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The wedding at Buchenhorst; a narrative
A translation followed by a critical essay presented to the faculty of The Eioe Institute In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts In the Department of German.
Humor and parody in E. T. A. Hoffman's novel Die Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr
E. T. A. Hoffmann's novel Lie Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr consists of two stories. One represents the biography of Johannes Kreisler, a serious and genuinely Inspired musician, whose sometimes quixotic behavior puts ...
Die Funktion der Hauptzofen in Yvain, Iwein und Tristan
The introduction first recapitulates the different perspectives in which the courtly epics since Chretien de Troyes have been studied. Going from studies which mention the role of the "Ladies-in-waiting" only "in passim" ...
Music and simultaneity in Hermann Broch's "Bergroman" Der Versucher
References to the various aspects of the symbolical correspondence between simultaneity and music are omnipresent in Hermann Broch's literary and theoretical endeavors. This analysis will investigate their implications in ...
Das Verhaeltnis der Utopie zur Realitaet: three plays by Peter Hacks
In this thesis I attempt, by means of a close analysis of three plays which Hacks wrote over a ten year period, to define his quasi-programmatio statement, "Gegenstand der juengsten Kunst . . . ist das Verhaeltnis der ...
The ironic characterization of Klinger's Storm and Stress genius figure
The central characters of Friedrich Maximilian Klinger's early works represent the epitome of the Storm and Stress genius idealization. These characters have superhuman strengths, prophetic insights, a yearning for simplicity, ...
A comparative phonology of the stressed vowel systems of Texas English and Modern High German
This is a study of instances of negative transfer attributable to interference of Texas English with German. It is intended for use as a supplement to William G. Moulton's The Sounds of English and German in teaching German ...
The ballad as a literary genre: studies toward a redefinition
Literary critics disagree over a satisfactory definition for the literary ballad and over the degree of its indebtedness to similar forms such as the Bunkelsang or bench ballad, the popular ballad and the chanson. The ...
Elements of persuasion in the rhetoric of Njal's Saga
The objectivity of the narrative style has been frequently cited by literary critics as one of the most perspicuous characteristics of Islendingasogur. In more recent studies, however, saga objectivity has undergone closer ...