The Poetics of the Kunstlerinroman and the Aesthetics of the Sublime


Author: Evy Varsamopoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351726544

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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This title was first published in 2002: This study of the poetics of the Romantic K nstlerinroman (female artist novel) brings to the foreground its salient metafictional discourse on the aesthetics of the sublime, ever since its beginnings in Madame de Sta l's "Corinne ou L'Italie". The book presents detailed readings of H.D.'s "Palimpsest", Christa Wolf's "Nachdenken ber Christa T." and Marguerite Duras' "L'Amant" in a dialogue with Kant, Freud, Lacan, Cixous, Derrida and other philosophers, theorists, literary critics and writers. Each novel is explored in terms of its generic affiliations, its reflections on the role of literature and the writer in society and its aesthetic discourse on the sublime. The book stages an inquiry into the relation between genre, the sublime, gender and literary history from which emerge insights into the conditions of subjectivity underlying the experience and communication of the sublime.

Rückerinnerung. Bewusstsein gewinnt, wer sich erinnert.


Author: Ruth Huber


ISBN: 3952251348


Page: 256

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Lange bevor wir einen Korper hatten, ja sogar lange bevor es uberhaupt Korper gab, war Bewusstsein, waren geistige Wesen existent. Alles, was sich in der Schopfung manifestiert, wurde ursprunglich im geistigen Raum kreiert und ist ein verdichtetes Abbild der spirituellen Ebenen. Hinter der sichtbaren Erscheinungsform existiert die geistige Realitat. Schritt fur Schritt erlautre die Autorin die Stufen, welche wir als Geistwesen auf unserem Abstieg in die Inkarnation zurucklegen. Dadurch werden die zahlreichen Schwierigkeiten und Fragen leichter verstandlich, denen wir in unserem Menschen begegnen. Ubersichtlich strukturiert, mit zahlreichen Beispielen, Ubungen und einem eindrucklichen Modell, des Weges von Wahrheit und Liebe."



Author: Dan Diner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110949989

Category: History

Page: 408

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Rifts in Time and in the Self

The Female Subject in Two Generations of East German Women Writers


Author: Cheryl Dueck

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042009370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 marked the end of East Germany's socialist regime and a new beginning for a unified German Federal Republic. Cultural historians agree that the event caused one of the deepest rifts in time and thinking seen by an entire generation of Germans--a rift that left its mark on the psyche of every citizen, challenging notions of the personal and the political, and crashing traditional understandings of the individual and the collective self. In this bold rethinking of the question, Cheryl Dueck goes beyond the social, political, and psychological discourses that Marx and Freud, Foucault and Lacan viewed as the initiators of modern (socialist) identities to explore the literature and discourse of the quest for unity of the female subject. Reading such authors as Christa Wolf, Brigitte Reimann, Helga Königsdorf, and Helga Schubert, Dueck traces the striking fissures which run through time and through the female self, haunting women within the socialist project. The book shows how two generations of women writers have struggled consciously and systematically in their letters, aesthetic writings, and literary production to create a new language to express their own sense of self within a restrictive socialist and patriarchal system. Rifts in Time and in the Self offers an unprecedented look at the reconceptualizations of the female subject during several phases of GDR history, and women writers' persistent attempt to carve out spaces of identity and community.


Reasons, Processes, and Results


Author: Gary A. Adams, PhD,Terry A. Beehr, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197375

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.

Argula von Grumbach (1492-1554/7)

A Woman before Her Time


Author: Peter Matheson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610977548

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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At a time when women were expected to stick to their household duties, according to Peter Matheson, Argula von Grumbach burst through every barrier. Matheson offers here a biography of the Reformation's first woman writer. Argula von Grumbach's first pamphlet in 1523 was reprinted all over Germany. Thousands of copies of her eight pamphlets appeared. Through her writing, von Grumbach defied her Bavarian princes (and her husband), denounced censorship, argued for an educated church and society, and developed her own understanding of faith and Scripture. She even intervened in the Imperial Diets at Nuremberg and Augsburg. Drawing for the first time on her correspondence, the author shows how von Grumbach paid dearly for her outspokenness but remained undaunted. Though some saw her as a she-devil and others as a harbinger of a new age, Matheson shows von Grumbach as a woman engaged in the life of the villages where she lived, as one motivated by the dreams she had for her children. In a time of sweeping change and risking everything for the light and truth she was given, Argula von Grumbach showed what the vision and determination of one person could achieve.

Perspectives and personalities

studies in modern German literature : honoring Claude Hill


Author: Claude Hill,Ralph Ley

Publisher: N.A


Category: German literature

Page: 376

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