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1700-ca. 1860/70

  • November 1742 - Februar 1744by Detlef Döring; Franziska Menzel; Rüdiger Otto; Michael Schlott

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 377.00

    The highlights of this volume include the celebration of the 200 th anniversary of Copernicus?s death. Political developments in Europe remain an important concern for Gottsched. He devotes close attention to the situation of German theater in his correspondence with actors and playwrights. The ?literary dispute? with Bodmer and Breitinger... more...

  • Figurationen des Polnischen im Werk Theodor Fontanesby Alexandra Dunkel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study addresses the textual modeling of the Polish language in the works of Theodor Fontane, examining diachronic shifts as well as thematic and narrative constants. Against the backdrop of Poland?s conflicted connection with Prussian history, the author shows that across genres, Poland was made into a major political-aesthetic phenomenon... more...

  • Geistliches Erzählenby Nicole Eichenberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Despite the richness of its facets, the short religious epic has been largely neglected by scholars until now. This study explores this literary phenomenon using a multi-perspectival descriptive model. Extensive detailed case studies provide basic information and present the genre in its broader literary historical and systematic context.... more...

  • Goethe Yearbook 22by Adrian Daub; Elisabeth Krimmer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 75.00

    Cutting-edge scholarly articles on diverse aspects of Goethe and the Goethezeit, featuring in this volume a special section on environmentalism. more...

  • Poiesis des ?Sozialen?by Urs Büttner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Around 1800, the ?social? world achieved a new status as a subject area in its own right. Since then, different poetics of the ?social? have made claims about ways of shaping human interaction through art.This study focuses on the epistemological prerequisites and the processes of formation of one of the first manifestations of the poetics... more...

  • Leben Fibels, des Verfassers der Bienrodischen Fibel, 1by Alexander Kluger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    The Life of Fibel has become the subject of increasing scholarly interest in recent years. At the threshold of Jean Paul?s late works, it explores the potential of the unfinished and also reflects as virtually no other text on the nature of writing. For the first time, this new historical-critical edition presents this novel in its historical... more...

  • August Wilhelm Ifflands Berliner Bühneby Klaus Gerlach

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study seeks to counteract the widespread claim that unlike Goethe?s Weimar stage, August Wilhelm Iffland ran the Berlin National Theater from 1796 to 1814 exclusively based on economic considerations. It examines the complex process of economic and aesthetic value formation in the theater and its environment. The analytic lens is... 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 (1780/1783?1786) 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... 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...

  • Spekulation als Poesieby Christine Rühling

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Around 1800, Schiller and Hölderlin were among the authors who separated literature from philosophy and assigned literature a special status due to its quality of presentation. This study reconstructs their argumentation and uses example literary texts to inquire about its implications for the presentation of individual themes and the... more...