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Invitation to Submit your Work to the GYB

Dear colleagues,

With vol. 26 in production, we want to reach out again and invite you to submit your work for consideration in the next Goethe Yearbook (to appear in 2020). Please send us manuscripts by February 15, 2019.

As always, we welcome manuscripts on any and all aspects of Goethe, his contemporaries, and the 18th century broadly conceived, including the century’s legacy. We also are interested in broadening the discussion, in organizing special sections, and experimenting with new forms and genres of scholarly writing. Please contact us with any and all suggestions at editors@goethesociety.org!

Note that the Goethe Yearbook is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication, widely indexed, and published with DOIs. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word, and in accordance with the Yearbook’s style sheet and anonymized for review. Manuscript submissions should be no longer than 8,500 words.

Patricia Anne Simpson
University of Nebraska

Birgit Tautz
Bowdoin College

With very best wishes for the holiday season and 2019,
Birgit and Patty

From the Yearbook Editors

Volume 26 of the Goethe Yearbook features a special section on Goethe’s narrative events, edited by Fritz Breithaupt, with contributions from Christopher Chiasson, “Much Ado about Nothing? The Absence of Events in Die Wahlverwandtschaften”; Christian P. Weber, “Narrating (Against) the Uncanny in Goethe’s ‘Ballade’”; and Lisa Anderson, “Countering Catastrophe: Goethe’s Novelle in the Aftershock of Heinrich von Kleist.” This issue also showcases work presented at the 2017 Atkins Goethe Conference (Re-Orientations around Goethe), hosted at Penn State, including presentations by Eva Geulen on morphology and W. Daniel Wilson on the Goethe Society of Weimar in the Third Reich. The volume has a range of articles by emerging and established scholars on Klopstock, Schiller, Goethe and objects, dark green ecology, and texts of the Goethezeit and beyond through the lens of world literature.

As always, we welcome manuscripts on any and all aspects of Goethe, his contemporaries, and the 18th century broadly conceived, including the century’s legacy. We also are interested in broadening the discussion, in organizing special sections, and experimenting with new forms and genres of scholarly writing. Please contact us with any and all suggestions at editors@goethesociety.org!

Note that the Goethe Yearbook is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication, widely indexed, and published with DOIs. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word, and in accordance with the Yearbook’s style sheet – published on our web site – and anonymized for review. Manuscript submissions should be no longer than 8,500 words.

Patricia Anne Simpson
University of Nebraska

Birgit Tautz
Bowdoin College

Goethe Yearbook 25 (2018)

Special Section on What Goethe Heard, edited by Mary Helen Dupree

  1. Mary Helen Dupree, “What Goethe Heard: Special Section on Hearing and Listening in the Long Eighteenth Century.” 3-10.
  2. Tyler Whitney, “Behind Herder’s Tympanum: Sound and Physiological Aesthetics, 1800/1900.” 11-30.
  3. Deva Kemmis, “Becoming the Listener: Goethe’s ‘Der Fischer’.” 31-54.
  4. Robert Ryder, “Of Barks and Bird Song: Listening in on the Forgotten in Ludwig Tieck’s Der blonde Eckbert.” 55-76.
Articles:
  1. Chunjie Zhang, “Garden Empire or the Sublime Politics of the Chinese-Gothic Style.” 77-96.
  2. Hans Richard Brittnacher, “Die Austreibung des Populären: Schillers Bürger-Kritik.” 97-108.
  3. Matthew H. Birkhold, “Goethe and the Uncontrollable Business of Appropriative Stage Sequels.” 109-132.
  4. Jessica C. Resvick, “Repetition and Textual Transmission: The Gothic Motif in Goethe’s Faust and ‘Von deutscher Baukunst’.” 133-160.
  5. Patricia Anne Simpson, “‘Die gewalt’ge Heldenbrust’: Gender and Violence in Goethe’s Iphigenie auf Tauris.” 161-182.
  6. Chenxi Tang, “Literary Form and International World Order in Goethe: From Iphigenie to Pandora.” 183-202.
  7. Linda Dietrick, “‘Two Gifts from Goethe: Charlotte von Stein’s and Charlotte Schiller’s Writing Tables.” 203-216.
  8. Galia Benziman, “Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister and the Refusal to Grow Up: The Dialectics of Bildung.” 217-238.
  9. Susanne Fuchs, “‘So steh’ ich denn hier wehrlos gegen dich?’ — Figures of Armament and Disarmament in German Drama before and after the French Revolution.” 239-266.
  10. Jason Yonover, “Goethe, Maimon, and Spinoza’s Third Kind of Cognition.” 267-288.
  11. Ehrhard Bahr, “Die Neuvermessung von Lyrik und Prosa in Goethes Novelle.” 289-298.
Book Reviews:
  1. Die Entweltlichung der Bühne: Zur Mediologie des Theaters der klassischen Episteme by Franz-Josef Deiters (review). Jane K. Brown. 299-300.
  2. Goethe’s Families of the Heart by Susan E. Gustafson (review). Julie Koser. 300-302.
  3. Armed Ambiguity: Women Warriors in German Literature and Culture in the Age of Goethe by Julie Koser (review). Stephanie M. Hilger. 302-303.
  4. The Making of a Terrorist: On Classic German Rogues by Jeffrey Champlin (review). James F. Howell. 303-304.
  5. Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain ed. by Christine Lehleiter (review). Christopher R. Clason. 305-306.
  6. Goethes Euphrat. Philologie und Politik im West-östlichen Divan by Marcel Lepper (review). Hannah V. Eldridge. 307-308.
  7. Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books by B. Venkat Mani (review). Carl Niekerk. 308-310.
  8. Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Myth by Angus Nicholls (review). Spencer Hawkins. 310-312.
  9. Versammelte Menschenkraft—Die Großstadterfahrung in Goethes Italiendichtung by Malte Osterloh (review). Stefan Buck, Eckhart Nickel. 312-313.
  10. Schopenhauer und Goethe: Biographische und philosophische Perspektiven eds. by Daniel Schubbe und Søren R. Fauth (review). Iris Hennigfeld. 313-318.
  11. Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community by Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge (review). May Mergenthaler. 318-322.
  12. Archiv/Fiktionen: Verfahren des Archivierens in Literatur und Kultur des langen 19. Jahrhunderts eds. by Daniela Gretz and Nicolas Pethes (review). Ervin Malakaj. 322-323.
  13. Schillers Geschichtsdenken: Die Unbegreiflichkeit der Weltgeschichte by Alexander Jakovljević (review). Asko Nivala. 324-325.
  14. German Aesthetics: Fundamental Concepts from Baumgarten to Adorno eds. by J. D. Mininger and Jason Michael Peck (review). Johannes Wankhammer. 325-327.
  15. The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, Authorship, and the Public by Dorothea von Mücke (review). Peter Erickson. 327-329.
  16. Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism by Chunjie Zhang (review). Richard B. Apgar. 329-330.

From the Yearbook Editors

Our first volume as editors is well underway and will feature some work showcased first at our memorable Atkins Goethe Conference at Penn State, in addition to new scholarship from North America, Europe, and Australia. As always, we welcome manuscripts on any and all aspects of Goethe, his contemporaries, and the 18th century broadly conceived, including the century’s legacy. We also are interested in broadening the discussion, in organizing special sections, and experimenting with new forms and genres of scholarly writing. Please contact us with any and all suggestions at editors@goethesociety.org!

Note that the Goethe Yearbook is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication, widely indexed, and published with DOIs. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word, and in accordance with the Yearbook’s style sheet – published on our web site – and anonymized for review. Manuscript submissions should be no longer than 8,500 words.

Patricia Anne Simpson
University of Nebraska

Birgit Tautz
Bowdoin College

From the Book Review Editor

As always, I encourage you to let me know if there are particular areas of research that you are interested in reviewing for the Goethe Yearbook. Please send books for review and suggestions for books for review to:

Professor Sean Franzel
Department of German and Russian Studies
University of Missouri
428 Strickland Hall
Columbia MO, 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-4328
Fax: (573) 884-8456
franzels@missouri.edu

From the Yearbook Editors

Volume 25 of the Goethe Yearbook features a special section on acoustics around 1800, edited by Mary Helen Dupree, which includes, among others, contributions on sound and listening in Ludwig Tieck’s Der blonde Eckbert (Robert Ryder) and on the role of the tympanum in Herder’s aesthetic theory (Tyler Whitney).

The volume also contains essays on Goethe and stage sequels (Matthew Birkhold), on figures of armament in eighteenth-century German drama (Susanne Fuchs), on the dialectics of Bildung in Wilhelm Meister (Galia Benziman), on the Gothic motif in Goethe’s Faust and “Von deutscher Baukunst” (Jessica Resvick), on Goethe and Salomon Maimon (Jason Yonover), on Goethe’s “Novelle” (Ehrhard Bahr), on Schiller’s Bürger critique (Hans Richard Brittnacher), on Charlotte Schiller and Charlotte von Stein (Linda Dietrick), on the international world order in Goethe’s Iphigenie (Chenxi Tang), and on gender and violence in Iphigenie (Patricia Simpson).

Volume 25 is the last one in our five-year tenure as editors and we would like to thank everybody who has written or reviewed articles for us and everybody who read these publications. It has been a privilege to edit the Goethe Yearbook and a wonderful opportunity to get to know many eighteenth-century scholars and their work. We will miss the Yearbook, but are delighted to know that, with the appointment of Birgit Tautz and Patricia Simpson, it will be in excellent hands.

Adrian Daub
Stanford University

Elisabeth Krimmer
University of California at Davis

 

New Yearbook Editors

Patricia Simpson
Patricia Simpson

Birgit Tautz
Birgit Tautz

After a thorough search, the Goethe Society is fortunate to have found in Patricia Simpson (University of Nebraska-Linclon) and Birgit Tautz (Bowdoin College) two excellent co-editors for the Goethe Yearbook. Both are long-time, active members of the GSNA and seasoned scholars with an excellent record of publications. Between them both, they already have considerable experience as editors for essay collections and journal issues. We know the Yearbook will be in good hands.

With heartfelt thanks to our terrific outgoing editors, Adrian Daub and Elisabeth Krimmer, please welcome the equally impressive team of Birgit and Patty. They will continue the fine legacy of the Yearbook begun by Thomas P. Saine (1980-99), Simon Richter (2000-07), and Daniel Purdy (2007-12).

Editor Sought for the Goethe Yearbook

Call to fill the position of editor for the Yearbook of the North American Goethe Society

As the current editors have successfully served their five-year term, the Society is now welcoming applications to fill the position for the next five year term. Joint applications for co-editorship are welcome. The Goethe Society will provide the editors with funds for copy-editing and print preparation of the Yearbook.

For scholars interested in serving as the next editor, please send a letter of application, c.v., and a brief 500-word statement about your scholarly engagement with German literature in the Goethezeit, as well as your vision for the Yearbook, to Daniel Purdy, dlp14@psu.edu, by July 15, 2017.

Goethe Yearbook 24 (2017)

Special Section on The Poetics of Space in the Goethezeit, edited by Elliot Schreiber and John B. Lyon

  1. Elliot Schreiber and John B. Lyon, “Introduction: The Poetics of Space in the Goethezeit.” 3-19.
Articles:
  1. Colin Benert, “The Theater of Anamnesis: The Spaces of Memory and the Exteriority of Time in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre.” 21-41.
  2. Anthony Mahler, “Affective Enclosures: The Topography and Topoi of Goethe’s Autobiographical Childhood.” 43-63
  3. Tove Holmes, “Blind Spots as Projection Spaces in Die Wahlverwandtschaften. 65-84.
  4. John B. Lyon, “Disorientation in Novalis or ‘The Subterranean Homesick Blues’.” 85-103.
  5. Joseph D. O’Neil, “Selfhood, Sovereignty, and Public Space in Die italienische Reise, “Das Rochus-Fest zu Bingen,” and Dichtung und Wahrheit, Book Five.” 105-124.
  6. Christian P. Weber, “Spatial Mobilization: Kleist’s Strategic Road Map for the Berliner Abendblätter and Tactical Displacements in the ‘Tagesbegebenheiten’.” 125-153.
  7. Monika Nenon, “‘Daseyn enthüllen’: Zum mediengeschichtlichen Kontext von Friedrich Heinrich Jacobis Eduard Allwills Papiere.” 155-174.
  8. Sara Luly, “The Horror of Coming Home: Integration and Fragmentation in Caroline de la Motte Fouqué’s ‘Der Abtrünnige’.” 175-195.
  9. Stephanie Galasso, “Form and Contention: Sati as Custom in Günderrode’s ‘Die Malabarischen Witwen’.” 197-220.
  10. Gabriel Trop, “Absolute Signification and Ontological Inconsistency in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann.” 221-248.
  11. Edgar Landgraf, “Educational Environments: Narration and Education in Campe, Goethe, and Kleist.” 249-264.
  12. Inge Stephan, “‘War Goethe ein Mohammedaner?’: Goethes West-östlicher Divan (1819) als Spiegelungsfläche in Thomas Lehrs September. Fata Morgana (2010). 265-279.
Book Reviews:
  1. Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (review). Walter K. Stewart. 281-282.
  2. Goethe’s Faust and Cultural Memory: Comparatist Interfaces ed. by Lorna Fitzsimmons (review). Andrew B. B. Hamilton. 283-284.
  3. Lorbeerkranz und Palmenzweig: Streifzüge im Gebiet des poetischen Lobs by Johannes Anderegg (review). Hans Rudolf Vaget. 284-285.
  4. Ungleiche Gleichgesinnte: Die Beziehung zwischen Goethe und Schiller, 1794–98 by Gerrit Brüning (review). Jeffrey L. Sammons. 285-287.
  5. Goethes Freunde in Gotha und Weimar by Sigrid Damm (review). Elizabeth Powers. 287-290.
  6. The Eye and the Gaze: Goethe and the Autobiographical Subject by Evelyn K. Moore (review). Seth Berk. 290-292.
  7. Mehr Licht: Goethe mit Newton im Streit um die Farben by Olaf L. Müller (review). Joel B. Lande. 292-293.
  8. Goethe and Judaism: The Troubled Inheritance of Modern Literature by Karin Schutjer (review). Jonathan M. Hess. 293-295.
  9. Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present by Kirk Wetters (review). Daniel DiMassa. 295-297.
  10. A Translation from German into English of Joseph von Eichendorff’s Romantic Novel Ahnung und Gegenwart (1815) by Joseph von Eichendorff (review). Erlis Glass Wickersham. 297-298.
  11. Die Welt in Bildern: Erfahrungen und Evidenz in Friedrich J. Bertuchs Bilderbuch für Kinder by Silvy Chakkalakal (review). Patricia Anne Simpson. 299-300.
  12. Weibliche Kreativität um 1800: Women’s Creativity around 1800 ed. by Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler (review). Sara Luly. 301-302.
  13. Novel Affinities: Composing the Family in the German Novel, 1795–1830 by Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge (review). Erlis Glass Wickersham. 302-304.
  14. Autopsie von Revolution und Restauration: Georg Büchner und die politische Imagination by Patrick Fortmann (review). Bernd K. Estabrook. 304-305.
  15. Europäische Romantik: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Forschung ed. by Helmut Hühn and Joachim Schiedermair (review). Marcus Lampert. 305-307.
  16. Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, 1750–1837 by Alessa Johns (review). Karin Baumgartner. 307-309.
  17. Forgotten Dreams: Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog by Laurie Ruth Johnson (review). Kamaal Haque. 309-311.
  18. Zeitschriftenliteratur/Fortsetzungsliteratur ed. by Nicola Kaminski, Nora Ramtke, and Carsten Zelle (review). Vance Byrd. 311-313.
  19. Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity by Christine Lehleiter (review). Stefani Engelstein. 313-315.
  20. Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls: The Matter of Obscenity in Nineteenth-Century Germany by Sarah L. Leonard (review). Samper Vendrell. 315-317.
  21. E. T. A. Hoffmann, Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle for German Opera by Francien Markx (review). Christopher R. Clason. 317-319.
  22. The Science of Literature: Essays on an Incalculable Difference by Helmut Müller-Sievers (review). Joseph D. O’Neil. 319-321.
  23. Poetry as a Way of Life: Aesthetics and Askesis in the German Eighteenth Century by Gabriel Trop (review). Christian P. Weber. 321-324.
  24. Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx by Leif Weatherby (review). Alice A. Kuzniar. 324-326.

From the Yearbook Editors

Volume 24 of the Goethe Yearbook is currently in the final stages of typesetting and should be in your mailboxes by late spring. It will contain a special section on the “Poetics of Space and Place in the Goethezeit,” co-edited by Elliott Schreiber and John B. Lyon, as well as standalone articles on Caroline de la Motte Fouqué, on widow-burning in Karoline von Günderrode, on ontology and signification in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Sandmann, on “Educational Environments in Goethe and Kleist,” on F.H. Jacobi’s Allwill, and on Goethe’s Divan as reflected in Thomas Lehr’s novel September. Fata Morgana (2010). Once again we are very pleased that this volume brings together very diverse scholarship, and that our contributors once again run the gamut from graduate students to emeriti. And our new book review editor Sean Franzel has brought together more than 20 thoughtful reviews of recent publications relevant to the Goethezeit.

We are well on our way towards putting together the twenty-fifth volume of the Yearbook. It will contain a special section on “What Goethe heard,” edited by Mary Helen Dupree. However, it will also contain a large number of standalone articles. As always, we would be thrilled if you submitted a manuscript, or encouraged your students and colleagues to do so. Manuscript submissions should reach us by late May, preferably earlier. Submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and confine themselves to less than 35 pages. For specific questions about scholarly citations, please consult the Yearbook’s style sheet. Note that the entire run of back issues is available on Project MUSE.

Finally, Volume 25 will be the last Goethe Yearbook under our auspices. So please give some thought to putting your name forward when the GSNA begins its search for our successors. We have really loved our time shepherding this wonderful journal, and we are quite sure you would too!

Adrian Daub
Stanford University

Elisabeth Krimmer
University of California at Davis

 

From the Yearbook Editors

Vol. 24 of the Goethe Yearbook is currently being copy-edited and will be on its way to the printer soon. This volume will feature a special section co-edited by John Lyon and Elliott Schreiber on the “Poetics of Space in the Goethezeit,” with contributions on blind spots as projection spaces in Goethe’s Elective Affinities (Tove Holmes); on the topography and topoi of Goethe’s autobiographical childhood (Anthony Mahler); on disorientation and the subterranean in Novalis (John Lyon); on selfhood, sovereignty, and public space in Die italienische Reise, “Das Rochus-Fest zu Bingen,” and Dichtung und Wahrheit (Joseph O’Neil); on Goethe’s theater of anamnesis and the exposure of the temporal subject in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Colin Benert); and on spatial mobilization and tactical displacements in Kleist’s Berliner Abendblätter and the “Tagesbegebenheiten” (Christian Weber).

In addition, there are original contributions on the horror of coming home in Caroline de la Motte Fouqué’s “Der Abtrünnige” (Sara Luly) and on Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi’s Eduard Allwills Papiere (Monika Nenon); on genre and mourning practices in two poems by Karoline von Günderrode (Stephanie Galasso) and on absolute signification and ontological inconsistency in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann (Gabriel Trop).

We are extremely pleased that the Goethe Yearbook is able to collect so many far-ranging contributions from a diverse group of scholars year after year. Thank you to all who have submitted, thank you to all who read submissions for us. We are now accepting contributions to Vol. 25. As always, we hope to hear from many of you and particularly welcome contributions by younger scholars.

Manuscript submissions should reach us by late May, preferably earlier. Submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and confine themselves to less than 35 pages. For specific questions about scholarly citations, please consult the Yearbook’s style sheet.

Note that the entire run of back issues is available on Project MUSE.

Adrian Daub
Stanford University

Elisabeth Krimmer
University of California at Davis

Goethe Yearbook 23 (2016)

Articles:
  1. Jane K. Brown, “Building Bridges: Goethe’s Fairy-Tale Aesthetics.” 1-17.
  2. Frederick Amrine, “Goethe as Mystagogue.” 19-39.
  3. Jocelyn Holland, “Observing Neutrality, circa 1800.” 41-57.
  4. Wendy C. Nielsen, “Goethe, Faust, and Motherless Creations.” 59-75.
  5. Lauren Nossett, “Impossible Ideals: Reconciling Virginity and Maternity in Goethe’s Werther.” 77-93.
  6. John H. Smith, “Kant, Calculus, Consciousness, and the Mathematical Infinite in Us.” 95-121.
  7. Eleanor Ter Horst, “The Classical Aesthetics of Schlegel’s Lucinde.” 123-140.

Special Section on Visual Culture in the Goethezeit

  1. Joel B. Lande, “Acquaintance with Color: Prolegomena to a Study of Goethe’s Zur Farbenlehre.” 143-169.
  2. Gabrielle Bersier, “‘Hamiltonian-Hendelian’ Mimoplastics and Tableau of the Underworld: The Visual Aesthetics of Goethe’s 1815 Proserpina Production.” 171-194.
  3. Beate Allert, “J. W. Goethe and C. G. Carus: On the Representation of Nature in Science and Art.” 195-219.
  4. Catriona Macleod, “Brentano’s Remains: Visual and Verbal Bricolage in Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia (1838).” 221-243.
  5. Tanvi Solanki, “A Book of Living Paintings: Tableaux Vivants in Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1809).” 245-270.
Book Reviews:
  1. Faust: A Tragedy; Parts One and Two, Fully Revised. Trans. Martin Greenberg. Introduction by W. Daniel Wilson. (Christopher R. Clason). 271-272.
  2. Lotte meine Lotte: Die Briefe von Goethe an Charlotte von Stein, 1776–1786 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and: Der Briefschreiber Goethe by Albrecht Schöne. (Elizabeth Powers). 273-276.
  3. Goethe: Kunstwerk des Lebens, Biographie by Rüdiger Safranski. (Elizabeth Powers). 276-279.Goethes Erotica und die Weimarer “Zensoren.” by W. Daniel Wilson. (Ehrhard Bahr). 279-281.
  4. Goethe, der Merkantilismus und die Inflation: Zum ökonomischen Wissen und Handeln Goethes und seiner Figuren by Heike Knortz and Beate Laudenberg. (William H. Carter). 281-282.
  5. Wanderers Verstummen, Goethes Schweigen, Fausts Tragödie; oder, Die große Transformation der Welt by Michael Jaeger. (Christopher Chiasson). 282-284.
  6. Mit einer Art von Wut: Goethe in der Revolution by Gustav Seibt. (Waltraud Maierhofer). 284-285.
  7. Goethe’s Allegories of Identity by Jane K. Brown. (Simon Richter). 285-288.
  8. Die Weimarer Klassikerstätten: Vom Kriegsende bis zur Gründung der Nationalen Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der klassischen deutschen Literatur in Weimar; Ereignisse und Gestalten: Eine Chronik, 1945–1949 ed. by Wilfried Lehrke. (Daniel Wilson). 288-289.
  9. Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment by T. J. Reed. (Martha B. Helfer). 290-291.
  10. Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815 by Matt Erlin. (Arnd Bohm). 291-292.
  11. Literarische Schriften I, Band 1.1, “Sebaldus Nothanker.” by Friedrich Nicolai, and: Literarische Schriften I, Band 1.2, “Freuden des jungen Werthers”; “Eyn feyner kleiner Almanach”; “Anhang zu Friedrich Schillers Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1797.” ed. by Hans-Gert Roloff. (James Hardin). 293-296.
  12. Krieg und Frieden im 18. Jahrhundert: Kulturgeschichtliche Studien ed. by Stefanie Stockhorst. (Jonathan Blake Fine). 296-298.
  13. Kostümierung der Geschlechter: Schauspielkunst als Erfindung der Aufklärung by Beate Hochholdinger-Reiterer. (Pascale Lafountain). 298-300.
  14. Empire of Chance: The Napoleonic Wars and the Disorder of Things by Anders Engberg-Pedersen. (Yale Almog). 300-302.
  15. Lesen, Kopieren, Schreiben: Lese- und Exzerpierkunst in der europäischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts ed. by Elisabeth Décultot. (Margaretmary Daley). 302-305.
  16. German Literature as World Literature ed. by Thomas Oliver Beebee. (Mary Bricker). 305-307.
  17. Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy by Jennifer Mensch. (Elizabeth Effinger). 307-309.
  18. Geordnete Spontaneität: Lyrische Subjektivität bei Achim von Arnim by Jan Oliver Jost-Fritz. (Christian P. Weber). 309-310.
  19. Fugitive Objects: Sculpture and Literature in the German Nineteenth Century by Catriona MacLeod. (Samuel Frederick). 310-312.
  20. The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West by Silke-Maria Weineck. (Anita Ludic). 312-314.
  21. Out of Place: German Realism, Displacement, and Modernity by John B. Lyon. (Tove Holmes). 314-316.
  22. Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities by James Turner. (James Hardin). 316-318.
  23. Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity by Martin Shuster. (Thomas L. Cooksey). 318-320.

From the Yearbook Editors

As Volume 23 of the Goethe Yearbook is getting ready for publication, we are busy putting together what is looking to be an even larger 24th volume. A special section on “Space and Place in the Goethezeit,” guest-edited by John Lyon and Elliott Schreiber, will collect six essays by eminent and up-and-coming scholars. Eight contributions outside of this focus will bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds and career stages. The review section, edited for the first time by Sean Franzel, will provide an overview of new publications on Goethe and his age.

We continue to be excited by the way in which the Yearbook manages to reflect the diversity among scholars of the Goethezeit, and the immense spirit of intellectual community that shines through in the reviews. In that spirit, we continue to ask scholars at any stage of their career to get in touch, to submit their work, and to review.

Manuscript submissions should reach us by late May, preferably earlier. Submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and confine themselves to less than 35 pages. For specific questions about scholarly citations, please consult the Yearbook’s style sheet.

Note that the entire run of back issues is available on Project MUSE.

Adrian Daub
Stanford University

Elisabeth Krimmer
University of California at Davis

From the Yearbook Editors

Vol. 23 of the Goethe Yearbook is currently being copy-edited and will be on its way to the printer soon. It features a special section on the visual arts with contributions on the visual aesthetics of Goethe’s 1815 Proserpina production by Gabrielle Bersier; on Goethe’s Farbenlehre by Joel Lande; on the relationship between J.W. Goethe and C.G. Carus and their respective views on the representation of nature in art and science by Beate Allert; and on visual and verbal bricolage in Clemens Brentano’s Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia. by Catriona MacLeod.

In addition, there are also original contributions on Goethe and ancient mystery religions by Fred Amrine; on Goethe’s fairy-tale aesthetics by Jane Brown; on virginity and maternity in Goethe’s Werther by Lauren Nossett; on motherless creations in Goethe’s Faust by Wendy Nielsen; and on the concept of the mathematical infinite in Kant by John H. Smith.

We would like to use this opportunity to express our gratitude to Stanford University whose generous financial support made it possible to hire a copyeditor and thus has expedited the process considerably. We are now accepting contributions to Vol. 24. We hope to hear from many of you and particularly welcome contributions by younger scholars.

As always, the entire run of back issues is available on Project MUSE.

Adrian Daub
Stanford University

 Elisabeth Krimmer
University of California at Davis