Goethe Yearbook 31
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200 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

3 b/w illus.

Series: Goethe Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 31

Imprint: Camden House

Goethe Yearbook 31

Edited by Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge and Eleanor ter Horst

Guest editor Joseph D. O'Neil

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This year's volume features a special forum on imperialism and race as well as articles and book reviews concerning Goethe and other writers of his age.

This year's volume features a special forum section that stems from the discussions of the Goethe Society's virtual reading group on "Race and Imperialism in 18th-and 19th-Century Literature and Philosophy." Individual members of the reading group contribute essays that combine scholarship with personal reflections on their engagement with issues of race and imperialism over the course of their academic careers.

The volume also presents several more traditionally scholarly articles that offer new approaches to and interpretations of texts by Goethe and other writers and thinkers of the period. Elizabeth Powers reads Goethe's methods of reworking text and life in autobiography, drama, and poetry. Alberto Merzari examines Goethe's and Hegel's differing engagements with the Persian poet Ǧalāl al-Dīn Rūmī as a way of exploring the differences in their philosophical thought. Malte Meyer takes up Jochen Berg's drama Im Taurerland as a rewriting of Goethe that engages with questions of cultural imperialism, female agency, and sexuality. And Brian Tucker reads the acoustic dimensions of Eichendorff's poetry to develop a more complex understanding of the poet's relationship to Romanticism. These articles highlight the breadth of scholarship on the Age of Goethe and how differing approaches-detailed close readings, comparative studies, and more-explore its continued relevance. The volume concludes with book reviews reflecting the diversity of recent scholarship in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German studies.

Edited by Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge and Eleanor Ter Horst. Contributors: Frederick Amrine, Claire Baldwin, Matthew Childs, Sally Hatch Gray, Joseph A. Haydt, Peter Höyng, Steven R. Huff, Waltraud Maierhofer, Catriona MacLeod, Alberto Merzari, Jennifer Mensch, Malte Meyer, Carl Niekerk, Michael Olson, Saurabh Pal, Elizabeth Powers, Daniel Purdy, Michael Saman, Patricia Anne Simpson, Margaret Strair, Michael Swellander, Brian Tucker, Christian P. Weber, David E. Wellbery.
Editors' Preface - Eleanor ter Horst and Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge

Essays
The End of the Affair: Goethe's Gretchen "Roman" - Elizabeth Powers
The (Un)Problematic Ground of Reality: The Goethe-Hegel Auseinandersetzung on and through Ǧalāl al-Dīn Rūmī - Alberto Merzari
Iphigenie in der DDR. Jochen Bergs Im Taurerland als Mythenkorrektur von Goethes Iphigenie auf Tauris - Malte Hendrik Meyer
Eichendorff's Echoes: Sound and Transience in the Romantic Era - Brian Tucker

Forum: Race and Imperialism in the Goethe Era
Race, Imperialism, and German Intellectual History: Reflections toward a Rethinking of the Canon - Michael Saman
"Race" as an Enlightenment Problem - Carl Niekerk
By Land or by Sea: German Orientalism, Colonialism, and Racism - Daniel Purdy
Kant's Four Examples: On South Sea Islanders, Tahitians, and Other Cautionary Tales for the Case of 'Rusting Talents' - Jennifer Mensch
Rediscovering Kant as a Reader: The Early Physical Geography Lectures - Michael Olson
Kant's Race Theory, Kleist, and Disciplinary Boundaries - Sally Hatch Gray
Poetry of Empire: "Der Wilde," Indenture, and Indigeneity around 1800 - Patricia Anne Simpson
Goethe's Faust and Sorge in the Age of Imperialism and Colonialism - Matthew Childs

Book Reviews

SARAH VANDEGRIFT ELDRIDGE is an Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

ELEANOR TER HORST is Associate Professor of German, French and Comparative Literature at the University of South Alabama.

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Title Details

200 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

3 b/w illus.

Series: Goethe Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 31

Imprint: Camden House