German Studies Panel Title: Culture, Cultivation, Inculcation: The Subjects and Its Environments in 18th-Century German Literature and Aesthetics.
Submissions due 30 Sept 2018
- Landscapes and garden design
- Forestry, agriculture, and surveying
- Architecture and interior design
- Performance contexts, e.g., theater, tableaux vivants, and spectacles as well as acts of ‘staging’ in everyday life
- Urban planning and planned utopian spaces; pedagogical environments (e.g., the Halle ‘Schulstadt’)
- Coastal management and land reclamation
- Walking and early forms of flânerie
- Listening and acoustic environments
- Social, scientific, and environmental networks; “vision[s] of the world’s phenomena as being in constant ‘relation with each other” (Serpil Oppermann, Material Ecocriticism, 22)
Panelists are encouraged to consider what sorts of discursive forces are associated with the abovementioned material interventions and how they work to shape social/sociable spaces. To what extent is the physical environment itself endowed with agency?