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From the Newsletter Editor

It’s official. After the first newsletter was mailed in 1980, Goethe News and Notes 33.1 (Spring 2013) is the last number you will receive in hard copy.

We hate to add to the woes of the U.S. Postal Service, we hate even more to alienate those among you who prefer the yellow missive, but the decision to end paper distribution was really long overdue. Switching to electronic delivery is not only environmentally friendly but it also makes economic sense. It allows us to keep our membership dues low (here, our Secretary-Treasurer would like me to remind you to pay your 2013 dues, if you haven’t already done so) while continuing to provide the kinds of services you have come to expect from the Goethe Society – from our publications, conferences, panels, and prizes to the support of young scholars, like-minded organizations, and the occasional worthwhile endeavor.

If you know you are on our listserv (you are if you have received your fair share of quotation queries over the past few years), you need do nothing. If you are not on the listserv, or if you are unsure, or if you would like to receive the newsletter on a different email account, just send your name and email address to

We appreciate your understanding and hope you agree that the move to electronic dissemination is in the best interest of our Society.

Burkhard Henke
Davidson College