115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Continental Romanticism

Session Chair: 
Larry H. Peer, Brigham Young University
Session 10: Sunday 10 – 11:30 am
Eiben 207


  1. Christopher Clason, Oakland University
    This paper intends to examine ocular motifs in both of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novels for evidence of visual discourse as a significant textual mode for narrating the life history of the monk Medardus, and the jumbled autobiography of the tomcat Murr and the biography of the Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler.
  2. Carol Padgham Albrecht, University of Idaho
    This paper examines a shift in Viennese opera productions between 1802 and 1806, replacing standard palace and household settings to locale-based subjects, either specific geographical areas or natural surroundings, where the physical location lent itself to vivid depiction through set design and/or costume.
  3. Didier Maleuvre, "University of California, Santa Barbara"
    This paper studies the influence of romanticism, especially German romanticism, on our modern understanding of art.  In particular, it shows how the philosophy of artistic autonomy led to a new form of expression dedicated to the waning, or sterility, of aesthetic power. This sterility, romanticism touted as a greater form of expression than naively bountiful art.  It paves the way for the postmodernist dispensation that finds aesthetic triumph in overcoming the distinction between artistic success and failure.
  4. James Donelan, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Hölderlin’s play, Der Tod des Empedokles, along with the essays he wrote about it, posit a  “tragic union” of word and deed that synthesizes many key issues in German Idealism and later continental philosophy
Session Cancelled: