The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 43

November 2018
4 black and white illustrations
350 pages
9x6 in
Brecht Yearbook
ISBN: 9780985195663
Format: Paperback
Camden House
BIC AN, 1DFG, 2AB, 3JJ
BISAC DRA004020, LIT004170

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 43

Edited by Markus Wessendorf

Paperback
9780985195663
$49.95
The leading scholarly publication on Brecht; volume 43 contains a wealth of articles on diverse topics and a reconstruction of the two-chorus version of The Exception and the Rule.

Published for the International Brecht Society by Camden House, the Brecht Yearbook is the central scholarly forum for discussion of Brecht's life and work and of topics of interest to him, especially the politics of literature and theater in a global context. It encourages a wide variety of perspectives and approaches and, like Brecht, is committed to the use value of literature, theater, and theory.
Volume 43 opens with a reconstruction of Brecht's two-chorus version of The Exception and the Rule (Reiner Steinweg) and continues with a selection of Helmut Heißenbüttel's reviews of Brecht's work. Four articles (by Christine Künzel, Carsten Mindt, Judith Niehaus, and Sebastian Schuller) address Brechtian aspects of Gisela Elsner's novels. The next two essays (by Hunter Bivens and Friedemann Weidauer) revisit Brecht's reflections on affect and empathy. Also included are papers from the 2016 IBS "Recycling Brecht" Symposium: on Brecht's recycling of Lenin in his "neue Dramatik" (Joseph Dial), on Paul Celan as a reconfiguration of Brecht (Paul Peters), on Brecht's adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus (Martin Revermann), and on Hilary Mantel's Brechtian reconfiguration of Thomas Cromwell (Markus Wessendorf). The volume features Richard Schröder's farewell lecture on Brecht's Life of Galileo and an essay by Ulrich Plass on Bernd Stegemann's allegedly Brechtian reclamation of critical realism. It concludes with Zhang Wei's interview with the Chinese dramaturg, playwright, and Brecht translator Li Jianming.

Editor Markus Wessendorf is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu.



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Table of Contents

CRITICAL EDITION OF DIE AUSNAHME UND DIE REGEL
Editionsbericht: Die Ausnahme und die Regel - Reiner Steinweg
Die Ausnahme und die Regel (Lehrstueckfassung in zwei Choeren, hrsg. von Reiner Steinweg) - Bertolt Brecht
HELMUT HEISSENBUETTEL ON BRECHT
Helmut Heissenbuettel empfiehlt zum Lesen: Dreigroschenroman von Bertolt Brecht (1967) - Helmut Heissenbuettel
Wann ist Musik dumm? Eisler, Brecht und engagierte Kunst (1970) - Helmut Heissenbuettel
Der Krimileser, der Dramen schrieb: Bertolt Brechts Arbeitsjournal und seine Kritiker (1973) - Helmut Heissenbuettel
Helmut Heissenbuettel ueber das Arbeitsjournal 1938-1955 von Bertolt Brecht - Helmut Heissenbuettel
Helmut Heissenbuettel ueber Bertolt Brechts Tagebuecher 1920-22, Autobiographische Aufzeichnungen 1920-1954 und Kurt Schwitters Wir spielen, bus ins der Tod abholt: Briefe aus fuenf Jahrzehnten (1975) - Helmut Heissenbuettel
"Verbietet nur der Kaelte, kalt zu sein." Ueber Brechts Gedichte aus dem Nachlass (1982) - Helmut Heissenbuettel
BRECHT UND GISELA ELSNER
V-Effekte und andere Versuche, die Wirklichkeit zu bewaeltigen: Gisela Elsner und Bertolt Brecht - Christine Kuenzel
"Die Befreiung von dem Zwang, Hypnose auszuueben." Zusammenhaenge zwischen einer narrativen und theatralen Strategie der Verfremdung - Christian Mindt
Verfremdete und verfremdende Schrift bei Gisela Elsner und Bertolt Brecht - Judith Niehaus
"Die Saeure der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung." Zur Literatur des eingreifenden Denkens bei Bertolt Brecht und Gisela Elsner - Sebastian Schuller
BRECHT, AFFECT, EMPATHY
Brecht's Cruel Optimism or, What Are Socialist Affects? - Hunter Bivens
Reinigung der Gefuehle? Brecht, Chaplin und Empathie in Film und Theater - Friedemann Weidauer
RECYCLING BRECHT: PART 2
Recycling Lenin: The Role of Lenin's The Imperialist War: The Struggle Against Social-Chauvinism and Social-Pacifism in Brecht's Neue Dramatik - Joseph Dial
Celan als Rekonfigurierung Brechts - Paul Peters
Bert's Bard: (Re)Assessing Brecht's Translation of Coriolanus - Martin Revermann
A Brechtian Reinterpretation of Thomas Cromwell: Hilary Mantel's Novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies - Markus Wessendorf
NEW BRECHT RESEARCH
Brecht, Galilei, das Fernrohr und die Bibel - Richard Schroeder
Patronizing the Crisis: Bernd Stegemann's Dramaturgy of Critical Realism and Authoritarian Populism - Ulrich Plass
INTERVIEW
In the Brechtian Spirit of Independent Thought: An Interview with Li Jianming - Zhang Wei
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