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Significant returns: Lacan, masculinity, and modernist traditions
This dissertation explores the grounding of Lacanian psychoanalysis in the intellectual and artistic movements of the modernist period, and reads masculine anxiety in the modernist novel in terms of Lacan's work on psychosis, ...
Wilhelm Raabe's novella, "Der Student von Wittenberg": An annotated translation
In Der Student von Wittenberg Wilhelm Raabe juxtaposes nature and society to show the harmony existing in nature and the lack of harmony in society. Society can be divided into a mental order and an order of force. Within ...
Spatial dynamics in poetry: A topographical approach to poems by Rilke, Hoelderlin and Bachmann (Germany, Austria, Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Hoelderlin, Ingeborg Bachmann)
For all they contribute to an understanding of modern lyric poetry, traditional tropological interpretations betray a number of limitations. In particular, the restrictive manner in which they impinge upon the dynamics of ...
Infanticide, illegitimacy, and abortion in modern German literature
This dissertation examines the evolution and interaction of the public policy debate on reproductive issues in Germany and literary portrayals of crisis pregnancies in German literature and concentrates mainly on literature ...
Love and war: German-Slavic wartime relationships in post-World War II literature
The glorification of war and the thoughtless use of "national" stereotypes characteristic of 19th century literature have broken down in the later 20th century after World War II and the end of the Cold War in 1991. ...