This April 6 at 3 p.m. MDT, I’ll be giving another talk rooted in the research Dr. W. Ezekiel Goggin & I conducted for our book Mysticism & Materialism in the Wake of German Idealism (Routledge, 2022). More specifically, I’ll be focusing on Chapter 2, where we explore the interests of Romantic-era German authors like Franz Xaver von Baader in medieval mystics like Meister Eckhart. The talk will also revolve around the idea of the University of Ingolstadt — an institution linked both to Baader & to Mary Shelley’s Victor Frankenstein — as a locus for esoterica near the dawn of the nineteenth century.
The lecture will be part of our History Bites series here within MacEwan University’s Humanities Department. I am thankful to my colleague Dr. Aidan Forth for arranging this event.