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Theories and Practices of the Doppelgänger

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter gives an overview of the manifestations of the Doppelgäanger in literary practice and sets up a survey of theoretical positions on the double, which will both stand as objects of ... More


The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Caroline Ruddell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692026
eISBN:
9780748697052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen critically appraises the representation, or mediation, of identity in film and television through a thorough analysis of doppelgangers and ... More


The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Andrew J. Webber

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Ever since its literary coinage in Jean Paul's novel, Siebenkäs (1796), the concept of Doppelgänger has had significant influence upon representations of the self in German literature. This study ... More


Life, Death, and Birth of the Doppelgänger in Jean Paul

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses the presence of the Doppelgäanger in Jean Paul's texts. In his first novel, Die unsichtbare Loge (The Invisible Lodge), the double has no immediate bodily presence, but is ... More


Cases of Double Trouble in Kleist

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers in detail two works of Heinrich von Kleist, where he goes beyond the sorts of dualistic patterns of characterization and plot which feature throughout his writing to more fully ... More


Double Agencies in the Novelle of Poetic Realism

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses cases of doubling in the Novelle genre of 19th-century German literature. These are forms of narrative which treat the mysterious and the antisocial, giving account of those ... More


Gothic Revivals: The Doppelgänger in the Age of Modernism

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The turn of the 19th century saw a widespread Gothic revival, a cult of Romantic fantasy, which rehearsed the attitudes and forms of Romanticism. This chapter gives a synoptic account of the ... More


Navigating the Triadic Universe: Three Compositional Scripts

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 6 presents three analytic scripts for navigating the triadic universe, and shows how those scripts and their compositional instantiations are represented using the concepts and geometries ... More


The Partisan and His Doppelganger: The Case of Primo Levi

Ilona Klein

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Published in 1982, “Se non ora, quando?” (If Not Now, When?) is Primo Levi's first novel proper. Perhaps, Primo Levi regretted not fully living life as an Italian Jewish partisan that he re-created ... More


The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Doppelgänger or Double presents literature as the “double” of philosophy. There are historical reasons for this. The genesis of the Doppelgänger is literature's response to the ... More


Introduction, or the Reflections of the Doppelgänger: Mirroring is the Primary Phenomenon of Ideology.

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter introduces the concept of the Doppelgänger. It argues that the Doppelgänger is an operative or effective presence to the extent that it affects the undoing of the ... More


Introduction

Caroline Ruddell

in The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692026
eISBN:
9780748697052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction outlines how split identity frequents the silver screen continually across a range of genres and introduces the multifaceted ways the double or fragmented identity function onscreen. ... More


Pendant: Celan, Büchner, and the Terrible Voice of the Meridian

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on the title Celan gave to his 1960 speech delivered on the occasion of his reception of the Büchner Prize for Literature. While critics tend to understand the title word ... More


Uncanny doubles: part one

Sarah Annes Brown

in A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which emphasises the importance of the interplay between an uncanny phenomenon in the text and an uncanny affect in the reader, holds that the uncanny is both a ‘foreign body’ and ... More


Uncanny doubles: part two

Sarah Annes Brown

in A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter charts the progress of the Doppelgänger in later twentieth- and twenty-first-century fiction. As the genre established itself more securely, the possibilities for complex allusive ... More


A double dose of death in Iginio Ugo Tarchetti’s ‘I fatali’

Christina Petraglia

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter posits a psychoanalytic reading of Iginio Ugo Tarchetti’s short story ‘I fatali’ (‘The Fated Ones’) published posthumously in the collection Racconti fantastici (Fantastic Tales) ... More


Doppelgamers: Video Games and Gothic Choice

Michael Hancock

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores gothic elements encoded into the narrative and the very act of choice that govern video games. These elements both reinforce and expose the lie of rational choice that ... More


The Body of the Other Woman

Julia C. Bullock

in The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833879
eISBN:
9780824870836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833879.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the function of the body of the Other Woman as a trope for expressing the highly ambivalent attitude toward intimacy among women by focusing on three works of fiction: “On the ... More


Dissociation and Declamation in Schubert’s Heine Songs

David Ferris

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The texts of ‘Der Atlas’ and ‘Der Doppelgänger’, like many of the poems in Heine’s Buch der Lieder, are concerned with the themes of memory and loss. One unusual feature that these two poems share is ... More


Disability, Self-Critique and Failure in Schubert’s ‘Der Doppelgänger’

Benjamin Binder

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One commonly acknowledged indicator of ‘late style’ in music is self-critique. At the end of a long career, a composer subjects his or her musical language to a rigorous deconstructive analysis, ... More


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