London German Studies

Edited by Andreas Kramer and Ritchie Robertson
December 1, 2018
Historical research has dispelled a number of myths surrounding Word War I: whereas the outbreak of war was greeted by the urban middle classes with frenzied enthusiasm, in working-class areas and smaller towns the mood was more of foreboding. Little attention has so far been paid to those who opposed the war and its underlying culture of militarism, though opposition to war and militarism has a distinguished German pedigree. This volume explores opposition to war and militarism among a range of German-language authors in a period roughly defined by two international bestsellers: Suttner’s 'Die Waffen nieder' (1889) and Remarque’s 'Im Westen nichts Neues' (1928). Major figures (Kraus, Schnitzler, Zweig) have not...
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Edited by Heide Kunzelmann
May 16, 2016
Edited by Anne Simon and Katie Fleming
August 1, 2013
This volume, based on a series of lectures co-organised by the Institute of Classical Studies and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies in 2011 und 2012, examines the enduring relevance of Classical material, its openness to multi-layered readings and its use to express contemporary concerns, in other words, its re-presentation, or making present, in German literature. The essays in this volume, which range from the Middle Ages to the present and deal with genres as diverse as poetry and comic books, epigrams and novels, signal that one reason for the enduring relevance of Classical myth lies in its fluidity: its canonicity lends authority but is supple enough to allow adaptation to forms that speak most potently to a given age...
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Edited by Martin Liebscher, Ben Schofield, and Godela Weiss-Sussex
May 5, 2009
Edited by Rudiger Gorner
January 1, 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...
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Volume editor Edward M. Batley
September 1, 1998
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Volume editor Martin Swales
September 1, 1993

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