Poetics of the Wound: Re-Reading Goethe and the Romantics, Oct 13

Nicole Sütterlin argues that notions of physical injury, Christian-catholic stigmata and particularly psychological trauma are a defining element in German literature around 1800. Thus Goethe's classical manifesto Über Laokoon (1798) strikingly emphasizes Lakoon's wound as a source of artistic harmony. While Goethe's high classicism stops just short of introducing an ...read more