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Theater as Metaphor

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ISBN: 9783110622034 Year: Pages: 276,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110622034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The papers of the present volume investigate the potential of the metaphor of life as theater for literary, philosophical, juridical and epistemological discourses from the Middle Ages through modernity, and focusing on traditions as manifold as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Latin-American.

Theater as Metaphor

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ISBN: 9783110622102 Year: Pages: 267 DOI: 10.1515/9783110622034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The papers of the present volume investigate the potential of the metaphor of life as theater for literary, philosophical, juridical and epistemological discourses from the Middle Ages through modernity, and focusing on traditions as manifold as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Latin-American.

Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9780472072750 9780472052752 9780472900091 9780472121267 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: History
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Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age is the first extensive study of the collected edition as an editorial genre within American literary history. Unlike editions of an author’s “selected works” or thematic anthologies, which clearly indicate the presence of non-authorial editorial intervention, collected editions have typically been arranged to imply an unmediated documentary completeness. By design, the collected edition obscures its own role in shaping the cultural reception of the author.In Proofs of Genius, Amanda Gailey argues that decisions to re-edit major authorial corpora are acts of canon-formation in miniature that indicate more foundational shifts in the way a culture views its literature and itself. By combining a theoretically-informed approach with a broad historical view of collected editions from the late eighteenth century to the present (including the rise of digital editions), Gailey fills a gap in the textual scholarship of the editing history of major figures like Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and of the American literary canon itself.

Charlotte Smith and the Sonnet

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ISBN: 9781789620177 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Liverpool John Moores University
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book offers the first full-length study of Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets and clarifies its ‘place’ – in multiple ways – in literary history as a work celebrated for ‘making it new’, yet deeply engaged with the literary past. It argues that Smith’s sonnets are constituted by three intertwined concerns: with tradition, place and the sonnet form itself, whereby the subjects of Smith’s sonnets – across birds, rivers, the sea, plants and flowers – are bound up with the literary context in which she wrote. Charlotte Smith and the Sonnet shows that Smith’s verse engages more deeply with tradition than has hitherto been realised and revises our understanding not only of Smith’s career but also of the sonnet in eighteenth-century England. The book also illuminates Smith’s place in posterity, as a popular poet – influencing figures ranging from Wordsworth and Coleridge to Constable – who was subsequently obscured in literary history. It reveals the complex processes underpinning Smith’s reception and paradoxical position from the late eighteenth century to the present day, and shows that the appropriation of place itself was an important way in which aspects of literary tradition have been negotiated and understood by Smith, her predecessors, contemporaries and successors.

Hermann Kurz und die 'Poesie der Wirklichkeit'. Studien zum Frühwerk, Texte aus dem Nachlass

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Book Series: Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literaturgeschichte ISSN: 0083-4564 ISBN: 9783110546231 9783110546460 Year: Volume: 150 Pages: xiv, 742 DOI: 10.1515/9783110546231 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Hermann Kurz (1813–1873) was among the founders of German historical, realistic, and social narrative in the period before the March Revolution of 1848. The study uses innovative textual interpretation to evaluate the whole continuum of his early works through all genres. It reveals Kurz’ use of a poetics derived from both contemporary literature (Schiller, Uhland, Schwab, and Mörike) and earlier works (Gottfried von Straßburg, Grimmelshausen).

Language of the Snakes

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ISBN: 9780520296220 9780520968813 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.37 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kāvya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its associations with more demotic language practices, Prakrit both embodies major cultural tensions—between high and low, transregional and regional, cosmopolitan and vernacular—and provides a unique perspective onto the history of literature and culture in South Asia.

Selbstoptimierung

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ISBN: 9783631676622 9783653070712 9783631704400 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-07071-2 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: OGeSoMo||Knowledge Unlatched - 103668
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Lebenskunst hat Konjunktur: Offenbar ist der Traum, das Leben als Gesamtkunstwerk einzurichten, zur ethischen Maxime geworden. Beteiligt ist dabei seit der Antike das Motiv von Selbsterforschung bzw. Selbstbesserung, das über die Frühe Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart wirksam geblieben ist. Tagebücher sind dabei ein notwendiges Begleitmedium gewesen und haben wechselhafte Formen angenommen, die von religiösen, wirtschaftlichen, psychologischen und medizinischen Aufschreibesystemen bestimmt worden sind. In diesem umfassenden mediologischen Sinn untersucht der Autor Programme der Selbstschrift und stellt diese an Beispielen dar, die sich von Pacioli über Pepys, Leibniz, Herder, Moritz, Goethe, Hebbel, Schmitt, Jünger oder Rainald Goetz bis in die Gegenwart der Social Media erstrecken.

Nobelpreisträgerinnen. 14 Schriftstellerinnen im Porträt

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ISBN: 9783110619034 Year: Pages: 305 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619034 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume presents the 14 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, e.g. Lagerlöf, Sachs, Jelinek, Müller, Munro. Contributions offers exemplary readings of chosen works, while outlining the intellectual profile of each author. They also tackle the questions of female writing and canon formation, and interrogate the conditions and contradictions of artistic creativity.

Nobelpreisträgerinnen 14 Schriftstellerinnen im Porträt

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ISBN: 9783110619089 Year: Pages: 299 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619034 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume presents the 14 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, e.g. Lagerlöf, Sachs, Jelinek, Müller, Munro. Contributions offers exemplary readings of chosen works, while outlining the intellectual profile of each author. They also tackle the questions of female writing and canon formation, and interrogate the conditions and contradictions of artistic creativity.

Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679)

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Book Series: Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe ISBN: 9789004217539 9789004218833 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: xii , 652 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_402001 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: History --- Performing Arts --- Social Sciences
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Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) was the most prolific poet and playwright of his age. During his long life, roughly coincinding with the Dutch Golden Age, he wrote over thirty tragedies. He was a famous figure in political and artistic circles of Amsterdam, a contemporary and acquaintance of Grotius and Rembrandt, but in general well acquainted with Latin humanists, Dutch scholars, authors and Amsterdam burgomasters. He fuelled literary, religious and political debates. His tragedy 'Gysbreght van Aemstel', which was played on the occasion of the opening of the stone city theatre in 1638, was to become the most famous play in Dutch history, and can probably boast holding the record for the longest tradition of annual performance in Europe. In general, Vondel’s texts are literary works in the full sense of the word, complex and inexhasutive; attracting attention throughout the centuries. Contributors include: Eddy Grootes, Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen, Mieke B. Smits-Veldt, Marijke Spies, Judith Pollmann, Bettina Noak, Louis Peter Grijp, Guillaume van Gemert, Jürgen Pieters, Nina Geerdink, Madeleine Kasten, Marco Prandoni, Peter Eversmann, Mieke Bal, Maaike Bleeker, Bennett Carpenter, James A. Parente, Jr., Stefan van der Lecq, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Helmer Helmers, Kristine Steenbergh, Yasco Horsman, Jeanne Gaakeer and Wiep van Bunge

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