2015 MLA Panels

Special GSNA Sessions at the Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

135. Postclassical Goethe and the Pleasure of the Senses

Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 10, VCC East
Presiding: Joel B. Lande, Princeton University

  1. “Thought and Language in Goethe’s ‘Pandora,’“ David Edward Wellbery, University of Chicago
  2. “The Scandal of Deep Time in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre,” Timothy Attanucci, Johannes Gutenberg–Universität Mainz
  3. “The Intimacy of Knowledge in Goethe’s Science,” Joel B. Lande 
206. Goethe’s Poetic Faculties and the Primacy of the Senses

Friday, 9 January8:30–9:45 a.m., 19, VCC East
Presiding: Claire Baldwin, Colgate University

  1. “Abstraction and Paraphrase in Goethe’s Study of Weather,” Alice Christensen, Princeton University
  2. “‘Ein Verhältnis, welches man auszusprechen kaum wagen darf’: On the Embodiment of Intuitive Understanding in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre,” Michael Saman, Princeton University
  3. “Between Art and Nature: The Pygmalion Motif in Goethe’s Römische Elegien,” Alexis Briley, Cornell University
313. “Bodies That Matter”: Corporeality and Materiality in the Age of Goethe

Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 5, VCC East
Presiding: Julie Koser, University of Maryland, College Park

  1. “Impossible Ideals: Virginity and Maternity in Goethe’s Werther,” Lauren Nossett, University of California, Davis
  2. “Bodies That Matter and Don’t Matter in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister,” Susan Elizabeth Gustafson, University of Rochester
  3. “‘Pen Portraits’ and Salon Encounters in Berlin around 1800,” Marjanne Elaine Goozé, University of Georgia