The Camden House History of German Literature is a major new reference work, one of the most ambitious undertakings in Literature of the Sturm und Drang. "Sturm und Drang" refers to a set of values and a style of writing that arose in Germany in the second half of the Camden House History of German Literature.
The Literature of Weimar Classicism. Simon Richter , James Hardin. In Germany, Weimar Classicism roughly the period from Goethe's return to Germany from Italy in to the death of his friend and collaborator Schiller in is widely regarded as an apogee of literary art.
But outside of Germany, Goethe is considered a Romantic, and the notion of Weimar Classicism as a distinct period is viewed with skepticism. This volume of new essays regards the question of literary period as a red herring: Weimar Classicism is best understood as a project that involved the ambitious attempt not only to imagine but also to achieve a new quality of wholeness in human life and culture at a time when fragmentation, division, and alienation appeared to be the norm. By not succumbing to the myth of Weimar and its literary giants, but being willing to explore the phenomenon as a complex cultural system with a unique signature, this book provides an account of its shaping beliefs, preoccupations, motifs, and values.
Contributions from leading German, British, and North American scholars open up multiple interdisciplinary perspectives on the period.
Essays on the novel, poetry, drama, and theater are joined by accounts of politics, philosophy, visual culture, women writers, and science. The reader is introduced to the full panoply of cultural life in Weimar, its accomplishments as well as its excesses and follies. Emancipatory and doctrinaire by turns, the project of Weimar Classicism is best approached as a complex whole.
Daniel Wilson. Simon J.
Selected as a 'Highlight of '-article by the Editor. Maike Oergel.
Berlin: de Gruyter, Winner of the Forum-Prize. Margrid Bircken and Heide Hampel.
Neubrandenburg: Steffen Verlag, Atti del convegno perugino in occasione del anniversario della nascita di Friedrich Schiller. Hermann Dorowin and Uta Treder.
Perugia: Morlacchi Editore, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, Visiones de los demonios y el humor faustico. Arno Gimber and Isabel Hernandez.
Madrid: Editorial Complutense, Thomas Martinec and Claudia Nitschke. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, Katharina von Hammerstein and Katrin Horn. Winter, Susanne Kord and Ruth Whittle. Excess and Transgression in German Society and Culture. Perspectives debating with Norbert Elias.
Mary Fulbrook. Amsterdam: Rodopi, Helga Kraft and Dagmar C.
New York: Peter Lang, Susanne Kord. London: Modern Humanities Research Association,