The international conference, entitled Goethe, Schiller: View from the 21st Century was launched at YSU Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology.
The one-day international conference, launched at YSU today, is the second similar initiative beginning with 2009, held by the Chair of Foreign Literature of the Romance and Germanic Philology Faculty.
During the conference 24 reports will be made, which will touch upon various manifestations and their reflections upon our reality in the works of two German eminent philosophers. It is significant that this conference will focus on Schiller and Goethe not only in the context of 18th century, but also the modern world. It means that they are also the participants of modern literature and life, - said in his opening speech the head of the foreign literature chair Ara Arakelyan.
The latter informed that all materials of the conference will be published in a separate collection. The conference was also attended by literary critics from Georgia, Russia and Karabakh.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German is great lyrist, writer and political figure. He has written numerous dramas and tragedies in the spirit of medieval and ancient Greek classical themes, which reflect the contemporary issues that concerned him, as well as moral-philosophical vital issues, but his most famous work is a tragic play in two parts Faust, which became the peak of the entire German poetry. By the way, Goethe�s works were translated into Armenian by Khachatur Abovyan.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller is German poet, historian, playwright and screenwriter. He has written poetic works, many researches, related to literature and art, prose many historic works. But his most significant works are his dramas which are the final stage and the peak of the XVIII century German democratic realist dramaturgy.