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Giving People Ideas - Text and Concept
Literary Texts as Thought Experiments




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ISBN 9781907975257
Published June 30, 2011 by Routledge

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A special double issue of Publications of the English Goethe Society to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Martin Swales (UCL, UK)~ ~ This volume collects papers from a conference held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in October 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction Susanne Kord, Ernest Schonfield, and Godela Weiss-Sussex Laudatio (28 October 2010) Jim Reed The Hybrid Discourse of Lessing's Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts H. B. Nisbet The Crypto-Classicism of Goethe's Faust Nicholas Boyle Proto-Literary Texts and the Otherness of Art: On Schiller's Preface to Die Braut von Messina and Nietzsche's Die Geburt der Tragodie Wilfried van der Will '... den Prometheus schildern und weiter nichts.' Grillparzer and the Drama of Ideas? Francis Lamport The Ever-Shifting Text: Case Studies from Viennese Theatre of the 1830s and 1840s W. E. Yates Fiction, Fantasy and Lies in Keller's Der grune Heinrich Ritchie Robertson A Poem by Theodor Storm Roger Paulin Melodrama and the Gaze in Thomas Mann's 'Der kleine Herr Friedemann' Ernest Schonfield Walking the Dog: Paths and Thickets in Thomas Mann's Herr und Hund Elizabeth Boa 'Die Tierszenen beleuchten die Menschenszenen und die Menschenszenen die Tierszenen': Marcel Beyer's Novel Kaltenburg and Recent German History Alan Bance Social Hope and the Nightmare of History: Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster, Stadt der Engel, or The Overcoat of Dr. Freud Michael Minden Myth and Literature: A Question of Priority Michael Bell

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