London German Studies VI

Edited by Edward M. Batley
1 September 1998
↑ 220 mm
433 pp
Paperback: 978-0-85457-190-1

London German Studies VI focuses mainly on the traditional strengths of German Studies in the United Kingdom, namely language and literature, and yet the more deeply these subjects are explored, the clearer their interactions with other disciplines become. The articles contained in the volume demonstrate this process by engaging with issues of the social, cultural, political and intellectual history of the German-speaking countries and communities of Europe, and calling to mind the ‘Germanic' essence of the Institute of Germanic Studies and its title. They treat questions of language and identity; national and regional culture; horticulture and freemasonry; literature and literary heritage; literature and politics; philosophy, music and film; allegory, metaphorically even the Underground, and literature since the ‘Wende'.

Edward M. Batley: Preface
Randolph Quirk: Language and Concepts of Identity
Michael Townson: Red Socks on the Turn. German Identity and Linguistic Change
William Jervis Jones: Germanic Virginity or Teutonic Virility? Attitudes to Language among Earlier German Purists
Jeremy Adler: Werther's Reading of Hirschfeld's Landleben . On the Genesis of Werther's Second Letter
Edward M. Batley: Masonic Thought in the Work of Karl Philipp Moritz. Sheen or Substance?
John Walker: The Tradition of Enlightenment and the Tradition of Empathy. Büchner and the Legacy of Classical German Drama
Mark Bailey: Stifter and the Revolution of 1848
Gabriele Rahaman: ‘Aber was einem gefiel, dem mußte man mißtrauen' (Gabriele Reuter) - a Female Perspective on Bismarck's Germany
Karl Pestalozzi: ‘Aus des Dionysos, der Venus Sippe': Reflexe von Nietzsches Geburt der Tragödie in der deutschen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende
Martin Brady: Entrückung und Bilderverbot: Arnold Schoenberg and Film
Aandreas Kramer: Invisible Chains: Language and Desire in Musil's Törleß
Martin Swales: ‘Mind the gap': Reflections on the Importance of Allegory in Benjamin, Kafka, and Brecht
John Margetts: Oskar Maria Graf: The Centenary of a "Bavarian Balzac"(?)
Robert Gillett: Fate and the Fool, or Biedermann's Antagonies
Philip Brady: Autolysis and Underpants: German Literature since the 'Wende'