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Edited by Rüdiger Görner
1 January 2001
Wer die Spuren des Transzendenten zu lesen versucht, fragt nach den Zeichen des Sinns in einer profan-nihilistisch gestimmten Welt. Der Homo religiosus ist in einer solchen Welt ein Exilant, gerade auch wenn er sich den Schrift-Zeichen des Göttlichen stellt. Als ein so verstandener Schrift-Steller steht er zwischen dem Heiligen und dem Profanen. Zum einen will er Mythen wiedererzählen und damit an archaisch-religiöse Traditionen erinnern, zum anderen geschieht dieses Erzählen nur noch reflektiert und gehört somit in den Bereich des Profanen. Schreiben versteht sich dabei als der Versuch, die Erfahrung von Sinnlosigkeit und Leere in unserem Dasein zu überwinden. Steht aber die Leere, die die Kunst so bereitwillig thematisiert, für ihre...
Edited by Edward M. Batley
1 September 1998

London German Studies VI focuses mainly on the traditional strengths of German Studies in the United Kingdom, namely language and literature, and yet the more deeply these subjects are explored, the clearer their interactions with other disciplines become. The articles contained in the volume demonstrate this process by engaging with issues of the social, cultural, political and intellectual history of the German-speaking countries and communities of Europe, and calling to mind the ‘Germanic' essence of the Institute of Germanic Studies and its title. They treat questions of language and identity; national and regional culture; horticulture and freemasonry; literature and literary heritage; literature...

Edited by Martin Swales
1 September 1993

The papers comprised in London German Studies V were selected to give an idea of the variety and vigour of British German Studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s. All were given at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, during the period 1989-1993, but there are two distinct clusters of papers. One derives from the Mozart symposium, held in January 1991, and two musicologists and two literary scholars explore the extraordinary achievement of the composer. The other reflects a time when the map of Germany and, with it, that of Europe was re-drawn, hence it seemed right and proper that a number of papers should be concerned with the GDR and its demise.

Edited by Roy Wisbey
1 February 1992

In common with its predecessors, contributions to this volume of London German Studies are drawn largely from the papers given at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, and from its colloquia and seminars. The volume opens with two inaugural lectures delivered within the University of London, though not at the Institute itself, and the optimistic, since regenerative, overtones of the genre are heightened here by the magisterial sweep of both. Considerations of humanity, tolerance and realism underlie several papers. Donal McLaughlin's paper was given at the very first meeting of the National Colloquium in German Studies, held at the Institute in February 1987 and since a regular feature of...

Edited by J. P. Stern
1 July 1986

The thirteen critical studies assembled in this volume are a selection of the papers delivered at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, between 1983 and 1985, and represent a range of its scholarly activities. Two papers were part of a colloquium held in November 1984 in association with the German School at Richmond, to commemorate the sudden death of Uwe Johnson at Sheerness in February that year. William Larrett's paper was given at one of the Institute's Friday afternoon seminars, and J.P. Stern's was offered for discussion at its staff and postgraduate discussion group. The remainder were delivered at the Institute's traditional Thursday evening meetings.

Edited by J. P. Stern
1 June 1983

Of the eleven papers which appear in this volume, all but two were delivered between 1980 and 1983 at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London. Corbet Stewart's and J.P. Stern's were read at the joint meeting, at Easter 1982, of the Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland and the English Goethe Society at Queen Mary College, London. All, including the two written on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Goethe's death, may be read as evidence that, governmentally-induced alarm and despondency notwithstanding, the continuity of German Studies in London is unimpaired.

Edited by C.V. Bock
1 October 1980

The subject matter of the seven papers presented here as London German Studies spans the period from about 1200 to the present day. All were delivered at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, between 1976 and 1980. Four of the contributors are members of the University of London, who have been joined by distinguished colleagues from the Universities of Graz, Manchester, and Stanford.

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