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"Heimatlos In Dieser Welt": The Isolated Modern Woman In Edith Södergran’S Vaxdukshäft Poetry, Kajsa M. Spjut 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

"Heimatlos In Dieser Welt": The Isolated Modern Woman In Edith Södergran’S Vaxdukshäft Poetry, Kajsa M. Spjut

All Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, I explore how, although Edith Södergran’s Vaxdukshäf poems seem to support new female roles in early 20th century European society, they also reflect on the danger in changing from traditional to modern roles. As the poems illustrate, this change can create an isolated woman, who becomes trapped in her new independence and is unable to alter herself to connect with others. In order to understand what is meant by traditional and modern female roles, I present a historical background that contrasts the woman of pre-20th-Century Europe with the new woman that emerged around the Turn of ...


In Memoriam Karl Heinz Göller (May 13, 1924 - April 22, 2009), Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

In Memoriam Karl Heinz Göller (May 13, 1924 - April 22, 2009), Richard Utz

Richard Utz

Eulogy on academic teacher, adviser, and mentor; founding dean of the College of Languages and Literatures at the University of Regensburg, Germany; and founder and honorary president of the German Medieval Academy (Mediävistenverband).


In Memoriam Karl Heinz Göller (May 13, 1924 - April 22, 2009), Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

In Memoriam Karl Heinz Göller (May 13, 1924 - April 22, 2009), Richard Utz

Medieval Institute Affiliated Faculty & Staff Publications

Eulogy on academic teacher, adviser, and mentor; founding dean of the College of Languages and Literatures at the University of Regensburg, Germany; and founder and honorary president of the German Medieval Academy (Mediävistenverband).


Minhag And Migration: A Yiddish Custom Book From Venice, 1553, Lucia Raspe 2010 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Minhag And Migration: A Yiddish Custom Book From Venice, 1553, Lucia Raspe

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

This presentation focuses on a Yiddish book of customs written in Venice in the mid-sixteenth century, which describes synagogue and home observances over the course of the Jewish year. Comparing MS Oxford Can. Or. 12 to the fifteenth-century Hebrew custumal it is based on (MS Frankfurt hebr. oct. 227), the presentation will discuss the efforts of Ashkenazic émigrés to northern Italy trying to preserve their identity in the face of a Jewish world suddenly become complex.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Book of Customs (MS Frankfurt hebr. oct. 227)
  • Book of Customs (MS Oxford Can. Or. 12)


Naturbeziehung Und Ökologie Im Werk Von Ernst Kreuder, Alexander E. Pichugin 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Naturbeziehung Und Ökologie Im Werk Von Ernst Kreuder, Alexander E. Pichugin

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The German writer Ernst Kreuder (1903–1972, Büchner Prize 1953), best known for his book Die Gesellschaft vom Dachboden (The Attic Pretenders, 1946), the very first book by a German author published in Germany after World War 2, is now one of the lesser known authors to both academic circles and the general public. The academic interest in Kreuder’s work has been focused primarily on his role as a postwar writer, either in connection with romantic tradition, social criticism or in the context of autobiography. This dissertation offers a new reading of Kreuder’s work in the intersection between ...


The Work Of Architecture In The Age Of Its Technological Reproducibility, Elizabeth Rae Guthrie 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Work Of Architecture In The Age Of Its Technological Reproducibility, Elizabeth Rae Guthrie

All Theses and Dissertations

Dresden's historic reconstructions bring up questions that reach far beyond the city's new/old Neumarkt district. In this thesis, I would like to take a closer look at the current ideological discourse surrounding the reconstruction of destroyed historic buildings in Dresden and other cities in the former DDR. What seems at first to be a simple culture war between progressive and reactionary city planners is actually, I will argue, a unique historical moment that blurs the dogmatically held ideas of rationality and nostalgia, ornament and function, and high art and kitsch. From the uncanny shadow of a church ...


Hallo, Welt! Adolescent Angst Und Das Erwachsenwerden In Marisha Pessls Special Topics In Calamity Physics Und Zoe Jennys Das Blütenstaubzimmer, Franziska Ludemann 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Hallo, Welt! Adolescent Angst Und Das Erwachsenwerden In Marisha Pessls Special Topics In Calamity Physics Und Zoe Jennys Das Blütenstaubzimmer, Franziska Ludemann

Masters Theses

Special Topics in Calamity Physics (2006) by Marisha Pessl and Das Blütenstaubzimmer (1997) by Zoё Jenny both feature strong female characters who go through difficult times because they experience genuine disillusionment with regard to their friends, the opposite sex, and, especially, their family.

The focus of this thesis was to analyze if the authors depict their characters in such a way that one can see correlations between the emotional behavior of these characters and a phenomenon that is often referred to as adolescent angst. The theoretical foundation for defining adolescent angst and for understanding mechanisms that trigger adolescent angst was ...


Sexuality, Gender And Identity In Selected Works Of Arthur Schnitzler, Michelle L Webster 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sexuality, Gender And Identity In Selected Works Of Arthur Schnitzler, Michelle L Webster

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate Arthur Schnitzler’s depiction of three female figures in short stories with a specific focus on how the figures are portrayed in relation to socially sanctioned roles in late nineteenth and early twentieth century German-speaking Europe. The figures and works selected as subjects of this study were Friederike in Die Frau des Weisen (1898), Elise in Der Mörder (1921) and Else in Fräulein Else (1924). The primary question that was investigated was whether Schnitzler depicted these female figures in a manner that could be interpreted as impacting the loosening of the grip ...


Ein Kleiner, Schwarzer Punkt Am Weisslichen Himmel: Antarctica & Ice In German Expressionism, Joy M. Essigmann 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Ein Kleiner, Schwarzer Punkt Am Weisslichen Himmel: Antarctica & Ice In German Expressionism, Joy M. Essigmann

Masters Theses

This work explores a fascinating and disturbing literary trope found in select German Expressionist prose in the years 1910-1920. Key Expressionist-era authors, including Georg Heym, Robert Musil, Egmont Colerus and Franz Kafka employed Antarctic and ice metaphors in their poetry and prose to exemplify inner feelings of displacement resulting from modernity. Expressionist discontent, as well as the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration” that occurred from 1895 to 1922, led to the creation of polar dystopias in some literature. These dystopias explored abstract interpretations of the South Pole, not as a place of excitement and adventure, but rather as a journey ...


Spuren Visionärer Multikulturalität: Fantasie Und Wirklichkeit In Campes "Robinson Der Jüngere": Auf Dem Weg Vom Kolonialismus Zum Kosmopolitismus., Claus Huxdorff 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Spuren Visionärer Multikulturalität: Fantasie Und Wirklichkeit In Campes "Robinson Der Jüngere": Auf Dem Weg Vom Kolonialismus Zum Kosmopolitismus., Claus Huxdorff

Masters Theses

This thesis aims to investigate the traces of multicultural implications in Joachim Heinrich Campe’s Robinson der Jüngere 1779/80. On one level, Campe’s adaptation of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe appears to awaken or sustain potential colonial fantasies among its German readers. However, Campe’s Robinson der Jüngere does not follow colonial conventions, such as exhibited in Defoe, but instead depicts a society based much more on the concept of a common humanity shared by Europeans and Caribbean natives alike. It conceives of cooperation and exchange as a mutual gain for both parties. Robinson’s island functions as a ...


Reinventing The Colonial Fantasy In The Post-Wwii Era: Jovita Epp's Amado Mio, Ivana R. Klammer 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Reinventing The Colonial Fantasy In The Post-Wwii Era: Jovita Epp's Amado Mio, Ivana R. Klammer

All Theses and Dissertations

Austrian playwright Jovita Epp's German language novel Amado mí­o, which takes place in post-WWII Argentina, is a modern adaptation of the traditional colonial novel. As such, the romances between the female main character, an Argentine of German descent, and her two love interests, an Argentine of Spanish descent (Criollo), and an Austrian Argentine, reflect the hopes and fears of persons and/or cultures caught up in the imperialist dreams of their nation. In the wake of WWII, Argentina becomes a space in which European(-descended) settlers can look back at Europe's "barbarism," questioning the imperialist worldviews that ...


Deutsch-Österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek Und “Der Zorn Der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl 2010 Syracuse University

Deutsch-Österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek Und “Der Zorn Der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

The article explores how Richard Wagner’s Beethoven and Elfriede Jelinek’s Das Lebewohl draw on music and musical aesthetics to signify national and cultural aspirations in Germany and Austria. As an artistic experience that transcends borders, Beethoven’s music has often provoked questions about cultural memory, “national art forms,” and collective identity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German intellectual history. Though very different in nature, Wagner’s politically charged Beethoven and the monolog that Jelinek ascribes to the right-wing Austrian politician J¨org Haider show how important music and language can be when national goals and cultural politics join forces.


Deutsch-Österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek Und “Der Zorn Der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl 2010 Syracuse University

Deutsch-Österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek Und “Der Zorn Der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl

Karl Ivan Solibakke

The article explores how Richard Wagner’s Beethoven and Elfriede Jelinek’s Das Lebewohl draw on music and musical aesthetics to signify national and cultural aspirations in Germany and Austria. As an artistic experience that transcends borders, Beethoven’s music has often provoked questions about cultural memory, “national art forms,” and collective identity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German intellectual history. Though very different in nature, Wagner’s politically charged Beethoven and the monolog that Jelinek ascribes to the right-wing Austrian politician J¨org Haider show how important music and language can be when national goals and cultural politics join forces.


"Thus Spoke Zarathustra" Or Nietzsche And Hermeneutics In Gadamer, Lyotard, And Vattimo, Babette Babich 2010 Fordham University

"Thus Spoke Zarathustra" Or Nietzsche And Hermeneutics In Gadamer, Lyotard, And Vattimo, Babette Babich

Articles and Chapters in Academic Book Collections

Apart from reading Nietzsche's words on his characterization as an educator in suspicion with some suspicion, what does Nietzsche offer hermeneutics? This essay takes up this question by talking about the politics of interpretation, hermeneutics, and genealogy. In the process, we can address Lyotard's enthusiastic fealty to technology and offer yet once more requiem for the postmodern, understood here through (and hence contra) Lyotard as the simulacrum of communication that is the internet.


Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2010 Purdue University

Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

nobilitashungariae: List of Historical Surnames of the Hungarian Nobility 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Purdue University Press) is compiled by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek based on published historical genealogical sources. nobilitashungariae is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada.

A magyar történelmi nemesség családneveinek listája 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek & Purdue University Press) genealógiai munkák alapján van Tötösy de Zepetnek Steven által összeállítva. A könyv állománya az Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada digitális archívumjának.


Verbal Complex Phenomena In West Central German: Empirical Domain And Multi-Causal Account, Shannon A. Dubenion-Smith 2010 Western Washington University

Verbal Complex Phenomena In West Central German: Empirical Domain And Multi-Causal Account, Shannon A. Dubenion-Smith

Modern & Classical Languages

This paper is a synchronic investigation of verbal complex phenomena in the West Central German dialects. The types of verbal complexes attested in 187 recordings of West Central German from the Zwirner Corpus are first classified and analyzed. A GoldVarb analysis reveals that in subordinate clause two-verb complexes, the factor groups syntagm and verbal prefix type have statistically significant effects on word order, while in main clause two-verb complexes the factor groups syntagm, verbal prefix type, and a grammatical correlate to focus have statistically significant effects. Taking as a point of departure Lötscher 1978 and Sapp 2007, a multi-causal account ...


Termwiki: A New Wikibased Terminology Management System, Uwe Muegge 2010 Monterey Institute of International Studies

Termwiki: A New Wikibased Terminology Management System, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

TermWiki is a free open source initiative that employs the familiar wiki technology to provide a powerful yet user-friendly terminology management solution to organizations of any size - including freelance translators. This presentation introduces attendees to the promise and limitations of TermWiki, and suggests possible uses in translator training


Formalism, Self-Referentiality, And The Avant-Garde, Siarhei Biareishyk 2010 Macalester College

Formalism, Self-Referentiality, And The Avant-Garde, Siarhei Biareishyk

German and Russian Studies Honors Projects

No abstract provided.


Text As Resistance In Holocaust Literature: Struggles For Personhood In Wiesel, Levi, And Delbo, Gillian M. Mozer 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Text As Resistance In Holocaust Literature: Struggles For Personhood In Wiesel, Levi, And Delbo, Gillian M. Mozer

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis is an examination of the memoirs of three core Holocaust writers, Elie Wiesel (Night and Day), Primo Levi (If This is A Man), and Charlotte Delbo (Auschwitz and After), exploring the ways in which each of the three authors uses his or her memoir to simultaneously document and resist the dehumanizing influence of the concentration camp experience.


Decoding Charlotte's Prevalence. A Kristevian Approach To The Representation Of Femininity In Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Zsuzsanna Rothne Zadori 2010 The University of Tennessee

Decoding Charlotte's Prevalence. A Kristevian Approach To The Representation Of Femininity In Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Zsuzsanna Rothne Zadori

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines Goethe’s portrayal of femininity in Die Wahlver-wandtschaften and how his depiction of all three central female characters relates to feminine ideals that were promoted through the theoretical gender debate of the late 1700s in Germany and Western Europe. I analyze Charlotte’s, Luciane’s, and Ottilie’s actions and interactions in various triadic character constellations in order to offer new insights into Goethe’s portrayal of femininity. In so doing, I argue that Goethe’s depiction of Charlotte holds the key to understanding how far Die Wahlverwandtschaften functions as (critical) commentary on the late Enlightenment gender ...


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