A Pedagogy of Observation 

Vance Byrd, associate professor of German, authored A Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture (2017), part of Bucknell University Press’s New Studies in the Age of Goethe series. The book identifies how the German bourgeois intelligentsia created literature as panoramic stages both for self-representation and as a venue for critiquing modern life. These written panoramas, so to speak, helped German readers see before their eyes industrial transformations, urban development, scientific exploration, and new possibilities for social interactions.