Institute of Modern Languages Research

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Edited by Godela Weiss-Sussex and Ulrike Zitzlsperger
August 23, 2007
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Robert Pichl and Alexander Stillmark
December 1, 1994
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Edited by John L. Flood
October 1, 1991
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Edited by Adrian Stevens and etc.
June 1, 1994
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Edited by Adrian Stevens and Fred Wagner
December 1, 1983
Edited by Charlotte Woodford and Godela Weiss-Sussex
January 17, 2015
Around 1900, progressive responses to the bourgeois conservatism of the nineteenth century coexist with anti-modern capitalism and industrialization. Both give rise to protests against the status quo and generate a plethora of demands for cultural and social reform, in which elements of 'radicalism' and 'traditionalism' are often hard to separate. Exploring the concepts of modernity championed in the modernist avant-garde as well as in less formally experimental guises, the essays collected here provide insights into the artistic expressions of protest discourses of the era and into the imaginative constructions of alternative social worlds. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, from the programmatic visions of artists' colonies to...
Seiriol Dafydd
April 17, 2015
This book investigates a specific aspect of travel literature – the fictional travel novel – and one practitioner of that sub-genre – the contemporary German author Michael Roes (b. 1960). The analysis focuses on two main areas of research. The first concerns Roes’s representation of intercultural encounters: how does Roes conceive and present an encounter between representatives of different cultures? And what constitutes a successful encounter, if such a thing exists? The second area of interest in this study concerns Roes’s intertextual methodology. This study identifies those intertextual references that are of greatest significance and examines how and why Roes refers to other writers and their texts as he composes his own....