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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
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Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
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ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
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Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
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Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
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Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Foro de Profesores de E/LE     Open Access  

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Journal Cover Goethe Yearbook
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   ISSN (Print) 0734-3329 - ISSN (Online) 1940-9087
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  • Introduction: The Poetics of Space in the Goethezeit
    • Abstract: The field of german Studies in the twenty-first century has been shaped in no small measure by the spatial or topographical turn in the social sciences and humanities. Two important scholarly anthologies edited on either side of the Atlantic indicate the breadth of this critical idiom: Topographien der Literatur: Deutsche Literatur im transnationalen Kontext, edited by Hartmut Böhme; and Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture, edited by Jaimey Fisher and Barbara Mennel.1 Fittingly, in organizing these collections, the respective editors have chosen to apply models associated with the critical turn in question. Thus, the four sections of Böhme's anthology are headed ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Theater of Anamnesis: The Spaces of Memory and the Exteriority of Time
           in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
    • Abstract: When Wilhelm suffers his first great loss in the Lehrjahre, that of Mariane, he recovers his spirits on his travels by re-immersing himself in the natural world. He is revived by the rejuvenating power of nature, but also by the animating power of memory:alle erduldeten Schmerzen waren aus seiner Seele weggewaschen, und mit völliger Heiterkeit sagte er sich Stellen aus verschiedenen Gedichten … die an diesen einsamen Plätzen scharenweis seinem Gedächtnisse zuflossen. Auch erinnerte er sich mancher Stellen aus seinen eigenen Liedern, die er mit einer besondern Zufriedenheit rezitierte. Er belebte die Welt, die vor ihm lag, mit allen Gestalten der Vergangenheit, und jeder Schritt in die Zukunft war ihm voll Ahnung ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Affective Enclosures: The Topography and Topoi of Goethe's
           Autobiographical Childhood
    • Abstract: Near the beginning of Goethe's autobiography Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit, the narrator describes a series of enclosures that the child Goethe overlooks as he strolls along Frankfurt's city walls.Gärten, Höfe, Hintergebäude ziehen sich bis an den Zwinger heran; man sieht mehreren tausend Menschen in ihre häuslichen, kleinen, abgeschlossenen, verborgenen Zustände. Von dem Putz- und Schaugarten des Reichen zu den Obstgärten des für seinen Nutzen besorgten Bürgers, von da zu Fabriken, Bleichplätzen und ähnlichen Anstalten, ja bis zum Gottesacker selbst—denn eine kleine Welt lag innerhalb des Bezirks der Stadt—ging man an dem mannigfaltigsten, wunderlichsten, mit jedem Schritt sich verändernden Schauspiel ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Blind Spots as Projection Spaces in Die Wahlverwandtschaften
    • Abstract: In the opening chapter of Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities, 1809) Charlotte positions Eduard in her newly finished "Mooshütte" or summer-house in such a way "daß er durch Türe und Fenster die verschiedenen Bilder, welche die Landschaft gleichsam im Rahmen zeigten, auf einen Blick übersehen konnte"1 ("so that through windows and door he could oversee at a glance the different views, in which the landscape appeared like a sequence of framed pictures").2 In expressing his admiration for the instantaneous overview, Eduard nevertheless includes the detractor: "Nur eines habe ich zu erinnern … die Hütte scheint mir etwas zu eng" ("my only criticism … would be that one is … a little cramped here"). With his ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disorientation in Novalis or "The Subterranean Homesick Blues"
    • Abstract: German Romantic literature rests on unstable ground. For example, Friedrich Schlegel's notion of Romantic irony as a "permanente Parekbase" (permanent parabasis)1 denies the authority of a single vantage point. As parabasis—the Greek term for the chorus stepping out of the action of the play and addressing an ode to the audience—irony is the constant possibility of assuming another subject position, of viewing and representing the world from a different and even contradictory angle. Whether in Brentano's Godwi (1800/1801), where the narrator dies before the end of the novel and the protagonist completes the narration, or in Tieck's Der gestiefelte Kater (Puss in Boots, 1797), where the audience becomes part of the ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Selfhood, Sovereignty, and Public Space in Die italienische Reise, "Das
           Rochus-Fest zu Bingen," and Dichtung und Wahrheit, Book Five
    • Abstract: The following consideration of a few autobiographical texts by Goethe in terms of the "spatial turn" argues for the importance of the loss of self and personal identity in spatialized aesthetic experiences and the reconstitution of that identity not in individual becoming—the self-referential processing of the spatial environment—but by analogy to the constitution of external space, especially, but not only, urban public spaces. The representation of observed and lived space in the texts I shall read joins anachronisms and contradictions, present and past, high and low, self and other, in a form of symbolization made expressly for the condensation of spatial experience. This symbolic form, an aspect of what Goethe ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spatial Mobilization: Kleist's Strategic Road Map for the Berliner
           Abendblätter and Tactical Displacements in the "Tagesbegebenheiten"
    • Abstract: According to Carl von Clausewitz's famous dictum, war is the continuation of politics by other means. Kleist's Berliner Abendblätter (BA), I argue, can be characterized similarly as the continuation of war by means of the printing press, which allows for the wide distribution of concealed, politically explosive messages in the medium of ambiguous news reports and anecdotes instead of weapons. Recent studies have explored how Kleist's poetry reflects the profound practical and theoretical transformations of warfare during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the guerilla counter-insurgences.1 This article aims to complement these interpretations by showing how the geopolitical changes and subsequent societal ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Daseyn enthüllen": Zum mediengeschichtlichen Kontext von Friedrich
           Heinrich Jacobis Eduard Allwills Papiere
    • Abstract: Mitte Februar 1774 schreibt Goethe an Sophie von La Roche: "Nach Düsseldorf kann und mag ich nicht, Sie wissen dass mirs mit gewissen Bekandtschafften geht wie mit gewissen Ländern, ich könnte hundertjahre Reisender seyn ohne Beruf dahin zu fühlen."1 Düsseldorf ist bekanntlich der Wohnsitz des ehemaligen Kaufmanns, Hofkammerrats und "homme de lettres" Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi und zeitweilig auch der seines Bruders Johann Georg Jacobi, die Goethe als repräsentative Vertreter der Empfindsamkeit wahrnimmt und die er in der verloren gegangenen Farce "Das Unglück der Jacobis" (1772) verspottet hatte. Die öffentliche Darstellung der Gefühle, wie sie im publizierten Briefwechsel von Johann Georg Jacobi und Johann Wilhelm ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Horror of Coming Home: Integration and Fragmentation in Caroline de la
           Motte Fouqué's "Der Abtrünnige"
    • Abstract: Caroline de la Motte Fouqué's Gothic short story "Der Abtrünnige" (The Turn Coat, 1816) opens on the evening of August 7th 1814, moments before King Friedrich Wilhelm III's regiment returns from the battlefield to Berlin, heralded with a burst of patriotic imagery and pomp. The Prussian eagle on the flag seems to circle above the newly liberated capital city; braziers illuminate the Opernplatz; and the streets of Berlin fill with a sea of lights shining amid laurels and flowers. A crowd waits in tense, silent anticipation until the king appears, in all of his regal glory; "Er wird die Sonne der Nacht" (112; he becomes the sun of the night).1 Transformed into the very source of light, the king embodies Prussian ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Form and Contention: Sati as Custom in Günderrode's "Die
           Malabarischen Witwen"
    • Abstract: In Die Günderode, her fictionalized biography of the poet Karoline von Günderrode,1 Bettine von Arnim conspicuously excludes her beloved friend's suicide from the plot. In its place, she intersperses the novel with previously unpublished texts by Günderrode, and ends the novel with the image of a rose bush full of life—so much life, in fact, that the number of its blossoms corresponds to the years in Günderrode's life: "mit siebenundzwanzig Knospen, das sind Deine Jahre, ich habe sie freudig gezählt und daß es grad Deine Jahre trifft das freut mich so" (with twenty-seven buds, exactly your years, I counted them happily, and the fact that they perfectly match your years—that cheers me so).2I cite this moment for its ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Absolute Signification and Ontological Inconsistency in E. T. A.
           Hoffmann's Der Sandmann
    • Abstract: "Der ächte philosophische Akt ist Selbsttödtung, dies ist der reale Anfang aller Philosophie, dahin geht alles Bedürfniß des philosophischen Jüngers, und nur dieser Akt entspricht allen Bedingungen und Merkmalen der transcendendalen Handlung."1[The true philosophical act is the putting to death of the self, this is the real beginning of all philosophy, and every need of the philosophical disciple goes in this direction, and only this act corresponds to all the conditions and characteristics of the transcendental attitude.]These words, written by Novalis, declare that philosophy begins in an act of self-destruction, or more precisely formulated: all properly philosophical acts aim to destroy the self. This demand is ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Educational Environments: Narration and Education in Campe, Goethe, and
           Kleist
    • Abstract: In the extensive discussion of the emergence of a modern concept of childhood in the eighteenth century—and the controversy Philippe Ariès caused by suggesting its absence before then1—relatively little attention has been given to changing conceptions of the "environment" (Umwelt) that is thought to surround a child and influence its upbringing. This is surprising, not only because today it is commonplace to assume that the environment in which a child grows up—be it social, cultural, familial, economical, or other—is of utmost significance for the child's development,2 but also because there were significant changes in meaning and importance of the concept of environment around 1800. A brief historical comparison ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "War Goethe ein Mohammedaner?": Goethes West-östlicher Divan (1819) als
           Spiegelungsfläche in Thomas Lehrs September. Fata Morgana (2010)
    • Abstract: Die provokante Frage "War Goethe ein Mohammedaner?" stellte Manfred Osten im Jahre 2002 in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung.1 Er schaltete sich damit in eine Debatte ein, die durch die Ereignisse des 11. September 2001 ausgelöst worden war. Dass diese Frage in Zeiten, in denen unter dem Eindruck zunehmender Migration und Fremdenfeindlichkeit erbittert darüber gestritten wird, ob der Islam zu Deutschland gehöre,2 eine neue Aktualität gewonnen hat, zeigt ein Essay von Martin Walser aus dem Jahre 2016, in dem dieser die Lektüre von Ostens Aufsatz empfiehlt.3 Osten, der als Goethekenner und -liebhaber einen guten Ruf hat,4 weist in seinem Artikel auf Goethes Hymnus Mahomets Gesang (1772/73) und vor allem auf den ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
           (review)
    • Abstract: To translate a text requires a unique skill set involving knowledge of the subject, acquaintance with the targeted material, and the keenest technical facility for rendering the idiom of one language into another. Translating Goethe's Faust is all the more daunting because it requires a clear understanding of the German Enlightenment as well as of the cultural and philosophical underpinnings of this monumental work. Moreover, any new translation of Faust is doubly problematic because it invariably lends itself to comparisons with previous successful editions: the Walter Kaufmann, Peter Salm, and Barker Fairley versions of the sixties (Doubleday, 1961); the Walter Arndt and Cyrus Hamlin Faust from the seventies ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe's Faust and Cultural Memory: Comparatist Interfaces ed. by Lorna
           Fitzsimmons (review)
    • Abstract: Rarely does a collected volume live up to the promise of its title as emphatically as Lorna Fitzsimmons's Goethe's Faust and Cultural Memory. The "comparatist interfaces" invoked by the subtitle is a phrase that so often glides meaninglessly by, but not here. Fitzsimmons's theoretically rich introduction argues for Faust as an agent of "magian mnemotechny": "To conceive of Goethe's Faust as a form of cultural mnemotechny points to the drama's function as a means, both external and internal, by which memories are reconstructed and negotiated and new information processed" (2). With admirable succinctness, Fitzsimmons thereby situates Faust within a horizon of interpretation that reaches back to ancient mnemotechny ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lorbeerkranz und Palmenzweig: Streifzüge im Gebiet des poetischen Lobs by
           Johannes Anderegg (review)
    • Abstract: "Streifzüge" auf dem weiten Feld des poetischen Lobs nennt Johannes Anderegg seinen jüngsten Beitrag zur literarischen Ästhetik, dem Lebensthema des distinguierten St. Galler Germanisten. Die Bezeichnung "Streifzüge" signalisiert in sympathischer Bescheidung den bewusst unsystematischen Charakter des Unternehmens: "Wer sich auf einen Streifzug begibt, will Eindrücke gewinnen und Erfahrungen sammeln, er orientiert sich aber nicht an den 'scenic views,' die ihm von anerkannten Wanderkarten in Aussicht gestellt werden, sondern nimmt sich die Freiheit, an oft Bewundertem achtlos vorbeizugehen und da zu verweilen, wo ihn etwas überrascht, irritiert, berührt oder auch amüsiert" (9). Man folgt Anderegg auf seinen ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ungleiche Gleichgesinnte: Die Beziehung zwischen Goethe und Schiller,
           1794–98 by Gerrit Brüning (review)
    • Abstract: My earliest image of German literary culture was of the replica of the Goethe-Schiller monument from Weimar in the Poets' Garden in Cleveland, where I was taken as a schoolboy. As I studied my way into the field, the image remained stable for a time, as an axis that separated epochs and as a sign of an extraordinarily productive collaboration. However, when I noticed in Weimar that Goethe is a little taller than Schiller, which I believe was not the case in life, I began to wonder if the image had been manipulated to manufacture a narrative, and the Goethe-Schiller correspondence began to make me uneasy. I thought I detected stresses, asymmetries, irritations, and partly subliminal impatience and annoyance. In a ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethes Freunde in Gotha und Weimar by Sigrid Damm (review)
    • Abstract: Goethes Freunde in Gotha und Weimar, Sigrid Damm's seventh "Goethe book," opens by asking us to imagine what Goethe's life might have been like had he gone to Gotha on his return from Italy, as was rumored he might, rather than to Weimar. Thus, "stellen wir uns vor" (10), Damm's hermeneutic method, which shows affinities with a masterwork of this narrative style, Christa Wolf's Kein Ort. Nirgends. Since Damm was born in Gotha, it is not surprising that she would be drawn to speculate concerning Goethe's relationship with the neighboring duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.The relationship can be divided into two phases. The first lasts from 1779 until 1806, during which there occur increasingly cordial relations with ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Eye and the Gaze: Goethe and the Autobiographical Subject by Evelyn K.
           Moore (review)
    • Abstract: Evelyn Moore explores the evolution of Goethe's autobiographical "I/eye" through the lens of a poetics aimed at creating a new way of seeing and being in the world. Moore focalizes her argument through passages that emphasize visual moments in Goethe's oeuvre. Contrasting Goethe's "lebendige Anschauung" with dictatorial ways of viewing the world exemplified by thinkers like Lavater and Newton, who both sought to fix external reality through the categorical determinations of fundamental inner truths, Moore lays claim to neither a biographical nor a post-Freudian psychoanalytical interpretation of Goethe's works. Instead, she focuses on scenes that contain metareflections on language and vision and that have ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mehr Licht: Goethe mit Newton im Streit um die Farben by Olaf L.
           Müller (review)
    • Abstract: There can be little doubt that Goethe's scientific writings are experiencing a boom. Long the domain of erudite specialists and a subject of near discomfort to admirers of Goethe's vast corpus of poetic works, Goethe's morphological notebooks and study of color have recently been approached with more trenchant, less positivistic methodologies. Perhaps because of the productive overlaps between literary studies and the history of science, particularly within the German context, Goethe's scientific exertions have seemed to contemporary scholars more fruitful for close analysis than previously thought. Not only have Goethe's morphological writings become central to the analysis of his concept of artistic form, but the ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe and Judaism: The Troubled Inheritance of Modern Literature by Karin
           Schutjer (review)
    • Abstract: Schutjer's monograph tackles a topic that has been a subject of debate for more than a century and puts forth a powerful, original, and sophisticated argument grounded in both careful, conscientious close readings of texts by Goethe and a deep sense of historical context. Over the decades, numerous scholars have cataloged, categorized, and studied Goethe's various statements on Jews and Judaism, typically evaluating them in biographical terms to argue whether Goethe was anti-Semitic or philo-Semitic. Schutjer certainly integrates biographical approaches into her study, but she steers clear of the pitfalls of linking Goethe to later forms of anti- and philo-Semitism or studying Goethe in the shadow of the Holocaust. ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present by Kirk Wetters (review)
    • Abstract: Disciples of the demonic will know that Kirk Wetters's book is not the only recent study of this notoriously slippery topic: Angus Nicholls's monograph Goethe's Concept of the Demonic: After the Ancients (Camden House, 2006) investigated its ancient roots in Platonic philosophy and traced its development in the poetics of the Sturm und Drang and Romanticism. The title of Wetters's new book, Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present, could give the impression that he has written a study that commences where Nicholls left off. This could not be further from the truth, for as Wetters convincingly argues, das Dämonische is not a concept, and it does not, strictly speaking, have a history that predates Goethe. Drawing ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Translation from German into English of Joseph von Eichendorff's
           Romantic Novel Ahnung und Gegenwart (1815) by Joseph von Eichendorff
           (review)
    • Abstract: It is a notable event for students of Romanticism and general readers alike that renowned scholars Dennis F. Mahoney and Maria A. Mahoney have prepared the first English translation of Ahnung und Gegenwart (1815). Indeed, it is the first translation of this unjustly neglected novel into any language at all. The authors hope that this groundbreaking example of a late Romantic narrative with its ethereal and musical poetic inclusions will serve as a text for college classes in several disciplines while opening the way for specialists in comparative literature and other humanities or social sciences to integrate consideration of this novel into their scholarship.The sturdy paperback format of this book with its ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Die Welt in Bildern: Erfahrungen und Evidenz in Friedrich J. Bertuchs
           Bilderbuch für Kinder by Silvy Chakkalakal (review)
    • Abstract: Silvy Chakkalakal's well-researched analysis of the pictorial as an epistemological category represents the height of interdisciplinary inquiry into the field of European ethnology. Based on her dissertation, Die Welt in Bildern examines Friedrich Justin Bertuch's Bilderbuch für Kinder in the considerably larger framework of visual culture in the long eighteenth century. Published from 1790 to 1830, the Bilderbuch für Kinder not only popularized and disseminated scientific knowledge but also helped define childhood as a temporal, experiential, and cultural category. Bertuch, perhaps better known for the production and reception of the Journal des Luxus und der Moden (1786–1827), produced the Bilderbuch as an ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Weibliche Kreativität um 1800: Women's Creativity around 1800 ed. by
           Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler (review)
    • Abstract: This exciting collection of essays examines the ways in which women contributed to discussions of creativity around 1800 and posited their own models of feminine creativity distinct from the male model. A search for models of feminine creativity involves reading beyond and/or reading differently traditional, male-dominated discourses of creativity, as well as exploring creative works that do not conform to genre expectations. One of the strengths of this book is its interdisciplinarity: the essays in the collection address a variety of types of creative projects and theoretical approaches. Topics range from music and art to endeavors often overlooked in discussions of creativity, including translation work ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Novel Affinities: Composing the Family in the German Novel, 1795–1830 by
           Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge (review)
    • Abstract: This sturdy book begins with a graceful cover image by Daniel Chodowiecki entitled Cabinet d'un peintre. As the back cover indicates, it depicts the artist "with his family in his study." Eldridge's monograph offers perspectives on the novel and its influence on evolving concepts of the family. Rather than foregrounding individual character development, Eldridge considers the ways in which eleven different novels represent family units, and in the process she reveals how Goethe and his contemporaries (as well as we ourselves) came to understand their roles and rights in and through the family. She examines the structures and conventions of the novel form and situates it vis-à-vis various biological, pedagogical ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Autopsie von Revolution und Restauration: Georg Büchner und die
           politische Imagination by Patrick Fortmann (review)
    • Abstract: The extensive bibliography of contemporary Büchner research provided by the author of this volume leads the reader to ask: what more is there to say about Büchner, given the scholarly attention already devoted to the relatively small number of literary works produced before the poet's untimely death in 1837? Fortmann's Autopsie suggests that there is quite a bit, if one subjects the texts to a detailed theoretical analysis. The book is an expanded version of a chapter from his Harvard dissertation, informed by his reading of the French theorist Jacques Rancière, and focuses on the distinction between Politik and dem Politischen. The former term is closely tied to the notion of Polizei, the representatives of the ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Europäische Romantik: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Forschung ed.
           by Helmut Hühn and Joachim Schiedermair (review)
    • Abstract: Europäische Romantik, a collected volume of twenty articles based on a 2011 conference held in Greifswald, does an excellent job of presenting the current state of research on Romanticism. The wide range of contributions shows how Romantic art, music, philosophy, and literature unfolded across multiple European languages and cultures. The robust multiculturalism of the objects of study and the interdisciplinarity of the field make a strong case for preserving and even expanding Romanticism's role as a central node of inquiry within the humanities. In addition, this volume repeatedly demonstrates how central features of modern consciousness such as our ambivalent relationship to Enlightenment, our self-placement ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer,
           1750–1837 by Alessa Johns (review)
    • Abstract: Alessa Johns's study illuminates the cultural transfer between German-speaking lands (mostly Hannover and Anhalt-Dessau) and Great Britain. In the period from 1750 to 1837, a lively exchange of ideas developed based on British and German personal experience in the other country (study and travel) and active and ongoing translation activities on both sides of the Channel. Johns concentrates on four pivotal moments in the British-German cultural transfer: the expansion of the book trade from 1750 to 1789, the rage for translation in the 1790s, the effect of revolution on intra-European travel and travel writing in the 1820s, and the impact of transatlantic journeying in the 1830s. Theoretically informed by new ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forgotten Dreams: Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog by
           Laurie Ruth Johnson (review)
    • Abstract: "I don't belong there," Werner Herzog says in an interview, in reference to his relationship to German Romanticism. Yet as Brad Prager pointed out almost fifteen years ago, critics have repeatedly made the connection between Herzog's films and the literary-philosophical movement that flourished in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. As her new book's subtitle makes clear, Laurie Ruth Johnson is "revisiting" this debate. Rather than posit a completely new answer to the question "Is Herzog a Romantic?," she argues cogently and in more detail than has been done elsewhere that his films are indeed indebted to, and readable through, certain features of German Romanticism, especially the early Romanticism ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zeitschriftenliteratur/Fortsetzungsliteratur ed. by Nicola Kaminski, Nora
           Ramtke, and Carsten Zelle (review)
    • Abstract: Many scholars today draw upon critical editions of single authors to produce literary studies. In their introduction to this edited collection, Nicola Kaminski, Nora Ramtke, and Carsten Zelle write that the short stories found in such publications are "keine Einzelschrift, sondern das Trugbild einer im Akt des Bindens zusammengeführten Sequenz von Fortsetzungen" (9). Without question, most eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature was published first in installments in journals and newspapers. This literature was surrounded on the printed page by heterogeneous verbal and visual texts and entered into dialogue with advertisements and supplements delivered with each installment. This rich textual ensemble rarely ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity by Christine Lehleiter
           (review)
    • Abstract: Christine Lehleiter's engaging first monograph delves lucidly into the complex currents of scientific and literary investigations into heredity in the period around 1800. Lehleiter's contribution to this growing field includes fascinating accounts of breeding experiments on plants and animals, medical literature on hermaphrodites, and early naturalist speculations on species transformation, culled from painstaking archival research. Her approach leads to provocative new readings of work by Goethe, Jean Paul, and E. T. A. Hoffmann, as well as to a more robust understanding of the diversity of the theoretical landscape surrounding questions of individual identity, species identity, and transmission of traits. ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls: The Matter of Obscenity in
           Nineteenth-Century Germany by Sarah L. Leonard (review)
    • Abstract: Scholars have paid little attention to "obscene and immoral texts" (obszöne und unzüchtige Schriften) in the nineteenth century because of their purported irrelevance and lack of literary quality. Sarah L. Leonard's rigorously researched book, in contrast, takes these texts seriously to show their role in "the growth of civil society" from the 1830s until the 1880s (7). The author looks at multiple actors—legislators, authors, publishers, critics, and readers—and focuses on how they defined, decried, and defended these texts. Leonard argues that the ordinary descriptions of inner life articulated by these actors shed light on the history of the self, political thought, and the history of sexuality during this ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann, Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle for German Opera by
           Francien Markx (review)
    • Abstract: Francien Markx's volume on Hoffmann and the opera, the first of its kind, offers a great deal to an extremely broad range of academic readers. I find it to be one of the most rewarding books I have read in recent years, not only because of the quantity of information it contains but also for the quality of Markx's writing; clarity and concision remain prime concerns throughout the text. In addition to presenting a vivid picture of Hoffmann and the opera, she also performs (to use her own term) a "balancing act" of the most difficult variety: she successfully draws together materials from the realms of history, literature, and musicology to present a well-integrated picture of Hoffmann's amazing talents, while she ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Science of Literature: Essays on an Incalculable Difference by Helmut
           Müller-Sievers (review)
    • Abstract: Helmut Müller-Sievers's essay collection covers the announced theme from several perspectives: literary studies as a science, representations of science in literature, and literature as science and technology. Divided into three major sections, these twelve essays and a substantial introduction address the conjunction of Literatur and Wissenschaft as their author has elaborated it since the mid-1990s, when his Epigenesis: Naturphilosophie im Sprachdenken Wilhelm von Humboldts (Schöningh, 1994) and its expanded version, Self-Generation: Biology, Literature, Philosophy around 1800 (Stanford University Press, 1997), appeared. Readers of his critique of epigenesis and Naturphilosophie will recognize in the present ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Poetry as a Way of Life: Aesthetics and Askesis in the German Eighteenth
           Century by Gabriel Trop (review)
    • Abstract: This book is an ode to poetry in more than just one respect. First, poetry is its subject matter. For the author, each poetic text represents an "experiment in thought and language" that should be regarded "not as an object of investigation whose essence might one day be found, nor as a set of formal properties or generic qualities that one day might be defined, but rather, as a way of life endowed with its own patterns and tendencies, rewards and risks, ecstasies and anxieties" (4). Engagement with poetry and art in general amounts to an openended process of aesthetic exercise, "a form of askesis" (4), in the sense that the artwork challenges the subject to continually modify his or her preformed attitudes toward ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz
           and Marx by Leif Weatherby (review)
    • Abstract: Many notable recent scholars in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German studies have established fascinating ties between literature, philosophy, mathematics, physics, and the life sciences, as is demonstrated by the work of Dalia Nassar, John H. Smith, Frederick Amrine, Howard Pollack-Milgate, Jocelyn Holland, and Joan Steigerwald. Their work is as expository as it is interpretive. Clearly, to become knowledgeable and conversant in these diverse fields is a difficult task, that is to say, to become as familiar with these intersecting discourses as the German Idealists and Romantics themselves were. Leif Weatherby both excels and falls short in this task, depending on the field he chooses to ... Read More
      Keywords: German literature; Authors, German; Novalis,; Kleist, Heinrich von,; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,; Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich,; Education; Faust,; Laudatory poetry, German; German fiction; Büchner, Georg,; European literature; Herzog, Werner,;
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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