Goethe Yearbook 15

February 2008
252 pages
9x6 in
Goethe Yearbook
ISBN: 9781571133144
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
BISAC LIT004170, BIO007000, LIT014000

Goethe Yearbook 15

Edited by Simon Richter, Daniel Purdy

New, interdisciplinary essays on an array of topics ranging from Goethe and mineralogy to theories of masculinity around 1800.
The Goethe Yearbook, first published in 1982, is a publication of the Goethe Society of North America and is dedicated to North American Goethe Scholarship. It aims above all to encourage and publish original English-language contributions to the understanding of Goethe and other authors of the Goethezeit, while also welcoming contributions from scholars around the world.
Goethe Yearbook 15 features an array of interdisciplinary essays, among them articles on Goethe and such topics as architecture, mineralogy, theatrical improvisation, and Ulrich von Hutten. Readers will also find two astute and erudite interpretations of key poems, Alexis und Dora and Urworte. Orphisch, as well as a compelling exploration of the legal, social, and economic issues pertaining to the question: "Why Did Goethe Marry When He Did?" An interpretation of Goethe's Elective Affinities, two essays on Schiller's plays, and an incisive analysis by Peter Uwe Hohendahl titled "The New Man: Theories of Masculinity Around 1800" round out the volume.

Contributors: Ehrhard Bahr, Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly, Robert Germany, Albert E. Gurganus, Peter Uwe Hohendahl, Jocelyn Hollnad, Borge Kristiansen, Elizabeth Powers, Daniel Purdy, Peter J. Schwartz, and Christoph Schweitzer

Simon J. Richter is Professor of German at the University of Pennsylvania, and Daniel Purdy is Associate Professor of German at Pennsylvania State University. Book review editor Martha B. Helfer is Professor of German at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

Goethe's Reception of Ulrich von Hutten - Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly
The School of Shipwrecks: Improvisation in Wilhelm Meisters theatrilische Sendung and the Lehrjahre - Jocelyn Holland
The Sublime, "Über den Granit," and the Prehistory of Goethe's Science - Elizabeth Powers
The Building in Bildung: Goethe, Palladio, and the Architectural Media - Daniel Purdy
Virgilian Retrospection in Goethe's Alexis und Dora - Robert Germany
Typologies of Repetition, Reflection, and Recurrence: Interpreting the Novella in Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften - Albert E Gurganus
Why Did Goethe Marry When He Did? - Peter J. Schwartz
Zum Verhältnis von Selbstsein und Miteinandersein - Borge Kristiansen
Schiller's Die Räuber: Revenge, Sacrifice, and the Terrible Price of Absolute Freedom - Christoph E Schweitzer
Wallensteins Tod as a "Play of Mourning": Death and Mourning in the Aesthetics of Schiller's Classicism - Ehrhard Bahr
The New Man: Theories of Masculinity around 1800 - Peter Uwe Hohendahl


[This volume] yet again establishes the journal as an outstanding venue for current scholarship on Goethe, Schiller, and German culture around 1800. . . . [E]xceptional individual studies providing noteworthy insights into several key questions of Goethe scholarship. Yet it is in the juxtaposition of the various articles, and the thereby divergent . . . views that they present, where one finds some of the most extraordinary insights. . . . It's a volume well worth reading in its entirety. THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CURRENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

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