On September 17th 2012, Jane K. Brown gave an inspiring lecture on Classicism and Secular Humanism: The Sanctification of Die Zauberflöte in Goethe’s Novelle.
Jane K. Brown is a Joff Hanauer distinguished professor for Western Civilization Emerita (Germanics and Comparative Literature) in the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington. She researched on the drama, narrative and lyric of the 17th-19th centuries with an emphasis on Goethe, Droste, Shakespeare, Schubert and Mozart. Jane K. Brown is a former president of the Goethe Society of North America.
For further information about the lecture, please read the article in our newsletter Wat's In-Sight issue 8 (PDF).