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Perspectives on gender in post-1945 German literature, Georgina Paul

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Perspectives on gender in post-1945 German literature
Title
Perspectives on gender in post-1945 German literature
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Georgina Paul
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Rooted in Enlightenment rationalism, modernity tends to privilege masculine-connoted characteristics - conscious subjective agency, rational control and self-containment, the subjugation of nature - and has generated a conceptualization of human subjectivity emphasizing these qualities. Yet the costs of this conception of human selfhood are high, and at modernity's most acute moments of historical crisis writers and artists can be seen turning to feminine-connoted figurations - nature, tradition, myth and spirituality, intuition, relationality, flux. In recent decades studies have examined the cultural crisis of German modernity, notably at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century, as a crisis of masculinity. Feminist critiques, meanwhile, have viewed cultural history as male-generated and 'phallocentric,' in need of a feminine corrective. The innovation of this book is to examine these two gendered perspectives side by side, investigating the culturally symbolic significance of gender in post 1945 German language literature via a sequence of paired readings of major, thematically related texts by male and female authors, including Ingeborg Bachmann's novel 'Malina' (1971) and Max Frisch's 'Mein Name sei Gantenbein' (1964); Frisch's 'Homo Faber' (1957) and Christa Wolf's 'Störfall' (1987); Elfriede Jelinek's 'Die Klavierspielerin' and Rainald Goetz's 'Irre' (both 1983); and Heiner Müller's 'Die Hamletmaschine' (1977) and Christa Wolf's 'Kassandra' (1983). Finally, Barbara Köhler's eight-poem cycle 'Elektra. Spiegelungen' (written 1984-85; published 1991) is considered as offering a way past the 'impasse' of the male and female viewpoints. Georgina Paul is University Lecturer in German at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Hilda's College
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Paul, Georgina
Dewey number
840.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.P3455 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • German literature
  • Sex (Psychology) in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
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Perspectives on gender in post-1945 German literature, Georgina Paul
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gender, subjectivity, and cultural critique from the fin de siècle to fascism
  • The post-1945 crisis of enlightenment and the emergence of the "other" sex
  • Challenging masculine subjectivity : Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina
  • From his point of view : Max Frisch's Mein Name sei Gantenbein
  • The critique of instrumental reason : Max Frisch's Homo Faber and Christa Wolf's Störfall
  • Pathologies : Elfriede Jelinek's Die Klavierspielerin and Rainald Goetz's Irre
  • End visions : Heiner Müller's Die Hamletmaschine and Christa Wolf's Kassandra
  • Beyond the impasse? : Barbara Köhler's "Elektra. Spiegelungen."
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CR9781571137463
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571134233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Perspectives on gender in post-1945 German literature, Georgina Paul
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gender, subjectivity, and cultural critique from the fin de siècle to fascism
  • The post-1945 crisis of enlightenment and the emergence of the "other" sex
  • Challenging masculine subjectivity : Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina
  • From his point of view : Max Frisch's Mein Name sei Gantenbein
  • The critique of instrumental reason : Max Frisch's Homo Faber and Christa Wolf's Störfall
  • Pathologies : Elfriede Jelinek's Die Klavierspielerin and Rainald Goetz's Irre
  • End visions : Heiner Müller's Die Hamletmaschine and Christa Wolf's Kassandra
  • Beyond the impasse? : Barbara Köhler's "Elektra. Spiegelungen."
Control code
CR9781571137463
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571134233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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