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Borders of a Lip
Borders of a Lip (December 2003)
Romanticism, Language, History, Politics
Jan Plug - Author

Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.

This book recasts questions about the overlapping boundaries of language, history, and politics that have been at the center of critical and theoretical debates in the study of Romantic literature and thought. While poststructuralism and deconstruction have been accused of privileging language over history, the...(Read More)
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism (December 2003)
Manfred Frank - Author
Elizabeth Millán - Translator

Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.

Often portrayed as a movement of poets lost in swells of passion, early German Romanticism has been generally overlooked by scholars in favor of the great system-builders of the post-Kantian period, Schelling and Hegel. In the twelve lectures collected here, Manfred Frank redresses this oversight, offering an in-depth expl...(Read More)
The Abyss Above
The Abyss Above (July 2002)
Philosophy and Poetic Madness in Plato, Holderlin, and Nietzsche
Silke-Maria Weineck - Author

Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

In The Abyss Above, Silke-Maria Weineck offers the first sustained discussion of the relationship between poetic madness and philosophy. Focusing on the mad poet as a key figure in what Plato called “the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry,” Weineck explores key texts from antiquity to modernity in orde...(Read More)
Mail-Orders (March 2002)
The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture
Sunka Simon - Author

Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.

While the advent and structure of electronic mail has been discussed in web caucuses, newspapers, hypertext theory, and communication theory, it has not yet been considered in conjunction with epistolary scenarios in film, art, and literature. To address this gap, Mail-Orders explores the ...(Read More)
Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity
Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity (May 2001)
Roy Jerome - Editor
Michael S. Kimmel - Afterword

Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.

"After the horrors of the Holocaust, how does a new generation of German men experience and express their masculinity? This wide-ranging collection explores the meaning of masculinity in contemporary Germany, both in reality and representation. From psychoanalytic probes into the darker recesses of recent familial past to contempo...(Read More)
The Promised Land?
The Promised Land? (February 2001)
Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic
Lorna Martens - Author

Analyzes East German feminism for an American audience through an exploration of their women writers.

From the 1960s on, women writers in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), including Christa Wolf, Irmtraud Morgner, Sarah Kirsch, Brigitte Reimann, Charlotte Worgitzky, Lia Pirskawetz, and Maya Wiens, produced a large, interesting body of writing on women's issues. The Promised Land? is the first book to interroga...(Read More)
On the Study of Greek Poetry
On the Study of Greek Poetry (January 2001)
Friedrich Schlegel - Author
Stuart Barnett - Editor, translator and introduction by

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

While ostensibly an examination of classical Greek poetry, Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of Greek Poetry is a signal document in the development of German Romantic aesthetics. In it, Schlegel outlines the development of classical and post-classical cultures, showing clearly that an entirely new mode of c...(Read More)
La Valse and Foreign
La Valse and Foreign (September 2000)
Elisabeth Reichart - Author
Linda C. DeMeritt - Translator

Ten short stories and a dramatic monologue by one of contemporary Austria's most important and provocative writers.

Elisabeth Reichart is one of the most important and provocative writers to emerge from postwar Austria. This book includes a translation of La Valse, a collection of short stories in which Reichart directs her critical gaze at the hidden power struggles and unacknowledged hierarchies that dehumanize interpersonal r...(Read More)
Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past
Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past (June 2000)
German Women Writers from Weimar to the Present
Elke P. Frederiksen - Editor
Martha Kaarsberg Wallach - Editor

Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.

Spanning almost the entire twentieth century, from the 1920s to the 1990s, this book gives voice to both Jewish and non-Jewish women writers from German-speaking countries who were silenced during the Nazi years. Discussions on gender, patriarchy, and fascism are brought to bear on the works of Nelly Sachs, Anna Seghers, Elisabeth Langgass...(Read More)
Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)
Valentin Weigel (1533-1588) (November 1999)
German Religious Dissenter, Speculative Theorist, and Advocate of Tolerance
Andrew Weeks - Author

This first English-language consideration of Valentin Weigel, an important but neglected figure in German intellectual history, examines his life and his writings on tolerance.

This is the first book-length treatment in English of a central but neglected figure in German intellectual history, Valentin Weigel (1533-1588). Like his great contemporary Michel de Montaigne, Weigel anticipated the advent of a tolerant culture of i...(Read More)
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