From the Executive Secretary

The 2019 German Studies Association conference in Portland, Oregon, will have a particularly sizable GSNA presence. The Society is sponsoring a seminar on “Goethe as a Heterodox Thinker,” a three-part panel on “Realism in the Age of Goethe and Its Legacy,” as well as a panel on “Karl Philipp Moritz’s Interdisciplinary Stance.” My thanks once again to the organizers of these fabulous sessions: Clark Muenzer, Karin Schutjer, John Smith, Jan O. Jost-Fritz, Christian Weber, and Mattias Pirholt.

In addition, thanks to Karin Schutjer’s leadership, the Goethe Society will also have a robust presence in the exhibition hall with a table featuring information on the Yearbook, the book series, the lexicon project, and more. Please be sure to stop by!

Finally, please join us for the Goethe Society’s cash bar on Saturday, October 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Galleria I, followed by the business meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Galleria II.

I welcome all proposals for GSNA-sponsored panels and seminars for the 2020 German Studies Association Conference. Please send me an abstract by November 15, 2019 (my e-mail address is The deadline for proposals for the 2021 Modern Language Association Convention is December 1, 2019, and March 15, 2020, for the 2021 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Convention. I look forward to your proposals, and to seeing you in Portland!

Elliott Schreiber
Vassar College