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Towards an Alternative History of the Age of Goethe

Project description

Re-examining German writers and philosophers, 1770-1830

The EU-funded AltHistory project will investigate the construction of German literature and thought between 1770 and 1830. Specifically, it addresses the issue of how literature developed at the time and why canonisation marginalised some writers and privileged others. The social and material contexts of three literary and philosophical case studies and their impact on later canonisation will be studied. Moreover, a range of sociological and historical methodologies will be applied to determine the role played by intermediaries. The project is expected to highlight the need for a more refined view of this important period in the history of German literature and philosophy.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Net EU contribution
€ 172 750,08
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data