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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


Dante’s Long Road to the German Library: Literary Reception from Early Romanticism Until the Late Nineteenth Century

Eva Hölter

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows that Dante never was an ‘easy’ author and neither was his road to the German library during the long nineteenth century. It follows the first steps towards Dante undertaken by the ... More


Conclusion: The Medieval Author in the Text

Sebastian Coxon

in The Presentation of Authorship in Medieval German Literature 1220-1290

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160175
eISBN:
9780191716379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160175.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Michel Foucault's analysis of the author as a variable function has led to the re-evaluation of authorship for a number of historical periods. This chapter considers several of the particulars of ... More


Introduction: The Author In The Text

Sebastian Coxon

in The Presentation of Authorship in Medieval German Literature 1220-1290

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160175
eISBN:
9780191716379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160175.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to shed further light on authorship in the Middle Ages by examining its ‘presentation’ in German ... More


Under the Sword of the Spanish Inquisition:: The Sephardic Legacy and the Making of Middlebrow Classics

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines historical fiction that emerged in the nineteenth century. Among these is Die Marannen [The Marranos] by Phöbus Philippson (1807–1870), which represents an important launching ... More


Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces a long-standing concern with issues of authorship throughout the work of Günter Grass, Germany's best-known contemporary writer and public intellectual. Through detailed ... More


Conclusion

Debbie Pinfold

in The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the extent in which the German preoccupation with the child is embedded in the deeper artistic and moral concerns of post-war German literature. The interest in the childlike ... More


Introduction: Writing under Weimar

David Midgley

in Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151791
eISBN:
9780191672835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine how the changing nature of German society is critically reflected in the literature of the Weimar period, and how ... More


Introduction: The ‘Exotic’ and the Geographical Imagination in Modern German Literature

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introductory chapter describes the exotic within the context of the geographical imagination in modern German literature. The notion of the ‘exotic’ is defined as a relational and mobile concept, ... More


Introduction

Ritchie Robertson

in The ‘Jewish Question’ in German Literature 1749–1939: Emancipation and its Discontents

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248889
eISBN:
9780191697784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The ‘Jewish Question’, the problem concerning the position of Jews in Germany and Austria, was widely discussed from the 1770s onwards. Emancipation culminated in 1871 with the bestowal of equal ... More


Afterglow: Chernobyl and the Everyday

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Chs. 4 and 5, focuses on two German novels about the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Christa Wolf’s Accident: A Day’s News and Gabriele Wohmann’s Sound of the Flute. Both ... More


Rudolf Von Ems And The Art Of Authorial Self-Reference

Sebastian Coxon

in The Presentation of Authorship in Medieval German Literature 1220-1290

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160175
eISBN:
9780191716379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160175.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses the texts of Rudolf von Ems and his significance for the period 1220-90. Rudolf occupies a special position in the first half of the 13th century by virtue of the extent to ... More


John Malcolm Sabine Pasley 1926–2004

T. J. Reed

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Malcolm Pasley achieved a unique authority as a British scholar in a major area of German literary scholarship, the work of Franz Kafka (1883–1924). Good scholars are often blessed with serendipity, ... More


Middlebrow Culture in Pursuit of Romance:: Love, Fiction, and the Virtues of Marrying In

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines German-Jewish romance fiction in the nineteenth century, a genre that neither had a long shelf life nor inspired any direct imitators. None of the actual specimens of this genre ... More


Herta Müller

Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This volume is a critical companion to the works of Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Müller (1953-) is a Romanian-German novelist, essayist and producer of collages ... More


Between Retrospection and Prospection

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter challenges the notion that the literary interest in the past reflects the ideological convictions, mental states, and moral standing of the author and his or her community. It traces the ... More


Unexpected Connections: Anglo-German Contexts in Pre-1790s Britain

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter establishes the historical background for the book. By drawing on previously little-used materials (from unpublished archival manuscripts to court records, book history, philosophy, ... More


‘Weiber=Apologeten’ and ‘Mode-Misogyne’: 1 Ideologies of 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/9780199210923.003.01
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

In 18th-century Germany, gender roles were not yet normative, but in the process of being negotiated. Both men and women played an active part in this process. This chapter describes the development ... 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


Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The exotic, it is demonstrated in this book, provokes central questions about the modern self and the spaces it inhabits as reflected in major works of German literature and in the philosophy and art ... More


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