Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building and Centenary Fever

Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building and Centenary Fever

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This volume offers detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe. It offers a fascinating insight into the interaction between literature and cultural memory, and the entanglement between local, national and European identities at the highpoint of nation-building.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349489459
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pierre Boudrot, University Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Clara Calvo, University of Murcia, Spain Marijan Dović, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia Harald Hendrix, Utrecht University, Netherlands Ronan Kelly, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Joep Leerssen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick, UK John Neubauer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands An de Ridder, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Ann Rigney, Utrecht University, Netherlands Neil Stewart, University of Bonn, Germany Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, New York University, USA Francesca Zantedeschi, European University Institute, Italy

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Fanning out from Shakespeare; Ann Rigney and Joep Leerssen 1. Schiller 1859: Literary Historicism and Readership Mobilization; Joep Leerssen 2. Burns 1859: Embodied Communities and Transnational Federation; Ann Rigney 3. Scott 1871: Celebration as Cultural Diplomacy; Ann Rigney 4. Moore 1879: Ireland, America, Australia; Ronan Kelly 5. Dante 1865: The Politics and Limits of Aesthetic Education; Mahnaz Yousefzadeh 6. Petrarch 1804-1904: Nation-Building and Glocal Identities; Harald Hendrix 7. Petrarch 1874: Pan-National Celebrations and Provençal Regionalism; Francesca Zantedeschi 8. Voltaire 1878: Commemoration and the Creation of Dissent; François Boudrot 9. Vondel 1867: Amsterdam-Netherlands, Protestant-Catholic; Joep Leerssen 10. Conscience 1883: Between Flanders and Belgium; An De Ridder 11. Pushkin 1880: Fedor Doestoevsky Voices the Russian Self-Image; Neil Stewart 12. Prešeren 1905: Ritual Afterlives and Slovenian Nationalism; Marijan Dović 13. Mácha, Petőfi, Mickiewicz: (Un)wanted Statues in East-Central Europe; John Neubauer 14. Cervantes 1916: Literature as Exquisite Neutrality; Clara Calvo 15. Whose Camões? Canons, Celebrations, Colonialism; Paulo de Medeiros Index

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