CFP: (MLA 2021 panel) Figurations of Despotism: Lessing's Aesthetics of Enlightenment, sponsored by the Lessing Society, Toronto (22.3.2020)

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"Figurations of Despotism: Lessing's Aesthetics of Enlightenment"

Call for Papers for the session sponsored by the Lessing Society, MLA Toronto, 2021


The issue of despotism figures prominently in Lessing’s writings scrutinizing its philosophical, theological, political, aesthetic, and philological features. How does Lessing’s writing enact the Enlightenment project of an open and free public sphere?

 

Please submit 250-words abstracts to Willi Goetschel, w.goetschel@utoronto.ca by March 22, 2020.