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602. Poetics of Death

Saturday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 206, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century German Literature

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

1. "'Widerliche Galgenpoesie' as Cultural Practice in Southern Germany, 1750–1800," Magelone Bollen, Michigan State Univ.

2. "Why Write at Death's Door? Last Letters in Late-Eighteenth-Century German Literature," Marie Isabel Schlinzig, Univ. of Oxford

3. "Death Writes: Romantic Thanatopoetics," Martha B. Helfer, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

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  • German Literature – Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

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