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‘Über die Begierde der Weiber, Schriftstellerei zu treiben’: 1 Authorship and Gender

HELEN FRONIUS

in Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199210923
eISBN:
9780191705793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210923.003.02
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the intersection of gender discourses and concepts of authorship in Germany. It asks three questions. First, how were definitions of femininity used in the criticism of women ... More


Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

Helen Fronius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199210923
eISBN:
9780191705793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

German literature during the era of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1770-1820) was dominated by men. Women were discouraged from reading, and scorned as writers; Friedrich Schiller saw female writers as ... More


The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Dorothea von Mücke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century pietistic traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, this book unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of modern ... More


A Tangled Pastoral (1833–1835)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1833 to 1835. When Fuller returned home her family relocated to Groton, which she resented because of the almost ... More


Demonic Influences (1836–1839)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The concept of the demonic influence had figured prominently in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's works, especially in the closing sections of his autobiographical Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and ... More


German Studies

John L. Flood

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British scholarship with respect to German studies during the twentieth century. It explains that until 1925 the only work of modern German literature studied for the Modern and ... More


Goethe: From the “Confessions of a Beautiful Soul” to Poetry and Truth

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's presentation of “Confessions of a Beautiful Soul” in Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and contrasts it with his Poetry and Truth. The primary focus ... More


The Joys of Dilettantism (1843–1845)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By composing music for the first scene (H-U 389), Fanny effectively brought Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's verses out of the private library into the realm of “public” music making. To that end, she ... More


Symbolic Economies In Goethe’s: Die Wahlverwandtschaften

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1809 novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) to elucidate its depiction of the Tausch-Rausch (frenzy of exchange) within the ... More


A Precarious Balance: Rereading German Classicism

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno's arguments regarding the role of the concept of classicism in German literary history by focusing on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It considers Adorno's essay “On ... More


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