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Beyond Assimilation

Nicholas Cook

in The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195170566
eISBN:
9780199871216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Often seen as the summation of Schenker's work but in fact an extreme development of its tendencies towards abstraction, Free Composition (1935) can be understood as a form of “inner emigration”, a ... More


Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


The Geological Unconscious: German Literature and the Mineral Imaginary

Jason Groves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288106
eISBN:
9780823290475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Already in the nineteenth century, German-language writers were contending with the challenge of imagining and accounting for a planet whose volatility bore little resemblance to the images of the ... More


Blind spots of narration? Ekphrasis and Laocoön digressions in the novel

Catriona MacLeod (ed.)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Laocoön essay of 1766 has long been understood as a pivotal moment in the demarcation of the spatializing properties of the plastic arts versus the temporal or narrative ... More


Average Life (Grillparzer, Stifter, and the Art of Prosaic Reality)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on realist attempts to redefine greatness by inverting aesthetics' traditional hierarchies, juxtaposing Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's thesis on the “end of art” with Heinrich ... More


Moss (Stifter)

Samuel Frederick

in The Redemption of Things: Collecting and Dispersal in German Realism and Modernism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501761553
eISBN:
9781501761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501761553.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Adalbert Stifter's late story “Der Kuß von Sentze” (The kiss of Sentze, 1866). In the story, moss collecting offers an escape from the self-defeating impasse of collecting ... More


Infrastructure: Civilian Border Travel and Travelogues

Yuliya Komska

in The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226154190
eISBN:
9780226154220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226154220.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Once the economic miracle boosted disposable incomes and increased motorization, a “travel wave” engulfed West Germany. On domestic tourist maps and atlases, the Iron Curtain loomed large. To trace ... More


Many Stranded Stones: Stifter’s Spectral Landscapes

Jason Groves

in The Geological Unconscious: German Literature and the Mineral Imaginary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288106
eISBN:
9780823290475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288106.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter examines how stones serve as witnesses to historical trauma in Adalbert Stifter’s realist novellas collected in Many-colored Stones, how attempts to downplay those histories and ... More


The Shock of the Earth: Benjamin’s Unarticulated Ground

Jason Groves

in The Geological Unconscious: German Literature and the Mineral Imaginary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288106
eISBN:
9780823290475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288106.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter unearths Walter Benjamin’s dispersed remarks on a figure of shock, the Erschütterung, in order to mark a shift from theorizing sudden disturbances toward registering a deeper time of ... More


Burn Name Burn: Adalbert Stifter

Laurence A. Rickels

in Aberrations of Mourning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675951
eISBN:
9781452947167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the funerary rite of cremation. Cremation was first introduced during a time came when no crypt would be safe from desecration by entrepreneurs whose escapades yielded ... More


Nuclearity and Its Discontents

Adrian Daub

in The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226737737
eISBN:
9780226737904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226737904.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, conservative philosophy in Germany discovered the dynasty as a tool for criticizing both Enlightenment philosophy and more progressive forms of Romantic thought. ... More


The Invention of Climatography

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces a nineteenth-century genre that aimed to make atmospheric data meaningful to readers of diverse backgrounds. Climatography emerged as an environmental genre in the middle of ... More


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