612: Lessing’s Histories

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Sheraton Grand - Colorado

Session Information


1: Lessing, Simonides, and the Architecture of Memory

Nicholas A. Rennie, Rutgers U, New Brunswick

2: Lessing, Fable Theory, and the Principle of Reduction

Beate Allert, Purdue U, West Lafayette

3: Irony and Historical Truth: Lessing on Reimarus on Christianity

Joseph Haydt, U of Chicago

4: ‘Die kürzeste Linie ist nicht immer die gerade’: Deviations of History in Lessing’s Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts

Michael McGillen, Dartmouth C


Peter Alexander Gilgen, Cornell U