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Thursday, 28 December

106. Sacrifice in the Work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8:30–9:45 a.m., Anthony, Loews

A special session

1. “The Failure of Sacrifice: The Cup in Gethsemane in Goethe’s Elective Affinities and The Sorrows of Young Werther,” Peter J. Schwartz, Boston Univ.

2. “Isaac and Iphigenie: Human Sacrifice and the Epistemology of Divine Intentions in Goethe,” Horst J. Lange, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

3. “Sacrificing the Community for the Individual in Faust,” David Pan, Penn State Univ., University Park

Respondent: Daniel Purdy, Penn State Univ., University Park

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