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Thomas P. Saine

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Professor Emeritus, German
School of Humanities

PH.D., Yale University, 1968

Phone: (949) 824-6406
Fax: (949) 824-6416

University of California, Irvine
Dept. of German
Mail Code: 3150
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Eighteenth-century German literature, Goethe, Forster, Moritz
Research Abstract
Eighteenth-century German literature, cultural and intellectual history; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Karl Philipp Moritz, Georg Forster; Enlightenment; Germany and the French Revolution; eighteenth-century popular philosophy and theology; German settlers in North America in the eighteenth century.

See my web site for more detail and a complete bibliography.
Goethe Yearbook, Editor 1980-2000
Die aesthetische Theodizee: Karl Philipp Moritz und die Philosophie des 18. Jahrhunderts. Munich, 1971 (Wilhelm Fink Verlag).
Georg Forster. New York, 1972 (Twayne World Authors Series, 215).
Von der Kopernikanischen bis zur Franzoesischen Revolution: Die Auseinandersetzung der deutschen Fruehaufklaerung mit der neuen Zeit. Berlin, 1987 (Erich Schmidt Verlag).
Black Bread--White Bread: German Intellectuals and the French Revolution. Columbia, South Carolina, 1988 (Camden House).
The Problem of Being Modern, or The German Pursuit of Enlightenment from Leibniz to the French Revolution. Forthcoming: Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1997.
ACLS, Guggenheim (1983-1984)
Professional Societies
Goethe Society of North America
Modern Language Association
Goethegesellschaft Weimar
Deutsche Schillergesellschaft
Lessing Society
American Association of Teachers of German
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