About the editors: Heike Bartel is Lecturer in German at Nottingham University. After research in Bonn and Oxford she complete her DPhil dissertation on Friedrich Hölderlin’s translations. She has published on the classical age, post-1945 Germany and translation studies.
Brian Keith-Smith retired after 36 years teaching in Bristol University and research at Marbach. Senior Research Professor (Hon. D. Litt) for Mellen, he lives in Bristol and Carnac. He published monographs on Johannes Bobrowski and Lothar Schreyer, edited several volumes including the Encyclopedia of German Women Writers, and wrote numerous articles. He also lectures on art for NADFAS, with two tours in Australia in 2000, and reviews books for leading periodicals.2000 0-7734-7551-6
This volume presents 18 essays by specialists from German, Britain, Ireland and Australia on Goethe and Goethe-reception that reflect the wide variety of topics discussed at the conference ‘Goethes offene Tafel’ June 1999 at Windsor. There is an introduction by editor Heike Bartel, several illustrations, and each contribution has summaries in English and German. These papers open new lines of enquiry and brings reassessments of debts to Goethe by later writers.