Idea Of Europe In Literature

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312219857
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/19/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanne Fendler is Assistant Professor at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Ruth Wittlinger is Lecturer in European Studies at University College, Stockton.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Bernard Crick
Part I: Portrayal of the Continent
• Charlotte Brontë's Alternative "European Community"—Jan B. Gordon
• "Nation and Narration": Continental Europe and the English Novel—Silvia Mergenthal
• Guglhupf and Ancient Castles: Images of Austria and Germany in the English Historical Romance and Gothic Novel, 1960-90—Ulrike Horstmann
• Discovering "Europe in the Process of Repatriation in Primo Levi's La Tregua —Angela Flury
Part II: Inner/Outer Perspective in Comparison
• The Transformation of the English/Western Literature Canon—Marion Frank
• France and its "DOM": The Ambivalence of the Minority-Majority Relationship—Ute Fendler
• Immigrants in Britain: National Identities and Stereotypes—Susanne Fendler
• A Never Closer Union? The Idea of the European Union in Selected Works of Malcolm Bradbury—Paul Nixon
Part III: Idea of Europe and National Identity
• A Romanian View of Europe: George Uscatescu—Liliana Mihut
• Eyvind Johnson and the History of Europe: Many Times in One Place—Rolf Hugoson
• Englishness from the Outside—Ruth Wittlinger
• Memories of Hell: Kieslowski's Vision of European Subjectivity—Roy Boyne
• Europeans: Foreigners in Their Own Land—Sylvie Gambaudo
• Index

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