New Studies in the Age of Goethe

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Play in the Age of Goethe

Theories, Narratives, and Practices of Play around 1800

Bucknell University Press

The essays in this volume discuss critical developments in the philosophy, pedagogy, psychology, politics, and poetics of play around 1800. They illustrate that, in this time period, the parameters are set that continue to guide our debates about what are good rather than bad games or practices of play.

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Pretexts for Writing

German Romantic Prefaces, Literature, and Philosophy

Bucknell University Press

In this incisive, original book, Seán Williams reads prefaces to German literature and philosophy around 1800 as pretexts for writing, examining three of the most remarkable preface-writers of that era—Goethe, Jean Paul, and Hegel—in the contexts not only of German, but also European print culture, thought, and literature.

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Odysseys of Recognition

Performing Intersubjectivity in Homer, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist

Bucknell University Press

Odysseys of Recognition claims that interpersonal recognition is constituted by performance, and brings performance theory into dialogue with poetics, politics, and philosophy. By observing Odysseus figures from Homer to Kleist, Ellwood Wiggins offers an alternative to conventional intellectual histories that situate the invention of the interior self in modernity.

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