Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century German Literature

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Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature

How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the long eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome. Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Eleanor ter Horst at

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