From the Enlightenment to Modernism
Three Centuries of German Literature
Essays for Ritchie Robertson

Edited by Carolin Duttlinger, Kevin Hilliard, and Charlie Louth

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

20 December 2021  •  384pp

ISBN: 978-1-781888-66-7 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-781888-70-4 (paperback, 28 July 2024)

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The three centuries since 1700 have seen a fertile dialogue between literature in German and the momentous historical, philosophical, and cultural shifts of the period. The processes of modernization have left a deep mark on literature, and literature in turn has itself been an agent of change. The Enlightenment, Romanticism, the nineteenth century, modernism and exile, and the period after 1945, have each produced classics of German writing. Regional and national differences, notably between Germany and Austria, have contributed to the rich variety of German literature. The present volume gathers essays that aim to spotlight significant moments in this history.

The volume is dedicated to Ritchie Robertson on the occasion of his retirement from the Taylor Chair of German at the University of Oxford. It pays tribute to his exceptional contribution to the study of modern German literature and thought over a lifetime of scholarship.

Contents:

1-6

Introduction
Carolin Duttlinger, K. F. Hilliard, Charlie Louth

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7-22

‘Gymnastik des Geistes’: Lessing und die Aufklärung als Lebensform
Laura Anna Macor

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23-41

‘[D]er eifrigste [...] Aufklärer [...] in Trier’: A Case Study in the Late Enlightenment in Germany
K. F. Hilliard

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42-51

Goethe’s Problems Composing Faust I: A Conspectus
T. J. Reed

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52-67

Werther’s Patriotic Afterlives: The Imaginary of Self-Sacrifice in Works by Ugo Foscolo, Yu Dafu and Jiang Guangci
Johannes Kaminski

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68-85

Perpetual Incipience: Goethe and the Search for a Transcendental Mittelpunkt
Ben Hutchinson

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86-103

‘nicht sehr in den kirchlichen Formen’: Liberale Literatur und katholische Religion in Österreich nach 1848, eine Skizze
Werner Michler

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104-19

Forgetting Virgil with Freud, Lear and James: A Hermeneutics of Concern and Co-creation
Ben Morgan

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120-35

Body Politics in Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi
Judith Beniston

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136-50

‘Glocalism’: Local and Global in Richard Beer-Hofmann’s Der Tod Georgs
Leena Eilittä

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151-65

Churchill versus Bermann — Memory Politics and the Mahdi Uprising: Arnold Höllriegel’s Die Derwischtrommel (1929)/The Mahdi of Allah (1931/1932)
Florian Krobb

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166-80

The Emancipated Woman on the Margins of German Modernism
Charlotte Woodford

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181-97

Bloch, Benjamin, Brecht and Bilderrätsel: Reading the Signs in Weimar
Anthony Phelan

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198-213

The Romantic Affiliations of Benjamin’s ‘Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers’
Charlie Louth

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214-28

Verantwortung: Paradoxes of Responsibility in Kafka’s Landarzt Collection and Beyond
Carolin Duttlinger

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229-44

Quixotic Doubles: Kafka reads Cervantes
Barry Murnane

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245-61

Uncertainty, Realism and the Self in Kafka
Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

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262-78

Kafka and his Recursors: The Process of Post-Holocaust Authors
Kirstin Gwyer

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279-95

Stefan Zweig’s Translations of French Poetry
Robert Vilain

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296-310

Stefan Zweig und Frankreich: Sein ‘drittes Leben’ im Exil 1933-1942
Jacques Le Rider

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311-18

‘Auf der Flucht’: The Motif of Flight in the Works of Bertolt Brecht
Tom Kuhn

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319-32

The Impossibility of Homosexual Exile: Klaus Mann’s Der Vulkan
Peter Morgan

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333-47

Exile and Reality in Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis
Steffan Davies

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348-62

‘A second life’: Shakespeare-Übersetzungen in der Gegenwartsliteratur
Karen Leeder

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Duttlinger, Carolin, Kevin Hilliard, and Charlie Louth (eds), From the Enlightenment to Modernism: Three Centuries of German Literature (Legenda, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 From the Enlightenment to Modernism: Three Centuries of German Literature, ed. by Carolin Duttlinger, Kevin Hilliard, and Charlie Louth (Legenda, 2021), p. 21.

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