From Goethe to Novalis: Studies in Classicism and Romanticism: Festschrift for Dennis F. Mahoney in Celebration of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (New editi

From Goethe to Novalis: Studies in Classicism and Romanticism: Festschrift for Dennis F. Mahoney in Celebration of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (New editi

By: Wolfgang Mieder (editor)Hardback

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This Festschrift in honor of Dennis F. Mahoney's sixty-fifth birthday is somewhat different from the standard Festschrift: rather than present essays from various authors, this Festschrift collects twenty-one of Mahoney's most important English-language publications on German Classicism and Romanticism published over the past thirty years. Mahoney is the author and editor of many articles and books in German and English, among them Die Poetisierung der Natur bei Novalis (1980), Der Roman der Goethezeit (1988), The Eighteenth Century and Uses of the Past (1992), The Critical Fortunes of a Romantic Novel: Novalis's "Heinrich von Ofterdingen" (1994), The End of Enlightenment (2000), Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis) (2001), and Literature of German Romanticism (2004). Mahoney has taught German language, culture, literature, and film at the University of Vermont for thirty-five years, and has received national and international recognition. On campus he has been a champion of international education, advising students about studying abroad, setting up an exchange program with the University of Augsburg, and inviting students and colleagues from Germany to Vermont. He has received an Excellence in Teaching Award, an Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, and he was the first American to be named president of the International Novalis Society. The title of this Festschrift captures Mahoney's life-long occupation with this rich period of German cultural, intellectual, and literary life. The essays display his erudition and expertise on such subjects as the multifaceted Age of Goethe, including the continuing discussion of the nature of the Bildungsroman and the influence of the French Revolution. The essays deal primarily with Goethe, Schiller, and Novalis, but Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Georg Forster, Caroline von Wolzogen, Jean Paul, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Achim von Amim, and others are discussed as well. These individual essays are representative of Mahoney's accomplishments as a literary scholar - and a remarkable professor, colleague, and friend.

About Author

Wolfgang Mieder is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont, where he has taught for many years together with his colleague and friend Dennis F. Mahoney. Mieder is known for his proverb studies: some of his more recent books include "Making a Way Out of No Way": Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric (2010), Proverbs Are Never Out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the Modern Age (2012), and "All Men and Women Are Created Equal": Elizabeth Cady Stanton's and Susan B. Anthony's Proverbial Rhetoric Promoting Women's Rights (2015).


Contents: Goethe Seen Anew: Egon Gunther's Film Lotte in Weimar - The Thematic Significance of Astrology in Schiller's Wallenstein - The French Revolution as Volcano: Goethe and Georg Forster - Primeval Formation: Teaching Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre with the Help of Goethe's Urworte. Orphisch - Goethe's Autobiographical Writings - Schiller's Der Geisterseher: A Princely Experiment or, the Creation of a ""piritualist" - On the Periphery of Weimar Classicism: Passion, Patriarchy and Political Machinations in Caroline von Wolzogen's Agnes von Lilien (1797) and Barbara Honigmann's Eine Liebe aus nichts (1991) - Maria Stuart Adaptations in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: From "Classica" Parodies to Contemporary Politics - The French Revolution and the Bildungsroman - "Painting the Red Flower Blue": Developments in Research on the Novels of the Age of Goethe since 1968 - The Apprenticeship of the Reader: The Bildungsroman of the "Age of Goethe" - The Channeling of a Literary Revolution: Goethe, Schiller, and the Genesis of German Romanticism - The Myth of Death and Resurrection in Heinrich von Ofterdingen - Double into Doppelganger: The Genesis of the Doppelganger-Motif in the Novels of Jean Paul and E.T.A. Hoffmann - "Stages of Enlightenment": Lessing's Nathan der Weise and Novalis's Heinrich von Ofterdingen - A "Schutzenkoenig" for Kuhschnappel: Social Reality and Wish Projection in Jean Paul's Siebenkas - Human History as Natural History in Die Lehrlinge zu Sais and Heinrich von Ofterdingen - "Was nicht ist, kann noch werden": Proverbs and German Romanticism - Old, New, and (Un)Known Worlds: History and Fiction in Achim von Arnim's Die Kronenwachter and Edward P. Jones's The Known World - Romanticizing the Everyday: Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower - Double Trouble: Uncanny Secrets in E.T.A. Hoffmann's and Otto Ludwig's Das Fraulein von Scuderi.

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  • ISBN13: 9781433127601
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 339
  • ID: 9781433127601
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 1433127601
  • edition: New edition

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