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Tuesday, 29 December

475. Esotericism in the Long Eighteenth Century: Secrets in Goethe and Schiller

1:45–3:00 p.m., Commonwealth Hall B, Loews

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

Presiding: Astrida Orle Tantillo, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

1. “Exorcizing Esotericism: The Politics of the Occult in Goethe’s Groß-Cophta,” Patrick Fortmann, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

2. “Esotericism and Reader Initiation through Narrative Strategy in Friedrich Schiller’s Der Geisterseher,” Heide Amante Crawford, Univ. of Kansas

3. “‘Jene geheimnisvollen Mächte’: Zum Wissen vom Anderen in Goethes Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre und Groß-Cophta,” Stefan Hajduk, Univ. of Limerick

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