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Approaches to World Literature

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Book Series: WeltLiteraturen / World Literatures ISBN: 9783050062716 9783050064956 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 180,00 DOI: 10.1524/9783050064956 Language: English
Publisher: Akademie Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101070
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The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of "World Literature", penned by leading representatives of the discipline from the United States, India, Japan, the Middle East, England, France and Germany. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. The discussions include problems such as different script systems with varying literary functions, as well as questions addressing the relationship between ethnic self-description and cultural belonging. The contributions result from a conference that took place at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, in 2012.

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Discursive “Renovatio” in Lope de Vega and Calderón. Studies on Spanish Baroque Drama

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ISBN: 9783110556094 Year: Pages: 484 DOI: 10.1515/9783110556094 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume offers a fresh look at Spanish Baroque drama (centered on readings of plays by Lope de Vega and Calderón) inspired by Foucault’s discourse archeology. This perspective implies a discussion of the plays’ discourse-historical “foils” and of related (theological, philosophical, and historiographical) discourses. A separate “excursus” discusses the discursive relation between the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Mannerism and the Baroque.

The Cultural Net. Early Modern Drama as a Paradigm

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ISBN: 9783110536638 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536638 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume offers a new theoretical approach to cultural production inspired by the metaphor of culture as a virtual network. Following a thorough outline of this approach, the theoretical framework is elucidated in a second part through examples drawn from early modern European drama. A third and final part then presents a critical discussion of the concept of national culture and literature, from its first formulation by Johann Gottfried Herder to its current developments, including postcolonial studies.

Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires

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ISBN: 9783110536881 9783110536881 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110536881 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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This volume presents the proceedings of the international conference “Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires: Looking at Early Modern England and Spain”, held in 2012 as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet). Implementing the concept of culture as a virtual network, it investigates Early modern European drama and its global dissemination. The 12 articles of the volume – all written by experts in the field teaching in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Switzerland, India and Germany – focus on a selection of English and Spanish dramas from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Analysing and comparing motifs, formal parameters as well as plot structures, they discuss the commonalities and differences of Early modern drama in England and Spain.

Theater as Metaphor

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ISBN: 9783110622034 Year: Pages: 276,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110622034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The papers of the present volume investigate the potential of the metaphor of life as theater for literary, philosophical, juridical and epistemological discourses from the Middle Ages through modernity, and focusing on traditions as manifold as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Latin-American.

History and Drama. The Pan-European Tradition

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ISBN: 9783110604276 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.1515/9783110604276 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts
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Aristotle’s neat compartmentalization notwithstanding (Poetics, ch. 9), historians and playwrights have both been laying claim to representations of the past – arguably since Antiquity, but certainly since the Renaissance. At a time when narratology challenges historiographers to differentiate their “emplotments” (White) from literary inventions, this thirteen-essay collection takes a fresh look at the production of historico-political knowledge in literature and the intricacies of reality and fiction. Written by experts who teach in Germany, Austria, Russia, and the United States, the articles provide a thorough interpretation of early modern drama (with a view to classical times and the 19th century) as an ideological platform that is as open to royal self-fashioning and soteriology as it is to travestying and subverting the means and ends of historical interpretation. The comparative analysis of metapoetic and historiosophic aspects also sheds light on drama as a transnational phenomenon, demonstrating the importance of the cultural net that links the multifaceted textual examples from France, Russia, England, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Poetics and Politics

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ISBN: 9783110536690 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536690 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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Far from teleological historiography, the pan-European perspective on Early Modern drama offered in this volume provides answers to why, how, where and when the given phenomena of theatre appear in history. Using theories of circulation and other concepts of exchange, transfer and movement, the authors analyze the development and differentiation of European secular and religious drama, within the disciplinary framework of comparative literature and the history of literature and concepts. Within this frame, aspects of major interest are the relationship between tradition and innovation, the status of genre, the proportion of autonomous and heteronomous creational dispositions within the artefacts or genres they belong to, as well as strategies of functionalization in the context of a given part of the cultural net. Contributions cover a broad range of topics, including poetics of Early Modern Drama; political, institutional and social practices; history of themes and motifs (Stoffgeschichte); history of genres/cross-fertilization between genres; textual traditions and distribution of texts; questions of originality and authorship; theories of circulation and net structures in Drama Studies.

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