New Studies in the Age of Goethe

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Series editor: John B. Lyon, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Mailing address:
John B. Lyon
Chair, School of Modern Languages
Professor and Charles Smithgall Jr. Institute Chair
Georgia Tech
613 Cherry St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0375

This series, sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America, publishes innovative research that newly contextualizes the "Age of Goethe," whether within the fields of literature, history (including art history and history of science), philosophy, art, music, or politics.

Editorial Board:
Martha Helfer, Rutgers University
Karin Schutjer, University of Oklahoma
Astrida Orle Tantillo, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Advisory Board:
Jane Brown, University of Washington
Adrian Daub, Stanford University
Mary Helen Dupree, Georgetown University
Stefani Engelstein, Duke University
Elisabeth Krimmer, University of California, Davis
Nicholas Rennie, Rutgers University
Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
Birgit Tautz, Bowdoin College
Gabriel Trop, University of North Carolina
Brian Tucker, Wabash College
David Wellbery, University of Chicago
Ellwood Wiggins, University of Washington

Titles in the series:

Heidi Schlipphacke. The Aesthetics of Kinship: Form and Family in the Long Eighteenth Century (2022)

Daniel DiMassa. Dante in Deutschland: An Itinerary of Romantic Myth (2022)

Edgar Landgraf and Elliot Schreiber. Play in the Age of Goethe: Theories, Narratives, and Practices of Play around 1800 (2020)

Ellwood Wiggins. Odysseys of Recognition: Performing Intersubjectivity in Homer, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist (2019)

Seán M. Williams. Pretexts for Writing: German Romantic Prefaces, Literature, and Philosophy (2019)

Vance Byrd. A Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture (2017)

Christine Lehleiter. Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity (2014)

Benjamin Bennett. Aesthetics as Secular Millenialism: Its Trail from Baumgarten and Kant to Walt Disney and Hitler (2013)

Mary Helen Dupree. The Mask and the Quill: Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism (2011)

Peter J. Schwartz. After Jena: Goethe's Elective Affinities and the End of the Old Regime (2010)

Brian Tucker. Reading Riddles: Rhetorics of Obscurity from Romanticism to Freud (2010)


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