2015 ASECS Panels

Special GSNA Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Los Angeles, March 19-22

Creation and Procreation in Eighteenth-Century German Literature

Chair: Lauren Nossett, University of California, Davis

  1. “Ich will mir eine Mißgeburt vorstellen”: Miscarriages of Imagination in Eighteenth Century German Aesthetics
    (Lydia Butt, Carleton College)
  2. “Die Knochen als einen Text”: Sperata’s Story in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
    (Sonja Andersen, Princeton University)
  3. Body Politics and Political Bodies: Birth Narratives and the Emergence of German National Identity
    (Julie Koser, University of Maryland)
  4. Creating Things: Automata and Androids in the Long Eighteenth Century
    (Wendy C. Nielsen, Montclair State University)
The Idea of Europe in the Goethezeit

Chair: John H. Smith, University of California, Irvine

  1. “A Kind of Political Chemistry”: The Search for Ideal Government in Christoph Martin Wieland’s The History of Agathon (1766 / 1772 / 1794)
    (John A. McCarthy, Vanderbilt University)
  2.  German Romantic Europeanism: Union or Diversity?
    (John B. Lyon, University of Pittsburgh)
  3.  Herder, the French Revolution, and Europe
    (Greg Moore, Georgia State University)
  4. Georg Forster and the Emergence of a New Europe
    (Charles A. Grair, Texas Tech University)