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Speaker: Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei (Baltimore/Oxford)

Recent environmentally-oriented scholarship on Goethe has focused on his conception of nature, life-oriented approach to empirical science, and observational studies of natural phenomena, while interest in the ecological themes of Goethe's literary works is also emerging. This lecture will explore how ecological themes in some of Goethe's literary works can be seen in light of contemporary notions of literary ecology, and address the tension between observation and imagination in Goethe's literary description of the natural world.

This English Goethe Society lecture will take place in Room G37 at the University of London Senate House and will be streamed via Zoom. All welcome; attendance free. Advance online booking is essential whether attending in person or online (please select appropriate ticket when registering).