Program

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introduction: Susanne Lettow

9:30 – 10:30 Andrea Gambarotto (Catholic University Louvain):
Conceiving Generation: The Notion of Bildungstrieb in “Romantic Biology” 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and Cookies

11:00 – 12:00 Jocelyn Holland (California Institute of Technology):
Rotation as Reproduction

12:00 – 13: 00 Barbara Orland (University of Basel):
The Secret Moment of Fecundation – Experimental and Philosophical Speculations at the Turn of the 19th Century

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney):
Herder’s Naturalism and Holism (comment: Stefani Engelstein)

15:00 – 16:00 Brigitte Hilmer (University of Basel):
Zeugung und Fortpflanzung bei Franz von Baader und Ignaz Paul Vital Troxler

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30– 17:30 Gregory Rupik (Freie Universität Berlin/University of Toronto):
Sex as Nature’s Summit? Goethe on Organisms, Teleology, and Reproduction

 

Saturday, July 7

9: 45 Welcome back

10:00– 11:00 Stefani Engelstein (Duke University):
Sexual Division and New Mythology: Goethe and Schelling

11:00 – 12:00 Christine Lehleiter (University of Toronto):
The Genealogy of Dwarfs: Reproduction and Desire in Goethe’s Neue Melusine

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Susanne Lettow (Freie Universität Berlin):
Reproduction, Territory and Human Diversity. Post-Kantian Articulations of „Race“ 

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 15:30 Summary and Discussion: Gregory Rupik