German Literature and Culture of all periods
The purpose of this book is to analyse the role which the development of the German Altertumswissenschaft at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries had (in combination with the English-French intellectual base) on the birth of the Romantic reception of the ancient traditions in Poland.
Carl Gelderloos deposited Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics in Weimar Germany—Helmuth Plessner in Translation (review essay) in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
In this short essay I discuss two new translations of Helmuth Plessner’s work, “Political Anthropology,” translated by Nils F. Schott (Northwestern University Press, 2018), and “Levels of Organic Life and the Human: An Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology,” translated by Millay Hyatt (Fordham University Press, 2019).
This graphic provides an overview of the different hand which made entries in the Codex Donaueschingen A III 19 of the Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe.
This is the syllabus for an introductory course on Marx and critical theory that I taught at Binghamton University in the spring semester, 2020. It revises and expands an earlier iteration of the course that I had taught in spring, 2018, also at Binghamton University.
In diesem Beitrag beschreibe ich einen Typus von Glücksspielen, der über mehrere Jahrhunderte in Mittel- und Westeuropa verbreitet war. Meines Wissens gibt es weder für das Spielgerät noch für das damit gespielte Glücksspiel eine einheitliche Bezeichnung. Nach einer einleitenden Beschreibung (1) und einem Vergleich mit ähnli…[Read more]
Manfred Engel deposited Writing the Dream / Écrire le rêve. Ed. by Bernard Dieterle and Manfred Engel. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2017 (Cultural Dream Studies; 1) — Contents and Preface in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 11 months, 1 week ago
Writing a factual or fictional dream is a difficult task as its ›otherness‹ will challenge all of our accustomed modes of narration. So the existence of established cultural and textual patterns is a welcome help. This collection of essays describes these patterns, their historical and individual modifications and their relation to the dre…[Read more]
Announcing a reading group on the limits of the novel
June 6 – August 29
I’d like to invite everyone to an online reading group on Finnegans Wake and Arno Schmidt’s novel Bottom’s Dream. We’ll be focusing on the way both books threaten the narrative of the traditional novel by privileging language, scholarly apparatus, and other material. T…[Read more]
Manfred Engel deposited Theorizing the Dream / Savoir et théories du rêve. Ed. by Bernard Dieterle and Manfred Engel. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2018 (Cultural Dream Studies; 2) — Contents and Preface in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 11 months, 2 weeks ago
An important part of age-old human attempts to cope with the otherness of the dream is the so-called ›dream-discourse‹, which tries to explain the origin of dreams, their bizarre appearance, their functions, and the methods for detecting the information which they may contain. This collection of essays will reconstruct dream-discourses from man…[Read more]
Manfred Engel deposited Historizing the Dream / Le rêve du point de vue historique. Ed. by Bernard Dieterle and Manfred Engel. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2019 (Cultural Dream Studies; 3) — Contents and Preface in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 12 months ago
The essays in this volume trace the development of dream cultures through time both in synchronic and diachronic case studies. The scope of the contributions ranges geographically from New Zealand and China, over India, Mesopotamia, and Africa, to diverse European countries, and historically from Antiquity to the present. The volume covers various…[Read more]
Marco Heiles deposited Ritualmagische Wahrsagerei in der Handschrift 3227a des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Ritual-magical divination in manuscript Hs. 3227a of the Germanische Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
In Kant’s Critique of Judgment, his exploration of how something like life (organized matter) can appear to the faculties of a finite consciousness makes life as possible as it is impossible. A passing reference Kant makes to the idea that every organ of an organism can be seen as a parasite is taken as a lever to deconstruct his notion of…[Read more]
Begbrook MS, AC1420; Mathias Zelena: Cod. Ser. n. 12174 (Die Kunst zu kochen I) and Cod. Ser. n. 12175 (Die Kunst zu kochen II); Schoolboy’s Aids to Arithmetic; MS 136 (OÖLB); MS 119 (OÖLB); MS 1963 (UBG)
Marco Heiles deposited Ein Einband des 15. Jahrhunderts mit Vexierschloss. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 399 in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
Presentation of a 15th century book-binding with a trick-lock from Munich.
Marco Heiles deposited Einführung in die Gender Studies für Altgermanisten. Semesterprogramm und bibliographische Hinweise in the group German Literature and Culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
Einführung in die Gender Studies für Altgermanisten. Semesterprogramm und bibliographische Hinweise
Presentation on Bibliomancy in Medieval Western Europe. With Bibliography.
An article about the bauhaus imaginista international rotation of exhibitions keyed the Bauhaus Centennial.
Christa Winsloe’s Mädchen in Uniform texts offer a means to examine the role of education in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German society while also exemplifying the genre of boarding school literature. This article provides an overview of educational debates in Prussia and the German Empire in the second half of the nineteenth ce…[Read more]
Marco Heiles: Topography of German Humanism 1470–1550. An Approach, Essay, University of Oxford 2010.
The maps are also available as website: Marco Heiles, Topography of German Humanism 1470–1550 (2011),
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