From Kant’s Copernican Revolution and France’s political earthquake to Goethe’s rediscovery of the Orient, spatial metaphors, such as re-orientation, allow us to examine how art, politics, philosophy, and science were redefined in the seminal decades around 1800. [Read more]

Organized by the Goethe Society of North America, this scholarly conference will take place on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, November 3-5, 2017. It will feature two full days of panels as well as a dissertation workshop.

We are grateful to Mr. Stuart Atkins for his generous support of this conference in honor of the memory of his parents, Lillian and Stuart P. Atkins. We would also like to thank the Pennsylvania State University for its considerable financial and logistical support.