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The Resource Heinrich von Kleist and modernity, edited by Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan

Heinrich von Kleist and modernity, edited by Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan

Heinrich von Kleist and modernity
Heinrich von Kleist and modernity
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edited by Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan
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"Modernity, according to some views, poses the problem of 'homo politicus' - the problem of how to act in a moral universe without a "master narrative," without a final foundation. From this angle, the oeuvre of Heinrich von Kleist - novellas, dramas, and essays - addresses problems emerging from a new universe of Kantian provenance, in many ways the same universe we inhabit today. This volume of new essays investigates Kleist's position in our ever-changing conception of modernity, employing aesthetic, narrative, philosophical, biographical, political, economic, anthropological, psychological, and cultural approaches and wrestling with the difficulties of historicizing Kleist's life and work. Central questions are: To what extent can the multitude of breaking points and turning points, endgames and pre-games, ruptures and departures that permeate Kleist's work and biography be conceptually bundled together and linked to the emerging paradigm of modernity? And to what extent does such an approach to Kleist not only advance understanding of this major German writer and his work, but also shed light on the nature of our present modernity? Contributors: Seán Allan, Peter Barton, Hilda Meldrum Brown, David Chisholm, Andreas Gailus, Bernhard Greiner, Jeffrey L. High, Anette Horn, Peter Horn, Wolf Kittler, Jonathan W. Marshall, Christian Moser, Dorothea von Mücke, Nancy Nobile, David Pan, Ricarda Schmidt, Helmut J. Schneider. Bernd Fischer is Professor of German at the Ohio State University. Tim Mehigan is Professor of German in the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Otago, New Zealand."--Provided by publisher
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Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Heinrich von Kleist and modernity, edited by Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan
Heinrich von Kleist and modernity, edited by Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan
"The essays in this volume were originally presented at a symposium on the works of Heinrich von Kleist in September 2010 at the University of Otago, New Zealand."--Acknowledgments
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Zu Ende schreiben : Ultimative Strategien im Schaffen Kleists / Bernhard Greiner -- "Sein Nahen ist ein Wehen aus der Ferne" : Ottokar's leap in Die Familie Schroffenstein / Nancy Nobile -- The fragmented picture and Kleist's Zerbrochner Krug / Dorothea von Mucke -- "So glaubst du jetzt, da? ich dir Wahrheit gab?" : gender, power and the performance of justice in Kleist's Der zerbrochne Krug / Sean Allan -- Recht als Krieg. moderne Staatlichkeit und die Aporien legalistischer Herrschaft bei Heinrich von Kleist / Christian Moser -- Representing the nation in Heinrich von Kleist's Prinz Friedrich von Homburg / David Pan -- Herrschaftsgenealogie und Staatsgemeinschaft : zu Kleists Dramaturgie der Moderne im Prinzen von Homburg / Helmut Schneider -- Changing perceptions of modernity in nineteenth-century German theater from Goethe to Wagner, with reference to Kleist's Prinz Friedrich von Homburg / Hilda Meldrum Brown -- Weiblicher Sadismus, Wutwelt des Liebes-Urwalds, Geschlechtskampf, absolutes Gefuhl : die Penthesilea-Rezeption in der Moderne / Ricarda Schmidt -- Prosodic and dramatic tension in the blank verse dramas of Heinrich von Kleist / David Chisholm -- Crisis, denial, and outrage : Kleist (Schiller, Kant) and the path to the German novella(s) of modernity / Jeffrey High -- Das Gespenst der Armut : "Das Bettelweib von Locarno" -- zwischen traditioneller christlicher, kantisch aufgeklarter und moderner marxistischer Auffassung / Peter Horn -- The problem of knowledge and the discourse of the hysteric : exploring a Lacanian interpretation of "Die Marquise von O -- " / Peter Barton -- Religion nach der Aufklarung : Die Heilige Cacilie -- Identitat, Religion und Moderne / Anette Horn -- Breaking skulls : Kleist, Hegel, and the force of assertion / Andreas Gailus -- Kleist's "Ubermarionette" and Schrenck-Notzing's "Traumtanzerin" : nervous mechanics and hypnotic performance under modernism / Jonathan Marshall -- Falling after the fall : the analysis of the infinite in Kleist's marionette theater / Wolf Kittler
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