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History of German literature

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  • Medieval Mythography, Volume 3by Jane Chance

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 100.00

    With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal. Chance?s in-depth examination of works by the major writers of the period?including... more...

  • Kriminalität erzählenby Jörg Schönert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Since the 1980s, philologists have cooperated with penal, social, and cultural historians to unearth factual and fictional interrelationships in stories about criminality. This volume presents research articles on the history of German-language prose literature from 1983 to 2007, illuminating new methodological approaches. more...

  • A Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literatureby Raymond Furness; Malcolm Humble

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    Containing entries on over four hundred authors of fiction, poetry and drama from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, this invaluable work of reference presents material of a range and depth that no other book on the subject in English attains. For the second edition, the entries have been updated to include the most recent works of German literature.... more...

  • The German Tradition of Psychology in Literature and Thought, 1700?1840by Matthew Bell

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    An analysis of psychological thought as expressed in German literature of the eighteenth century. more...

  • Theater, culture, and community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555by G. Ehrstine

    BRILL 2002; US$ 138.00

    This study examines the sociocultural context of ten plays, including 15 song texts, performed during the formative years of the Bernese Reformation. It treats not only three pre-reform carnival plays by Niklaus Manuel, but also six newly edited works by local court secretary Hans von Rute. more...

  • Culture and Identityby Maike Oergel

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    This interdisciplinary study shows how the emerging awareness of historicity shaped the concepts of modernity, identity, and culture in German thought around 1800 and how this awareness determined the German notion of the priority of cultural identity. By contextualising key texts from Sturm und Drang , Weimar Classicism, German Romanticism... more...

  • Romantic Vision, Ethical Contextby Geza von Molnar; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 67.50

    Exploring the full range of Novalis's (the pen name of the German poet and philosopher Friedrich von Hardenberg) work, von Molnar shows how he dealt, in theory and practice, with a central issue in Romanticism?the emerging concept of the autonomous self and its relation. more...

  • Konstruktionen der Fremdeby Uta Schaffers

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 252.00

    The book examines how and under what conditions the ?alien? is first experienced in a concrete encounter and is then constructed in writing and reading, i.e. is made available in texts and then re-created in the process of text reception. This process is exemplified by taking German texts about ?Alien Japan? over a period of more than 100... more...

  • Trauma and Guiltby Susanne Vees-Gulani

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 182.00

    This book analyzes postwar literary works on large area bombings of German cities both in the context of trauma theory and questions of guilt and shame about Germany's Nazi past, embedding the recent debate surrounding the air war of World War II and its influence on German culture in a broader historical, societal, and psychological... more...

  • Schwindelby Eberhard Biesinger; Heinrich Iro

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 59.99

    Unter Mitarbeit zahlreicher Fachwissenschaftler more...