Institute of Modern Languages Research

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Edited by Rudiger Gorner and Duncan Large
January 1, 2004
Mererid Puw Davies
December 22, 2016
The 1960s protest movements marked an astonishing moment for West Germany. They developed a political critique, but are above all distinctive for their overwhelming emphasis on culture and the symbolic. In particular, reading and writing had a uniquely prestigious status for West German protesters, who produced an extraordinary textual culture ranging from graffiti and flyers to agit-prop poetry and autobiographical prose. By turns witty, provocative, reflective and offensive, the avantgarde roots of anti-authoritarianism are as palpable in their texts as their debt to high literature. But due to this culture’s (apparently) anti-literary tone, it has often remained illegible to traditional criticism. This volume presents close...
Seiriol Dafydd
April 30, 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....
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Carl Lofmark and University of London
January 1, 1981
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Edited by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson
March 1, 1984
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Naomi Segal and University of London
October 1, 1981
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Frederick Norman
December 1, 1973
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Edited by Anja Hill-Zenk and Karin Sousa
February 10, 2005
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Edited by S. S. Prawer
January 1, 1970