Goethe Yearbook 13

Goethe Yearbook 13

Edited by Simon J. Richter


Camden House



Essays on the Wilhelm Meister novels, Faust, Goethe's early plays, Schiller's Räuber and on Goethe's thought in relation to current debates on cosmopolitanism and postcoloniality.
The Goethe Yearbook, first published in 1982, is a publication of the Goethe Society of North America and is dedicated to North American Goethe Scholarship. It aims above all to encourage and publish original English-language contributions to the understanding of Goethe and other authors of the Goethezeit, while also welcoming contributions from scholars around the world.
This year's volume features a cluster of exceptional essays that shed new light on Goethe's Wilhelm Meister novels and Faust, as well as fascinating articles on the early play Das Jahrmarktsfest zu Plundersweilen and the poem "Ilmenau," Schiller's Die Räuber, and an essay that places Goethe's thought in relation to current debates about cosmopolitanism and postcoloniality. Engaging reviews of recent publications in Goethe studies round out the volume.

Contributors include Eric Denton, Matt Erlin, Jaimey Fisher, Ingrid Rieger, Rainer Kawa, David Barry, Stephanie Dawson, and John Pizer.

Simon J. Richter is Professor of German at the University of Pennsylvania. Book review editor Martha B. Helfer is Professor of German at Rutgers University.


October 2005
252 pages
9x6 in
Goethe Yearbook
ISBN: 9781571133106
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
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Table of Contents

Presidential Address (December, 2004) Schiller vs. Goethe: Revisiting the Conflicting Reception Vectors of Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Börne, and Wolfgang MenzelLudwig Börne, and Wolfgang Menzel - Jeffery L. Sammons
Goethe's Mixed Media: The Entertainers in Jahrmarktsfest zu Plundersweilern - Dr. Eric Hadley Denton
Goethe's "Ilmenau" and the Origins of the Aesthetic State - Matt Erlin
Familial Politics and Political Families: Consent, Critique, and the Fraternal Social Contract in Schiller's Die RäuberDie Räuber - Jaimey Fisher
Paintings in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister Novels: The Dynamics of Erecting and "Eroding" the Paternal Law - Ingrid Broszeit-Rieger
"Waldplatz," "Wahlplatz": Miszelle zur Golgotha-Konnotaion einer Episode in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre - Rainer Kawa
Shocks from a Sicilian Underworld: Gangi, "Gänge," and a New Source for the "Mütter" in Goethe's Faust - David Barry
"Feuer brennen blau": Rethinking the Rainbow in Goethe's Faust - Stephanie Dawson
Cosmopolitanism and Weltliteratur - John Pizer
"Von jedem öffentlichen Wirken in Deutschland ausgeschloen": Ein Brief Ottilie von Goethes and Sarah Austin (4. Aug. 1840) - Waltraud Maierhofer


This is a gratifyingly varied. collection which will be of interest to Goethe scholars prepared to look carefully for their reward. It includes a substantial book review section.. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR 18TH CENTURY STUDIES

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