From Goethe to Gide: Feminism, Aesthetics and the French and German Literary Canon, 1770-1936

From Goethe to Gide: Feminism, Aesthetics and the French and German Literary Canon, 1770-1936

by Mary Orr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859897214

ISBN-13: 9780859897211

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

From Goethe to Gide brings together twelve essays on canonical male writers (six French and six German) commissioned from leading specialists from Britain and North America.
 
These essays, aimed at final year undergraduates and postgraduates, focus on Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Heine, Fontane, Zola,

Overview

From Goethe to Gide brings together twelve essays on canonical male writers (six French and six German) commissioned from leading specialists from Britain and North America.
 
These essays, aimed at final year undergraduates and postgraduates, focus on Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Heine, Fontane, Zola, Kafka, and Gide. The collection therefore foregrounds the major authors taught in British university BA courses in French and German. Working with the tools of feminist criticism, the authors demonstrate how feminist readings of these writings can illuminate far more than attitudes towards women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859897211
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
List of Contributorsix
Introduction1
1Errant Strivings: Goethe, Faust and the Feminist Reader7
2Hospitality and Sexual Difference in Rousseau's Confessions22
3Gender and Genre: Schiller's Drama and Aesthetics34
4Male Foibles, Female Critique and Narrative Capriciousness: On the Function of Gender in Conceptions of Art and Subjectivity in E.T.A. Hoffmann49
5Varieties of Female Agency in Stendhal65
6Heine's 'Madchen und Frauen': Women and Emancipation in the Writings of Heinrich Heine80
7Mundus Muliebris: Baudelaire's World of Women97
8Flaubert's Cautionary Tales and the Art of the Absolute113
9Manly Men and Womanly Women: Aesthetics and Gender in Fontane's Effi Briest and Der Stechlin129
10Bodies in Crisis: Zola, Gender, and the Dilemmas of History145
11Karl Rossmann, or the Boy who Wouldn't Grow Up: The Flight from Manhood in Kafka's Der Verschollene168
12Andre Gide and the Making of the Perfect Child184
Postscript199
Notes205
Bibliography of Secondary Literature
1General Works236
2Works on Specific Authors240
Index256

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