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The Idea of Europe in Literature
     

The Idea of Europe in Literature

by Susanne Fendler (Editor), Ruth Wittlinger (Editor)
 

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The relevance of culture has recently enjoyed increasing recognition for the study of European integration and a European identity. Appeals to a common European culture as well as appeals to different national cultures have been used respectively as a means to pursue political ends. Paying tribute to literature's role as an important constituent part of a culture,

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The relevance of culture has recently enjoyed increasing recognition for the study of European integration and a European identity. Appeals to a common European culture as well as appeals to different national cultures have been used respectively as a means to pursue political ends. Paying tribute to literature's role as an important constituent part of a culture, this collection of essays explores literary representations of Europe and its nation states and should be of particular value to anyone who is interested in cultural, political or literary studies in the European context.

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Paying tribute to literature's role as an important part of culture, this collection of essays explores literary representations of Europe and its nation-states. In sections on portrayal of the continent, inner and outer perspectives in comparison, and the idea of Europe and national identity, contributors discuss different perspectives on Europe in order to add another dimension to discussions on European integration. Topics include national identities and stereotypes, and images of Austria and Germany in the English historical romance and gothic romance since 1945. Fendler is affiliated with the University of W<:u>rzburg, Germany. Wittlinger is affiliated with the University of Durham-Stockton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781349274987
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Series:
University of Durham/Macmillan
Edition description:
1st ed. 1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

ROY BOYNE Professor of Sociology at Durham University
UTE FENDLER currently working on Spanish travel literature of the eighteenth century
ANGELA FLURY PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature Department at the University of California
MARION FRANK working on a research project aiming to establish a closer link between literary/ cultural studies and medicine/medical anthropology
SYLVIE GAMBAUDO Lecturer in European Studies at University College Stockton
JAN B. GORDON Professor of Anglo-American Literature at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
URIKE HORSTMANN University of Würzburg, writing her doctoral thesis on the names in Spenser's the Faerie Queen
ROLF HUGOSON Lecturer at the Center for Research and Debate on Cultural Policy, at the University College of Borås
SILVIA MERGENTHAL Professor at the University of Konstanz
LILIANA MIHUT Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science
PAUL NIXON Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Teesside

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