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(Taylor & Francis, 2018-10-31)Goethe famously includes performances of tableaux vivants in Die Wahlverwandtschaften. The tableau vivant bridges social classes, kinship models, and diverse aesthetic media (painting, sculpture, and drama). This essay ...
The Skull as Mediator between Object and Subject: Gall’s Phrenology and Goethe’s Scientific Method (Taylor & Francis, 2018-07-05)The article considers Goethe’s engagement with the doctrines of Franz Joseph Gall, the founder of phrenology. Using the sketch of their first face-to-face meeting in the Tag- und Jahreshefte of 1805 as a guide, it argues ...