Publications of the Institute of Germanic Studies

Edited by Rüdiger Görner
August 3, 2005
Die vorliegenden Beiträge, die auf eine Veranstaltungsreihe des Institute of Germanic Studies der University of London zurückgehen (2002/03), stellen sich exemplarischen Fragen im Bereich literarischer Repräsentation bildlicher Thematiken - von der romantischen Bildpoetik zur Beziehung von Wort und Fotografie um 1900, der Renaissance-Rezeption bei Thomas Mann, der Labyrinth-Konstruktionen als piktorialer Eigenheit bei Kafka und Dürrenmatt sowie dem bislang kaum untersuchten Verhältnis von Thomas Bernhard zu Francis Bacon. Das Besondere an dieser Reihe war, daß sie auf programmatisch-poetische Aussagen des 'praktizierenden' Sprachbildkünstlers Xago (Berlin) zuliefen, die ihrerseits Wortbilder darstellen....
Edited by Alexander Stillmark and Fred Wagner
March 1, 1993
Edited by Martin H. Jones and Roy Wisbey
September 1, 1992
The pre-eminent role of Chrétien de Troyes in the formation of Arthurian romance is reflected in the swift and brilliant response of German courtly poets to his works. Within a few years of their composition, Erec et Enide and Yvain were adapted for German audiences by Hartmann von Aue, initiating the tradition of Arthurian romance in his country, while Chrétien’s unfinished Grail-story was taken up and brought to a triumphant conclusion in Parzival, composed by the most influential of medieval German authors of romance, Wolfram von Eschenbach. Chrétien’s Cligés and Lancelot, by contrast, had a less much distinct impact in Germany, a circumstance which reveals significant difference in the literary configurations east...
Edited by Jurgen Barkhoff and Eda Sagarra
April 1, 1992
Dieser Band enthält die Beiträge des Symposiums, das im März 1991 in Dublin als sechste einer 1982 begonnenen Serie von germanistischen Tagungen am Trinity College Dublin stattfand. Gemeinsamer Fluchtpunkt fast aller Beiträge sind die differenzierten und vielfach ambivalenten Folgen jener Rehabilitation der Sinnlichkeit, die das 18. Jahrhundert prägt und in der Anthropologie der Spätaufklärung ihren Höhepunkt erreicht. CONTENTS: JÜRGEN BARKHOFF and EDA SAGARRA: Vorwort; H.B. NISBET: ‘Herders anthropologische Anschauungen in den Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit’; WOLFGANG RIEDEL: ‘Influxus physicus und Seelenstärke. Empirische Psychologie und moralische Erzählung in der deutschen...
Edited by Roy Wisbey
February 1, 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 Nicholas Saul
March 1, 1991
Dieser aus einem Symposium am Trinity College Dublin hervorgegangene Band sammelt Aufsätze, in denen der romantische Text als solcher im Mittelpunkt steht. Auf exemplarische Weise wird versucht, dem synthetischen Integrationswillen romantischer Dichter Rechnung zu tragen. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt erstens auf der Ermittlung von Inhalten im literarischen Text, die ein möglichst umfangreiches Spektrum von Disziplinen aus der romantischen Enzyklopädie vertreten und somit den breiten wissenschaftlichen Ehrgeiz romantischer Dichter belegen, und zweitens auf der Funktionsbestimmung wissenschaftlicher Inhalte in der poetischen Ökonomie des Textes. Der Sammelband liefert damit einen interdisziplinären Beitrag zur Erforschung des romantischen...
Adrian Stevens and Roy Wisbey
December 1, 1990
This volume comprises selected papers from the symposium held in March 1986 at the Institute of Germanic Studies in London. The symposium was conceived by the organisers as an experiment in transatlantic dialogue and the papers represent the views of scholars from a variety of North American and British universities. The main focus of attention is Gottfried's Tristan. Familiar assumptions about the text are questioned and fresh perspectives are offered on many contentious issues. Those disagreements which persist are themselves a reflection of the problems posed by Gottfried's masterpiece. New light is thrown on the treatment of the Tristan theme in medieval and modern times. CONTENTS: Introduction;...
J. P. Stern and J.J. White
February 1, 1985
This collection of essays makes available a selection of the papers given at the symposium held in 1983 at the Institute of Germanic Studies on the occasion of the centenary of Kafka's birth. The interest Kafka's work continues to evoke in circumstances he hardly envisaged, the fascination it continues to exert on readers whose ways and views of life are very different from the ways and views of the world in which he wrote all suggest that interpretations which are fussy with claims to totality or definitiveness are likely to end up by being more misleading than the scrutinies of individual themes and stories and the searching out of discrete meanings - the limited truths that have been attempted in this...
Edited by Lothar Huber and John J. White and University of London
September 1, 1982
The papers published in Musil in Focus were given at the Musil Centenary Symposium held at the University of London in November 1980, under the auspices of the Institute of Germanic Studies, Birkbeck College and the Austrian Institute. They offer a series of new readings and contextualizations, both of certain aspects of Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, Musil's major, but unfinished novel, and of his shorter fiction, plays and various other writings. The present volume, the first book-length study of Musil's work to be published in the United Kingdom, is not, however, restricted to the presentation of a spectrum of specifically English reactions to his writings. It is the result of fruitful collaboration...

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