The German Bestseller in the Late Nineteenth Century

Author: Charlotte Woodford,Benedict Schofield

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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A much-needed look at the fiction that was actually read by masses of Germans in the late nineteenth century, and the conditions of its publication and reception.

Dialogue and Narrative Design in the Works of Adalbert Stifter

Author: Brigid Haines

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9780947623449

Category: History

Page: 158

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This study focuses on the crucial interplay between dialogue and narrative in Adalbert Stifter's works and relates this to their overall structure. Stifter, a conservative and often didactic writer, is nevertheless shown to present a complex view of reality which incorporates subjective and sometimes subversive voices.

Was ist Textkritik?

zur Geschichte und Relevanz eines Zentralbegriffs der Editionswissenschaft

Author: Gertraud Mitterauer

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag Gmbh & Company


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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Scholars concerned with editing text, principally Germanists and musicologists, have placed a central editorial concept, that of textual criticism, centre-stage. In the course of the past decades, a development has taken place in this area, combined with new thoughts, but also with constant irritations. The contemporary significance and function of textual criticism are discussed using concrete examples.

Historical Bibliography as an Essential Source for Historiography

Author: Kristina Rexová,Bernadette Cunningham,Václava Hor?ákova,V?ra Hanelová

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443884294

Category: Historiography

Page: 275

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This volume brings together papers presented at the Fifth International Conference of the European Historical Bibliographies Project, held in Prague on November 7 - 8, 2013, under the auspices of the Department of Historical Bibliography of the Institute of History of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. The conference attracted bibliographers, historians and librarians from Denmark, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland and from a number of Czech institutions and libraries, who gathered to discuss a wide range of topics. The main theme of the conference was the significance of historical bibliography for historical science. Given the diversity of professional focus among the conference participants, this topic was approached and examined from a variety of viewpoints. The most important outcomes of these meetings were, firstly, explaining the way individual participating organisations dealt with historical bibliography, and, secondly, providing a comparison of different methodological and technological approaches for processing specialized bibliographies in various European countries. This book introduces the wider public to the current shape and prospects of historical bibliography projects across a range of European countries. Obviously, such projects must reflect the needs of their users, which mainly comprise historians and librarians. The ongoing development of historical bibliography does not only involve a technical challenge, but also a methodological one, as well as a societal one when interpreted in a broader context. Mutual communication helps form the future direction of historical bibliography, which will undoubtedly face many new tasks and challenges.

Vienna's Dreams of Europe

Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State

Author: Katherine Arens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441175601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Vienna's Dreams of Europe puts forward a convincing counter-narrative to the prevailing story of Austria's place in Europe since the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used images of Europe and its hegemonic culture as their political and cultural reference points. Yet in discussions of Europe's nation-states, Austria appears only as an afterthought, no matter that its precursor states-the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Austria Hungary-represented a globalized European cultural space outside the dominant paradigm of nationalist colonialism. Austrian writers today confront reunited Europe in full acknowledgment of Austro-Hungary's multicultural heritage, which mixes various nationalities, ethnicities, and cultural forms, including ancestors from the Balkans and beyond. Challenging standard accounts of 18th- through 20th-century European imperial identity construction, Vienna's Dreams of Europe introduces a group of Austrian public intellectuals and authors who have since the 18th century construed their own public as European. Working in different terms than today's theorist-critics of the hegemonic West, Katherine Arens posits a political identity resisting two hundred years of European nationalism.