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Sunday, 27 December

79. Esotericism in the Long Eighteenth Century: Romantic Mysteries and Mystifications

7:00–8:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom C2, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Matthew C. Erlin, Washington Univ.

1. “A Language of Tropes and Riddles: Hieroglyphic Poetry and Esoteric Criticism in Early German Romanticism,” Brian Tucker, Wabash Coll.

2. “The Magic Bullet Theory: Der Freischütz and Johann August Apel and Friedrich Laun’s Gespensterbuch,” Elisabeth Krimmer, Univ. of California, Davis

3. “Terrorism and Political Legitimacy in Achim von Arnim’s Die Kronenwächter,” Jan Oliver Jost-Fritz, Technische Universität Berlin

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