Professor Williams & Professor Schneider recently published

This volume is based on the proceedings of the 23rd St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture which occurred March 31-April 2, 2016 and was organized by Professors Gerhild Scholz Williams and Christian Schneider.

Knowledge in motion is also knowledge about motion, that leads to transfer and translation. Knowledge in motion varies. It may be “book knowledge” (Buchwissen), including religious knowledge, as well as “experiential knowledge” (Erfahrungswissen). We set knowledge in motion physically, by traveling, mentally, by translating, or communicating to and with unfamiliar cultures. Merging storytelling with the distribution of knowledge acquired and presented by fictional characters “on the move,” literary texts become the venue of imaginary movements of knowledge and serve as a medium for experimenting with motions of knowledge.

Seventeen scholars from the US and abroad explored this theme, across a wide range of topics.