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History of German literature

  • The Science of Literatureby Helmut Müller-Sievers; David E. Wellbery

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Do literary texts provide distinctive access to the history of science? Is the study of literature based on scientific procedures? Is there a connection between scientific processes and literary forms? The essays in this collection show how literary and scientific texts from the late 18th to the late 19th centuries revolve around these... more...

  • German Pop Literatureby Margaret McCarthy

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    Pop literature of the 1990s enjoyed bestselling success, as well as an extensive and sometimes derogatory reception in the press. Since then, scholarship on pop has emerged to challenge its flash-in-the-pan status by situating the genre within a longer history of aesthetic practices. Essays in the volume examine works by well-known pop... more...

  • Good Humor, Bad Tasteby Giselinde Kuipers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 840.00

    This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke , published in 2006. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. This edition includes... more...

  • Zwischen Erinnerung und Fremdheitby Carsten Gansel; Markus Joch; Monika Wolting

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 45.68

    Biographische Informationen Prof. Dr. Carsten Gansel lehrt Neuere deutsche Literatur und Literatur- und Mediendidaktik an der Universität Gießen. Dr. Markus Joch ist Associate Professor am Department of German Literature der Keio University in Tokyo. Dr. habil. Monika Wolting ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Germanistischen Institut der Universität... more...

  • Siegfried Kracauerby Graeme Gilloch

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Graeme Gilloch is Reader in Sociology at the University of Lancaster more...

  • Der lange Weg in die Gegenwartsliteraturby Heribert Tommek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    1989 marks the end of post-war literature in Germany. Yet, where is the historical locus of contemporary literature? Unlike attempts to situate contemporary literature in terms of historical events, the present study attempts to develop a structural history based on Pierre Bourdieu?s concept of the ?literary field?, thereby shedding light on the long... more...

  • Eschatologie und Soteriologie in der Dichtungby Daniela Kohler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Johann Gottfried Herder?s paraphrase of the Apocalypse Maran Atha (1779) and Johann Caspar Lavater?s ?Messiah? epics (1780, 1794) provide evidence that the tradition of Christian verse did not end, by any means, with the completion of Klopstock?s ?Messiah,? as has been assumed by literary historians. Based on Herder's and Lavater?s works, this study... more...

  • STAMMERED SONGBOOKby Erwin Mortier; Paul Vincent

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    The heartbreaking chronicle of an illness, written by a son graced with enormous literary talent. 'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.' It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away. This is Erwin Mortier's moving, exquisitely... more...

  • Karl August Böttiger ? Briefwechsel mit Christian Gottlob Heyneby René Sternke; Klaus Gerlach

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 207.00

    The philologist Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729?1812) and the archeologist, journalist, and educator Karl August Böttiger (1760?1835) exchanged around 300 letters between 1788 and 1812. Their letters not only describe events in which they were directly involved but also show how both scholars were actively involved in restructuring the landscape... more...