A special double issue of Publications of the English Goethe Society to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Martin Swales (UCL, UK) This volume collects papers from a conference held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in October 2010. The conference aimed to analyse how literary texts articulate (and give voice to) ideas and ideologies. In contrast to most philosophy, literature rarely makes claims to systematic conceptual rigour. Literary statements are always conjectural; they are also conditioned by the conventions of the genre in which they are made. Because literature is such a hypothetical medium of expression, it is uniquely suited to philosophical experimentation. Indeed, because literature invokes imagined or remembered experience, it functions as a laboratory in which ideas may be tested against experience. Literature's formal qualities, which allow for statement and counter-statement, move and counter-move, make it a highly sophisticated mode of discourse in which to test out ideas. Concepts can be played against each other, and genre conventions may be adhered to or subverted, in order to create multiple layers of signification. The papers presented are published here in this special issue of Publications of the English Goethe Society, and take account of German (or European) poetry, drama or prose literature from 1750 to the present day.
Articles: Bermuda's archaeology in context By Brent Fortenberry and Marley Brown III Archaeology in Bermuda By Richard M. Lowry The Western Ledge Reef Wreck: continuing research on the late 16th-/early 17th-century Iberian shipwreck from Bermuda By Piotr Bojakowski The Warwick: survey results of the early 17th-century Virginia Company ship By Piotr Bojakowski and Katie Custer Bojakowski Bermuda's 'Domesday Book': Richard Norwood's surveys and the development of the Somers Islands, 1616 - 63 By Michael Jarvis Ships, slaves and slipways: towards an archaeology of shipbuilding in Bermuda By Paul Belford The Bermuda house By Edward A. Chappell 'A brave cedar house': landscape archaeology at the Overplus House and Grove By John R. Triggs A lost Bermuda Governor: George Bruere's burial in context By Brent Fortenberry Proclaiming respectability across the colour line: headstones in St Peter's churchyard, St George's, Bermuda By Bruce S. Elliott Research Notes Geographical Information Systems and archaeology in Bermuda By Richard M. Lowry Lieutenant Thomas Hurd's Survey of Bermuda By Jessie Hallett Modelling St Peter's Church By Travis Parno The Casemate Barracks documentation project at the Royal Navy Dockyard, Bermuda By Wolfgang Neubauer, Matthias Kucera, Erich Nau, Karolin Kastowski and Klaus Locker Archaeology at Verdmont, an 18th-century Bermuda manor By Andrew M. Baylay and Zoe Brady Recent excavations at Whitehall, St George's By Jonathan Heck and Megan Southern Carving the exotic: confinement art in Bermuda By Deborah Atwood Concluding thoughts: looking to the future of archaeology in Bermuda By Brent Fortenberry and Marley Brown III