Thematics Reconsidered: Essays in Honor of Horst S. Daemmrich - Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 9 (Paperback)Frank Trommler (volume editor)
Paperback 278 Pages / Published: 01/01/1995
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Responding to a new interest in thematic studies, the volume features essays by some of the leading scholars from the United States and Europe. In honor of Horst S. Daemmrich, the co-author with Ingrid Daemmrich of the handbook Themes and Motifs in Western Literature, the contributors reassess, both in theory and in case studies, the viability of thematics as part of contemporary literary criticism. They demonstrate the broad scope of methodologies between strict systematization of themes and motifs and reader-response conceptions of 'theming.' Special topics include a thematology of the Jewish people; motifs in folklore; a cluster on madness, hysteria, and mastery; the story of Judith; Cinderella; thematics in Durrenmatt and Isaac Babel; chaos as a theme. A concluding chapter illuminates aspects of nineteenth-century literary history.
Number of pages: 278
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
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