Category Archives: Book Series

From the Editor of the Book Series

We want to announce a change to our editorial policy: in response to multiple author inquiries, and with the strong support of the GSNA board, we have begun accepting proposals for edited essay collections. As always though, we remain very committed to publishing your single-authored monographs.

Vance Byrd’s fascinating study, A Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture, will be going into production soon. Look for it in the coming months!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me with any inquiries.

Karin Schutjer
University of Oklahoma

From the Editor of the Book Series

The monograph series currently has several projects at different stages in the pipeline. Meanwhile we were very busy over the summer reviewing proposals.

We have one announcement:  Simon Richter has resigned from the board because of his workload related to other important commitments. The choice was hard for Simon: he has been involved with the series since its founding. He deserves our tremendous thanks for this service as well as for all of his many other contributions to the ongoing vitality of the GSNA. I’m also very grateful to our continuing hardworking board members: Jane Brown, Martha Helfer, and Astrida Tantillo.

We remain, as always, very eager to see your proposals. Please send a prospectus and sample chapter to me by email. You’re also welcome to send an optional introduction, if available. Our entire editorial board evaluates proposals and generally responds within 4-6 weeks.

Please direct proposals or inquiries to me at kschutjer@ou.edu. I hope to hear from you!

Karin Schutjer
University of Oklahoma

From the Editor of the Book Series

As I step into this new position, I’m thrilled to announce that not only will our three current editorial board members—Martha Helfer, Simon Richter, and Astrida Tantillo—continue to serve, but our outgoing editor Jane Brown has agreed to stay on as well as a member of the board. We’re all very pleased that the series will continue to profit from Jane’s keen editorial judgment and marvelous intellectual insight. Both previous editors, Jane and Astrida, have built a strong, collaborative foundation on which the series can grow.

As a reminder, here is the series description from the Bucknell UP website:

New Studies in the Age of Goethe, sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America, aims to publish innovative research that contextualizes the “Age of Goethe,” whether within the fields of literature, history (including art history and history of science), philosophy, art, music, or politics. We encourage the submission of high-quality manuscripts and welcome all approaches and perspectives. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary projects, creative approaches to archival or original source materials, theoretically informed scholarship, work that introduces previously undiscovered materials, or projects that re-examine traditional epochal boundaries or open new channels of interpretations.”

Currently we have three manuscripts at various stages in the pipeline and are always eager to receive more. Consider submitting your own work and meanwhile spread the word! The series offers unique advantages for its authors: from our excellent board, a highly attentive, collegial review process; from the GSNA, supplementary funds for advertising and design, special opportunities for publicity, and, in general, the benefit of the society’s wonderful scholarly network.

Please direct proposals or inquiries to me at kschutjer@ou.edu. I hope to hear from you!

Karin Schutjer
University of Oklahoma

From the Editor of the Book Series

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Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity by Christine Lehleiter is now out. From Bucknell’s web site:

At the turn of the eighteenth century, selfhood was understood as a “tabula rasa” to be imprinted in the course of an individual’s life. By the middle of the nineteenth-century, however, the individual had become defined as determined by heredity already from birth. Examining novels by Goethe, Jean Paul, and E.T.A. Hoffmann, studies on plant hybridization, treatises on animal breeding, and anatomical collections, Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity delineates how romantic authors imagined the ramifications of emerging notions of heredity for the conceptualization of selfhood. Focusing on three fields of inquiry – inbreeding and incest, cross-breeding and bastardization, evolution and autopoiesis – Christine Lehleiter proposes that the notion of selfhood for which Romanticism has become known was not threatened by considerations of determinism and evolution, but was in fact already a result of these very considerations. Romanticism, Origins and the History of Heredity will be of interest for literary scholars, historians of science, and all readers fascinated by the long durée of subjectivity and evolutionary thought.

Our next book, Pretexts for Writing: German Prefaces around 1800, by Seán Williams, is scheduled to enter production this summer, and additional promising projects are currently being revised.

We continue to encourage submissions from our members, their friends, and those who find us in other ways.

Jane K. Brown
University of Washington

New Editor Sought for Book Series

Jane K. Brown has informed us that after completing five years as the editor of our book series, New Studies in the Age of Goethe, she plans stepping down at the end of 2015. We plan announcing the Board’s choice of a new editor at the GSA in October. I am therefore asking any member who wants to be considered for this important position to send me a letter of interest, along with a current CV, which I will submit to the Society’s Board of Directors.

The series editor solicits manuscripts, does preliminary screening of proposals, selects manuscripts for consideration (in consultation with his/her own advisory committee as he/she prefers), chooses and solicits outside reviewers, selects manuscripts for publication, works in consultation with the acquisitions editor at Bucknell University Press, and offers editorial advice to authors as appropriate. This position is a wonderful way to see what people are up to. Anyone who wants more detail about the activity should contact Jane at jkbrown@uw.edu.

Please have your letters to me by April 1, 2015.

Clark Muenzer
University of Pittsburgh

From the Editor of the Book Series

Our latest book, How Origins Matter: The History of Heredity in Romanticism, by Christine Lehleiter, will appear at the end of October.

Other projects are under review or being revised. We continue to encourage submissions from our members, their friends, and those who find us in other ways.

Jane Brown
University of Washington

From the Editor of the Book Series

Our latest book, How Origins Matter: The History of Heredity in Romanticism, by Christine Lehleiter, is in production. Other projects are under review or being revised. We continue to  encourage submissions from our members, their friends, and those who find us in other ways.

Jane K. Brown
University of Washington

From the Editor of the Book Series

Our latest book, Aesthetics and Secular Millenialism by Benjamin K. Bennett, was announced in the spring newsletter. Since then we have accepted one manuscript, pending approval by the Bucknell Press board, another about to go out for review, and several projects that claim to be waiting in the wings from scholars at a variety of ranks.

We continue to encourage submissions from our members, their friends, and those who find us in other ways. We welcome all approaches and perspectives. Please contact me if you are interested in submitting a manuscript.

Jane Brown
University of Washington