synthesis of allegory and mimes, opera and Greek tragedy, did not survive his own death” (221). But the end of allegorical drama did not spell the end of allegory itself. In her new book, Goethe’s Allegories of Identity, Brown mounts a powerful argument that it is precisely Goethe’s use of allegory, especially in narrative and in Faust, that undergirds what we take for granted as the terrain of modern subjectivity, the rhetorical landscape, so to speak, of our inner selves. In other ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Die Weimarer Klassikerstätten: Vom Kriegsende bis zur Gründung der
           Nationalen Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der klassischen deutschen
           Literatur in Weimar; Ereignisse und Gestalten: Eine Chronik, 1945–1949
           ed. by Wilfried Lehrke (review)
    • Abstract: Hardly ever has there been such a spectacularly schizophrenic book, good and bad in equal measure. The title is not only convoluted but wrong. The NFG was founded in 1953, so it makes no appearance in the book. Only when one notices, on the back of the title page, that this is the first volume of two does it dawn that there will be a second volume covering 1950–53: the book contains no introduction or explanatory notes. Tiny font, typos, and many stray hard hyphens do not help either. The indices are a disaster: for example, in the “Sachregister,” under the letter G, almost none of the twenty-six entries are in the correct alphabetical order (it begins with “Goethehaus” and ends with “Gesellschaft zum Studium der ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment by T. J. Reed
           (review)
    • Abstract: This lucid study aims to shed light on a German Enlightenment ostensibly shrouded in obscurity. Yet the Enlightenment in question is in fact mainstream German Enlightenment thought: Kant, Lessing, Goethe, and Schiller, with briefer discussions of figures like Herder, Wieland, Georg Forster, Karl Philipp Moritz, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, and Alexander von Humboldt. In Reed’s understanding, this vibrant and vital corpus of German Enlightenment thought remains unknown to “educated nonspecialists” and “historically literate” people for many reasons (2). The first is a “moral darkness” that retroactively pervades Germany’s history: “the atrocities of the twentieth century cast a long shadow over its whole political ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in
           Germany, 1770–1815 by Matt Erlin (review)
    • Abstract: For anyone who has wondered why German literature is not much fun, this book yields suggestive hints, even though that is not the author’s declared aim. The primary concern is with the “question of whether artistic pursuits have any demonstrable value for society at all” (1). The main title’s witty contradiction underscores the debate about whether literature was a productive contribution to society or whether it was a frivolity contributing to wasteful consumption of luxury goods. The subtitle of this well-written book clearly announces the topic: “Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815.” The term “Germany” follows popular convention; the dates bracket the turn of the century and ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literarische Schriften I, Band 1.1, “Sebaldus Nothanker.” by Friedrich
           Nicolai, and: Literarische Schriften I, Band 1.2, “Freuden des jungen
           Werthers”; “Eyn feyner kleiner Almanach”; “Anhang zu Friedrich
           Schillers Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1797.” ed. by Hans-Gert Roloff
           (review)
    • Abstract: It is gratifying to note the publication of two new volumes in the critical edition of the writings of Friedrich Nicolai. These books are especially useful for eighteenth-century specialists since they contain some of Nicolai’s most significant writings: Eyn feyner kleiner Almanach (1777), a parody of Johann Friedrich Bürger’s praise of the folk song and ballad; Anhang zu Friedrich Schillers Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1797; Die Freuden des jungen Werthers (1775), a well-known, if little read, satire; and Sebaldus Nothanker (1775–77), in its time, a successful and influential novel. This review will concentrate on the massive novel and will only touch on the other works.Das Leben und die Meinungen des Herrn ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Krieg und Frieden im 18. Jahrhundert: Kulturgeschichtliche Studien ed. by
           Stefanie Stockhorst (review)
    • Abstract: This volume collects the proceedings of the 2012 conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, which took place in Potsdam during the festivities celebrating the tricentennial of the birth of Friedrich II. Hence, it is not at all surprising that among the essays presented here are several noteworthy attempts to fill in the gaps in the research concerning the enlightened despot of Sanssouci. The essays that accompany these expositions of the philosopher-king’s battles on the page and the world stage are in some ways like the era they analyze. There are long lulls punctuated by bursts of scholarly erudition, seemingly tangential forays that come to naught, and an overall editorial ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kostümierung der Geschlechter: Schauspielkunst als Erfindung der
           Aufklärung by Beate Hochholdinger-Reiterer (review)
    • Abstract: Lessing famously lamented in the 101st Stück of his Hamburgische Dramaturgie, “Wir haben Schauspieler, aber keine Schauspielkunst.” Hochholdinger-Reiterer’s extensive inquiry probes the points of intersection among the discursive invention of acting as art, the “Neuordnung der Geschlechter” (45), and the matrix of social shifts that accompanied these eighteenth-century developments. In conversation with recent works on gender, Anthropologie, and Natürlichkeit by Alexander Kosenina, Erika Fischer-Lichte, and others, the present monograph pursues gender “Codierungen und deren Verkörperungen” (29) not only in the eighteenth century but also well into the twentieth. The methodological choice to analyze gender ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Empire of Chance: The Napoleonic Wars and the Disorder of Things by Anders
           Engberg-Pedersen (review)
    • Abstract: Empire of Chance investigates the codependence of the transformation of chance into an organizational principle of modern reality and the cultural predominance of war in European cultural memory. Engberg-Pedersen opts to demonstrate that the state of war—an epistemological mode whose origins he locates in the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars—has become emblematic of the modern perception of the world. The cipher of war, he argues, has had far-reaching ramifications, which can be scrutinized in literary texts negotiating this epistemic transition. To Engberg-Pedersen, literature fills two roles in the kind of discourse analysis that he proposes: first, “literature as a medium plays a privileged role because it ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lesen, Kopieren, Schreiben: Lese- und Exzerpierkunst in der europäischen
           Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts ed. by Elisabeth Décultot (review)
    • Abstract: Unter dem interessanten Titel Lesen, Kopieren, Schreiben: Lese- und Exzerpierkunst gibt Elisabeth Décultot ihren ursprünglich 2003 auf Französisch erschienenen Sammelband Lire, copier, écrire nun 2014 wieder heraus. (Das ursprüngliche Werk erschien nach der 2002 Tagung “Lire au XVIIIe siècle. Les écrivains et leur bibliothèque manuscrite.”) Dem deutschen Untertitel fehlt nur das kleine und nicht leicht übersetzbare “bibliothèques manuscrites et leurs usages”; er enthält aber als Ersatz die frappierenden Komposita “Lese- und Exzerpierkunst.” Und gerade darum handelt es sich: Lesen-Kopieren-Schreiben bedeutet hier die Kunst des Heraushebens und Hervorhebens und dadurch wird das Télos des kritischen Lesens sowie der ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • German Literature as World Literature ed. by Thomas Oliver Beebee (review)
    • Abstract: This dynamic volume shifts the discussion from German literature as a national literature to German literature as world literature. The book’s chapters extend the dialogue that began with Goethe’s highly influential 1827 remarks to Eckermann concerning world literature. German literature is defined as “verbal art in a single language (allowing for dialectal variants) produced by subjects or citizens of at least five different nation-states (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Lie chtenstein, and Luxembourg) and beyond that by a constellation of emigrés and adoptees” (3). The book is a “re-visioning of a specific ‘national’ linguistic canon as a particular nodal point of world literature’s international, intersystemic ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy
           by Jennifer Mensch (review)
    • Abstract: The guiding claim of Jennifer Mensch’s Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy is that organic, epigenesist models of generation played a pivotal role in the development of Kant’s philosophy of mind. While a substantial body of scholarship exists on Kant’s theory of cognition and his complex relationship to theories of generation (preformation and epigenesis), Mensch’s methodology departs from that of her predecessors, such as John Zammito and Alix Cohen, by showing that these two problematics were deeply enmeshed and mutually informing. This well-argued text yields important new insights into the familiar terrain of critical philosophy and enriches our view of a Romantic ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Geordnete Spontaneität: Lyrische Subjektivität bei Achim von Arnim by
           Jan Oliver Jost-Fritz (review)
    • Abstract: This dissertation contributes to an emerging trend in literary studies that dismisses the doctrine of an aesthetics of autonomy, which aims to interpret individual poems as unique lyrical events, in favor of a more holistic phenomenological approach that considers lyric poetry capable of revealing emotive and cognitive processes, metapoetic reflections, and important general insights into our human condition. Jan Oliver Jost-Fritz uses Achim von Arnim’s poetry to make his case for such an approach.Although Achim von Arnim has certainly not gained the reputation of a leading Romantic poet—his critics found his poems lacking in emotional depth, beauty, and consistency of quality—Jost-Fritz considers Arnim’s prolific ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fugitive Objects: Sculpture and Literature in the German Nineteenth
           Century by Catriona MacLeod (review)
    • Abstract: Catriona MacLeod’s new book tells the story of a disappearance. Remarkably, the vanishing object whose fate this study traces is the least immaterial and ephemeral of the arts: sculpture. MacLeod’s starting point is the fact of sculpture’s loss of place and fall from prominence in Germany with the rise of Romanticism. Her often-brilliant analyses turn to this “vanishing act” of the plastic arts as the site of paradoxes and tensions that characterize an aesthetics caught between classicism and modernity. MacLeod works deftly at the intersection of art history, Germanistik, aesthetics, and recent theories of materiality (e.g., thing theory) to interrogate the precarious status of sculpture in the long nineteenth ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the
           West by Silke-Maria Weineck (review)
    • Abstract: Silke-Maria Weineck’s new book wrestles with the problem of fatherhood after Freud. In particular, she contends that the psychic power with which psychoanalysis invests the figure of the father is the last gasp of a European tradition that links the father to political and theological sovereignty, that is, king and god. Following secularization and the end of absolutism, these metaphorical connections that strengthened the position of the father vanish, but psychoanalysis continues to insist on the vantage point of the oedipalized son. Weineck is trying to break out of the closed epistemology of psychoanalysis, in which the reality of the father is less important than the psychic force he is still supposed to ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Out of Place: German Realism, Displacement, and Modernity by John B. Lyon
           (review)
    • Abstract: In his study, John Lyon examines political, economic, cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic dimensions of space and place in the second half of the nineteenth century, in order to argue that German poetic realism reflects a transition in the way people interacted with and regarded their surroundings. Place, as a subjectively and affectively charged basis for identity and community, became abstract, impersonal space. The study situates itself not only within a strain of scholarship on German realism that sees the movement fundamentally engaging with the dichotomies and tensions of the modern world rather than retreating from them in rural idylls but also within growing scholarly interest in space as a “central ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities by James Turner
           (review)
    • Abstract: Notre Dame professor James Turner analyzes the surprising fact that today’s “humanities” disciplines—classics, English literature, foreign literatures, anthropology, linguistics, religion, and archaeology, to name the most sizable departments—date only from the late nineteenth century. Yet their common ancestry—indeed, their methodological basis—is found in the work of Greek and Roman scholars editing and explicating illustrious ancient texts. Greek scholars were the first Western philologists. They compared manuscripts (scrolls), attempting to establish the “original” text and always intent on considering their historical and linguistic context. Antiquarian evidence (e.g., ancient coins and inscriptions) was used ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity by Martin
           Shuster (review)
    • Abstract: It is something of a cliché, though nevertheless relevant, to ask how the land of Goethe, Beethoven, and Kant could give rise to Nazism and the Holocaust. Philosopher Theodor Adorno addresses this when he writes, toward the end of his Negative Dialectics, that Hitler had forced a new categorical imperative on humans “to arrange their thoughts and actions so that Auschwitz will not repeat itself” (quoted in Shuster 72). His answer is that Nazism happened, not despite the Enlightenment, but as an unfortunate consequence. The demythologizing impetus of enlightenment ultimately dissolves subjectivity, nurturing an intolerance that seeks to eliminate the other that does not conform to the identity of the object: ... Read More
      Keywords: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Fairy tales; Mathematics; Kant, Immanuel,; Consciousness; Newton, Isaac,; Hendel-Schütz, Henriette,; Carus, Carl Gustav,; Faust (Legendary character); Greenberg, Martin,; Wilson, W. Daniel,; Röhnert, Jan Volke
      PubDate: 2016-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
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