Goethe's Families of the Heart

Goethe's Families of the Heart

by Susan E. Gustafson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501336072
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/24/2017
Series: New Directions in German Studies , #15
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan E. Gustafson is Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies at the University of Rochester, USA. Her areas of research include 18th-20th-century German literature, aesthetic theory, conceptions of families, gender studies, psychoanalysis, and feminism. She is the author of Absent Mothers and Orphaned Fathers: Narcissism and Abjection in Lessing's Aesthetic Production (1995) and Men Desiring Men: The Poetry of Same-Sex Identity and Desire in German Classicism (2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Same-Sex, Nonexclusive, and Adoptive Affinities in Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften
Chapter 2: Same-sex Affinities Between Women and Family Redefinitions in Goethe's Stella
Chapter 3: Learning What Family and Love can be in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
Chapter 4: Asserting and Affirming All Elective Affinities in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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