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- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00
The study analyzes strategies serving the constitution of meaning in »Reinfried and Apollonius«, proceeding from there to propose a new definition of what it is that significantly distinguishes romances on courtly love (Minne) and adventure from other verse romances. As specific expressions of aristocratic identity and existence, courtly love and knightly... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
In this book, Wendy Arons examines how women writers used theater and performance to investigate the problem of female subjectivity and to intervene in the dominant discourse about ideal femininity. Arons shows how contemporary demands for sincerity and authenticity placed a peculiar burden on women in the public sphere, especially on actresses, who... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 85.00
The age of nationalism in nineteenth-century Germany generally conjures up images of military leaders, welding together a nation through war and domestic social policy.'Good Girls, Good Germans' looks at how girls and young women became "national" during this period on a domestic and emotional level. Chapters in this book examine... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00
Wolfram von Eschenbach's Willehalm is one of the most-discussed German poetic texts from the High Middle Ages. To date, researchers have been unable to agree how to read this text - as a plea for the ideology of the Crusades, for tolerance or even for humanity. The present study seeks new answers to these important questions by evaluating the text... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
With this publication, a critical edition of 'Wigamur', a 13th -century Arthurian romance is made available to a wider reading public for the first time. The edition provides a linguistically standardised text which has been cleared of obvious errors, and to which is appended a translation into Modern German and a textual commentary. In addition, the... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
This study investigates the function of the recourse to the messianic tradition of Judaism among German-Jewish intellectuals between 1900 and 1933 (Benjamin, Bloch, Broch, Buber, Landauer, Rosenzweig, Scholem). Messianic figures of thought play an important role in the Jewish discourse of identity. Moreover, they are used productively in the creation... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 69.99
In the last three decades of the eighteenth century, a small but significant number of German actresses, including Sophie Albrecht (1757-1840), Marianne Ehrmann (1755-1795) and Elise BYrger (1769-1833), began to publish poetry, autobiography, drama and short fiction under their own names. These 'actress-writers' came of age at a time when the status... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 8.99
In ancient tales many marvels are told us ... now you may hear such marvels told!'The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, and the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs with its priceless treasure-hoard guarded by dwarves and... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.41
Walther von der Vogelweide gehört zu den herausragenden Autoren des Mittelalters. Seine Minnelieder und Sangsprüche sind ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil unseres kulturellen Erbes und bis heute grundlegend für jede Auseinandersetzung mit mittelhochdeutscher Sprache und Literatur. Otfried Ehrismann führt übersichtlich, kompakt und leicht lesbar in Leben... more...