Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 
Book — x, 292 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
Introduction : Connected by the ear
Part I. Scholarly persons, scholarly publics
From traditional to modern scholarly speech and Kant's provocation
"Hear him! hört ihn!" : scholarly lecturing in Berlin and the popular style of Karl Philipp Moritz
Enacting social communication in Fichte's 1794 "Several lectures on the vocation of the scholar"
Part II. Fictions of dialogue
Romantic literary criticism : staging oral sociability, staging the German nation
Romantic ideas of the university and the lecture as the "sanctuary of collective scholarly life"
Addressing the nation : political oratory and the monumentalization of the lecture
Conclusion : Toward an immanent critique of the Romantic lecture.
In this innovative new study, Sean Franzel charts the concurrent emergence of German Romantic pedagogy, the modern research university, and modern visions of the politically engaged scholar. At the heart of the pedagogy of Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, K. P. Moritz, A. W. Schlegel, Adam Muller, and others was the lecture, with its ability to attract listeners and to model an ideal discursive community, reflecting an era of revolution, reform, and literary, philosophical, and scientific innovation. Along with exploring the striking preoccupation of Romantic thinkers with the lecture and with its reverberations in print, Franzel argues that accounts of scholarly speech from this period have had a lasting impact on how the pedagogy, institutions, and medial manifestations of modern scholarship continue to be understood. (source: Nielsen Book Data)