Programme 2020-2021


All events for the academic year 2020-21 will take place online.



29 October 2020

KEVIN HILLIARD (Oxford)
Neology vs. radical Enlightenment: Gotthilf Samuel Steinbart, Jakob Mauvillon, and Frederick the Great's Essai sur l'Amour-propre envisagé comme Principe de Morale (1770)
Preceded by a Council Meeting



26 November 2020

Ida Herz Lecture
KAROLINA WATROBA (Oxford)
Reluctant Readers: Marxists on Mann's Magic Mountain
21 January 2021

Wilkinson-Willoughby Lecture
ALFRED BRENDEL (London)
Naivety and Irony: Goethe's Musical Needs



Friday, 26 February 2021

The First Sixty Years of the EGS: A 135th-Anniversary Symposium
ANGUS NICHOLLS (London), FABIENNE SCHOPF (Stuttgart)
Diplomacy, Competition and Crisis: The English Goethe Society 1886-1914
W. DANIEL WILSON (London)
Challenges for the English Goethe Society, 1923-1945 (H. G. Fiedler, L. A. Willoughby, W. Rose)
Preceded by the AGM



18 March 2021
5.15 for 5.45 p.m.
By video link

STEFANIE STOCKHORST (Potsdam)
Goethe and the Aesthetics of Equestrian Art

Advance registration required: click here to book on the IMLR website
6 May 2021
5.15 for 5.45 p.m.
By video link

CLARK MUENZER (Pittsburgh)
"Daß ich Dich fassen möcht'": Tracking the Philosophical Concept in Goethe's 'Prometheus' and 'Ganymed'

Advance registration required: click here to book on the IMLR website