KONF: Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism – The 2018 Conference of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism, Sydney (6.-7.12.2018)

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The 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism will focus on conceptions of life in German Idealism and Romanticism and is hosted by the Department of Germanic Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 6-7 of December. For more information including the program and to register for the conference, please visit: https://www.thesgir.org/cfps---conference-announcements.html

Conference participants include:

– Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University): “Sculpture and the Touch of Art: Human Nature and Aesthetic Experience”

– Camilla Flodin (Södertörn University) confirmed: “Hölderlin and the Poetic Representation of Life”

– Ina Goy (University of Tübingen): “Goethe's metamorphosis of plants”

– Jennifer Mensch (Western Sydney University): "Between Form and Force: Goethe's Response to Blumenbach and Wolff"

– Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University): “An Organic Model of Schematism: A Post-Kantian Approach to Kant’s Theory of Judgment”

– Paul Redding (University of Sydney): “Hegel’s Logic in relation to Goethe’s Theory of Colours”

– Simon Lumsden (University of New South Wales): “Hegel’s Concept of Bildung”

– Rachel Falkenstern (Pennsylvania State University): “Hegel’s Conception of Second Nature in Tragic Drama”

– Nicolas Garcia Mills (University of Illinois, Chicago): “Hegel on Human Spirit, the Animal Soul and Nature”

– Karen Koch (Free University of Berlin): “The Hegelian Explanation of the Mechanic Inexplicability of Organisms”

– Lydia Moland (Colby College): “Life in Art: Hegel on the Organic in Architecture”

– Cat Moir (University of Sydney): “Life, Society, and Second Nature in Hegel’s System”

– Gerad Gentry (Lewis University and the University of Chicago): “The Ground of Hegel’s Logic of Life and the Unity of Reason: The Free Lawfulness of the Imagination”

– Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney): “Goethe and the Science of Life”


– Melissa Merritt (University of New South Wales)

– Stephen Gaukgroger (University of Sydney)

– Diego Bubbio (Western Sydney University)

– Heikki Ikäheimo (University of New South Wales)


– Gerad Gentry (Lewis University and the University of Chicago)

– Cat Moir (University of Sydney)

– Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney)