A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle by Melissa S. Lane, Martin A. Ruehl

By Melissa S. Lane, Martin A. Ruehl

The poet Stefan George (1868-1933) used to be some of the most very important cultural figures in smooth Germany. His poetry, in its originality and influence, has been ranked with that of Goethe, Hölderlin, or Rilke. but George's succeed in prolonged some distance past the field of literature. in the course of his final 3 many years, he attracted a circle of disciples who subscribed to his homoerotic and aestheticist imaginative and prescient of existence and sought to remodel it into truth. The works and regarded the circle profoundly affected the highbrow and cultural attitudes of Germany's expert heart classification from the start of the 20th century, and are hence the most important to Germany's cultural and highbrow heritage. The transition from the aestheticist, cosmopolitan values the circle embraced within the early 1900s to the extra explicitly political and patriotic perspectives lots of its contributors espoused in the course of the Weimar Republic either conditioned and mirrored a momentous transformation in German concept. The intersection of tradition and politics within the George Circle has got little recognition in English-language scholarship earlier. This quantity comprises contributions from significant students in either English- and German-speaking international locations. Its viewers contains students and scholars of German languages and literature, German background, and reception of the classics, between different fields. individuals: Adam Bisno, Richard Faber, Rüdiger Görner, Peter Hoffmann, Thomas Karlauf, Melissa S. Lane, Robert E. Lerner, David Midgley, Robert E. Norton, Ray Ockenden, Ute Oelmann, Martin A. Ruehl, Bertram Schefold.

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Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German by Michael Kane

By Michael Kane

An exam of a few of the canonical works of contemporary literature in English and German with reference to masculinity, family among males, nationwide identification and patriarchy. those have been significant preoccupations of male writers as they got here to phrases with or reacted opposed to the decline of patriarchal authority. The ebook identifies 5 leitmotifs which serve to represent the interval among 1880 and 1930: the ''double'', the ''other'' (narcissus and Salome), the nationalization of Narcissus, Kampf or male bondage, and after patriarchy. time and again one sees how males tried to outline themselves opposed to what they imagined as ''femininity'', now not in basic terms outdoor but additionally inside of their selves, and extra how males sought to beat or discover a socially applicable expression for his or her narcissistic, gay or even sadomasochist libido.

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Elective Affinities: Testing Word and Image Relationships. by Catriona MacLeod

By Catriona MacLeod

This quantity offers the extraordinary diversity of scholarly affinities, methods, and matters that represent modern note and picture reports. The essays, a variety of papers first provided in 2005 on the 7th overseas convention of the foreign organization of note and picture Studies/Association Internationale pour l'Étude des Rapports entre Texte et snapshot that came about in Philadelphia, are case reviews of the various configurations of the textual and the long-lasting. "Elective affinities" - a idea initially borrowed by way of Goethe for his 1809 novel of a similar identify from eighteenth-century chemistry - the following refers back to the lively position of the 2 companions within the dating of the pictorial and the verbal. Following the experimental modalities unfolded via Goethe, the current quantity is split into 3 sections, which discover, respectively, how phrases and pictures can merge in concord, interact in conflicts and contestations, and, ultimately, have interaction in an experimental method that self-consciously exams the limits and family members between verbal and visible arts. New views on be aware and snapshot relationships emerge, during times, nationwide traditions, works, and fabrics as diverse as (among many others) an deploy via Marcel Duchamp and the guide accompanying it; the impression of man-made mild resources on literature and paintings; nineteenth-century British illustrations of local americans; the modern comedian publication; a seventeenth-century Italian devotional manuscript uniting textual content, picture, and tune; chinese language physique and function art..

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Narratives of the European Border: History of Nowhere by R. Robinson

By R. Robinson

Narratives of the ecu Border examines the illustration of transferring ecu borders in twentieth-century narrative. a piece of literary geography, the publication attracts jointly an strange grouping of texts from diversified nationwide canons, evaluating how fictional settings transmute ecu placelessness into narrative. In crucial and jap Europe, the place empire and kingdom have often been in clash, the border isn't anomalous yet normal. The e-book concentrates on border adjustments in interwar narratives, and likewise considers more moderen responses to the post-Cold battle map.

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Guide to the Cinema of Spain by Marvin D'Lugo

By Marvin D'Lugo

This advisor to Spanish movie records the movie industry's interpretation of the separating results of the cultural traditionalism of the early 20th century to the increasing foreign approval for such movies as Trueba's Belle Epoque, Aranda's Amantes, and Bigas Luna's Jamon, Jamon, and such actors as Victoria Abril, Carmen Maura, and Antonio Banderas. this can be the 1st quantity in a brand new Greenwood sequence that discusses, traditionally and significantly, movies, administrators, and actors in movie industries during the international. each one quantity will comprise a close old advent and may supply an in-depth therapy of an important movies and members focused on the undefined. End-of-entry bibliographies supply resources for extra examining and appendixes offer extra invaluable info. The publications could be priceless to students, scholars, and movie buffs. Spanish cinema is in lots of methods a microcosm of the tensions and conflicts that experience formed the evolution of the kingdom over the process this century. Spanish movie as a cultural establishment isn't divorced from the political and social currents that experience formed the bigger Spanish tradition torn because it used to be among developments of localism and internationalism. It languished in commercial and inventive underdevelopment for a few years lower than Franco; it's now, besides the fact that, experiencing overseas reputation whereas final rooted within the specificity of its personal renowned cultural kinds.

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Medieval Iberia: Changing Societies and Cultures in Contact by Ivy A. Corfis, Ray Harris-Northall

By Ivy A. Corfis, Ray Harris-Northall

Medieval Iberia used to be wealthy in sociolinguistic and cultural variety. This quantity explores the tradition, background, literature and language of the Peninsula in an try to comprehend its cultural-political complexity and its legacy. central topics contain the illustration of minority teams locally; the problem of social touch that may deliver mutual absorption of impact or clash; the consequences of linguistic interplay and improvement; and the dissemination of cultural and clinical wisdom inside and past the borders of the Peninsula. sleek interpretations of Medieval Iberia are neither static nor definitive during this kaleidoscopic box of research.

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The Use of Censorship in the Enlightenment (Brill's Studies by Mogens Laerke

By Mogens Laerke

The ambition is of this quantity to check the position censorship performed within the highbrow tradition of the 17th and eighteenth centuries, the way it was once carried out, and the way it affected the advance philosophy and literary writing. It includes contributions by means of highbrow historians, philosophers and literary theorists. the 1st part stories how Enlightenment thinkers have been submitted to censorship, particularly the German Spinozists, Pierre Bayle, and the French Encylopedists. the second one part at the institutional points of censorship comprises an research of the breakdown of censorship in England round 1640 and a dialogue of the effect of censorship on philosophy within the Netherlands. the ultimate part reviews the stand 3 Enlightenment thinkers, particularly John Toland, Denis Diderot, and G. W. Leibniz, took at the factor of censorship.

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Sabine R. Ulibarri: Critical Essays (Paso Por Aqui : Series by Maria I. Duke Dos Santos, D. S. Duke, Patricia De La Fuente

By Maria I. Duke Dos Santos, D. S. Duke, Patricia De La Fuente

During this first accomplished severe exam of the works of the prestigious New Mexican guy of letters, a world workforce of students considers Ulibarr?'s fiction, prose, and poetry. An advent through Luis Leal outlines the most important subject matters of Ulibarr?'s paintings: the restoration of an idyllic previous and using conventional mythic photos in a practical context. An interview performed by way of Mar?a Duke dos Santos, offered in Spanish and English, covers the improvement of his literary occupation. Mar?a Herrera-Sobek, Gene Steven Forrest, Wolfgang Karrer, and Arnulfo G. Ram?rez test points of the fast tales. Bruce-Novoa, Patricia de los angeles Fuente, and Santiago Dayd?-Tolson speak about the poetry. James J. Champion compares Ulibarr?'s formal use of language with Latin American and peninsular writers. Francisco A. Lomel? offers one of many first examinations of Ulibarr?'s essays. as well as those insightful severe essays, the quantity contains an appendix with six formerly unpublished works via Ulibarr?—four poems, a quick tale, and an essay—and an annotated bibliography of his whole works by way of Theresa M?rquez. an invaluable booklet for students of Chicano and American literature and people providing Ulibarr?'s works to scholars.

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