Proceedings of WU German Dept. “Knowledge in Motion” 2016 Symposium available in print and online

The proceedings of the WU Germanic Languages and Literatures Department’s 2016 sympoisum “Knowledge in Motion: Constructing Transcultural Experience in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods (1200–1750)” have recently been published online and in print as a special issue of Daphnis (Band 45, Heft 3-4 (2017)). The proceedings were edited by Drs.Gerhild Williams and Christian Schneider.

Contents: Welterleben/Weiterleben : on vectopia in Georg Forster, Alexander von Humboldt, and Adelbert von Chamisso / Ottmar Ette — Knowledge, hybridity, and the King of the Crane-Heads : Herzog Ernst B, Herzog Ernst G, and the Forchheim Crane-Head / Markus Stock — ‘Wandering’ scholars in the beginning of printing / Jan-Dirk Müller — Northern encounters : Michael Heberer, an early modern German traveler to Sweden / Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre — Persian words of wisdom travel to the West : seventeenth-century European translations of Saʻdī’s Gulistan / Elio Brancaforte — The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) : moving bodies, transforming lives, shifting knowledge / Sigrun Haude — Women’s networks of knowledge : the emblem book as Stammbuch / Mara R. Wade — Die Welterfahrung des Autodidakten : Fremde Länder und Sprachen in den Büchern Leonhard Thurneyssers zum Thurm / Tobias Bulang — Cosmic dreams : fiction, non-fiction, and metaphor in early-modern lunar travel narratives (Johannes Kepler, Somnium, Cyrano de Bergerac, Voyage dans la lune; Athanasius Kircher, Iter exstaticum) / Christian Schneider — Knowledge in motion between fiction and non-fiction : epic poems and didactic poetry in the seventeenth century (Martin Opitz and George Greflinger) / Dirk Werle — The traffic in knowledge in the Winter nights of Antonio de Eslava, Mattäus Drummer von Papenpach, and Johann Beer / Lynne Tatlock — Women’s religious actions in the German sectors of the early modern world / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks — From the Harz Mountains to the Atlantic and back again, or, Johann Gottfried Schnabel’s journalistic efforts and his Wunderliche Fata einiger Seefahrer (Insel Felsenburg) / Matthias Meyer — Going far, staying near : mobility and knowledge in Ottoman Eurasia (Busbecq, Lorck, Happel, Speer) / Gerhild Scholz Williams.

For additional information on this symposium as well as others, see the webpage on the St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture series.

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis