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Peace In Unity: 19th Century Irenic Motivations In European Unification, Robert Taft Keele Oct 2005

Peace In Unity: 19th Century Irenic Motivations In European Unification, Robert Taft Keele

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Hauptargumenten of politicians and citizens concerning the advantages and disadvantages of the EU are almost exclusively economic or political in nature: lower tariffs; loss of monetary instruments; immigration; disenfranchisement; etc. The object of my thesis is to remind everyone, amid the flurry of speculation and uncertainty prevalent in Europe since the French rejection of the EU constitution, that a major benefit of the European integration is peace, on a continent that has been ravaged by war for centuries. I prove that the establishment of peace was a major element in European unification by confirming links between peace movements and ...


Combating The Banality Of Evil: Portrayals Of The Literary Female Villain In Gã¼Nter Grass's Danziger Trilogie And Novella, Im Krebsgang., Joseph Ephraim Baumgarten Aug 2005

Combating The Banality Of Evil: Portrayals Of The Literary Female Villain In Gã¼Nter Grass's Danziger Trilogie And Novella, Im Krebsgang., Joseph Ephraim Baumgarten

Theses and Dissertations

In Günter Grass's Danzig Trilogy and novella, Im Krebsgang, an antagonistic female type makes a repeated appearance. She appears in the guise of Susi Kater and Luzie Rennwand in Die Blechtrommel, and as Tulla Pokriefke in the other works, Katz und Maus, Hundejahre, and Im Krebsgang. This antagonistic female type is not like other women in these works. A review of Le Deuxième Sexe by feminist Simone de Beauvoir reveals several crucial components contributing to woman's position in society. Most essentially, a woman's natural attributes and (dis)abilities and the conventions of society have enforced her historical ...


Review Of: Yearbook Of Morphology 1999, Edward J. Vajda Jun 2005

Review Of: Yearbook Of Morphology 1999, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This Yearbook volume contains eleven articles, five on diachronic aspects of morphology, the rest dealing with miscellaneous topics. The data derives mainly from Romance, Germanic, and Slavic languages.


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jun 2005

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Edwards, Catherine, ed. Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945. Christina Ujma

Gilman, Sander L. and Jurek Becker. A Life in Five Worlds. David Malcolm

Rodden, John, ed. Conversations with Isabel Allende. Daniela Melis

Schrift, Alan D., ed. Why Nietzsche Still? Reflections on Drama, Culture, and Politics. Jennifer Marston William

Viegnes, Michel, ed. Hugo et la chimère. Recherches & Travaux 62. Kathryn M. Grossman

Winston, Jane Bradley. Postcolonial Duras: Cultural Memory in Postwar France. Carol J. Murphy


The Value Of Kitsch. Hermann Broch And Robert Musil On Art And Morality, Patrizia C. Mcbride Jun 2005

The Value Of Kitsch. Hermann Broch And Robert Musil On Art And Morality, Patrizia C. Mcbride

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article examines the discourse on kitsch articulated by Austrian novelists Hermann Broch (1886-1951) and Robert Musil (1880-1942) between 1930 and 1950. In particular, I focus on the ways in which the two novelists draw the distinction of value between real and pseudo art (or kitsch). As I argue, their disagreement on this matter is emblematic of dilemmas that continue to confront aesthetic evaluation today. While Broch anchors value in a metaphysical realm on the outside of aesthetic discourse, assuming a late-idealistic notion of art, Musil frames the distinction between 'good' and 'bad' art within an empirical, relativistic, and immanent ...


Wladimir Kaminer's Public Persona And Writings Within The Discourse On German National Identity, Diana Stanislavovna Gortinskaya May 2005

Wladimir Kaminer's Public Persona And Writings Within The Discourse On German National Identity, Diana Stanislavovna Gortinskaya

Masters Theses

The purpose of the following thesis is to examine the concept of German national literature as part of the discourse on German national identity after unification. I concentrate on one representative of post-Wende German literature--Wladimir Kaminer, a Russian émigré of Jewish descent who immigrated to Germany in 1990 and in the course of ten years became a best-selling German writer. This study is the first scholarly analysis of both Kaminer’s public persona and his writings. On the basis of Kaminer’s interviews with various Russian- and German-speaking media, I focus on his positioning within the discourse on German ...


Polka-Dotted Truth Adam Worden Collages, Scott Abbott Apr 2005

Polka-Dotted Truth Adam Worden Collages, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Twenty-First Annual Bibliography, 2005 (Contemporary German Literature Collection), Hannelore M. Spence, Paul Michael Lützeler, Henry Haaker Apr 2005

Twenty-First Annual Bibliography, 2005 (Contemporary German Literature Collection), Hannelore M. Spence, Paul Michael Lützeler, Henry Haaker

Annual Bibliography of the Special Contemporary German Literature Collection

Bibliography of contemporary German literature volumes added the previous year to Washington University Libraries' Contemporary German Literature Collection. These acquisitions generally include novels, poetry, short story collections, essays, autobiographical works, and literary and cultural periodicals from publishers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This Collection serves as the research arm for the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature's Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature. This bibliography is compiled by Washington University's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in cooperation with the University Libraries. See also Contemporary German Literature Collection and Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature.


A Voice For Modernism In Elsa Bienenfeld's Music Reviews, Kelsey Draper Apr 2005

A Voice For Modernism In Elsa Bienenfeld's Music Reviews, Kelsey Draper

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis discusses Elsa Bienenfeld’s role as a modern music critic and cultural journalist and shows how she defended modernism by encouraging her Viennese readers to embrace it. The purpose is not to create a mere biographical sketch, but to demonstrate how Bienenfeld shaped and influenced the public’s perceptions of the budding modern music movement in Vienna. Chapter 1 introduces the problem of modern music and provides the historical context for Elsa Bienenfeld’s life. Chapter 2 introduces modermism as a movement in the city and reviews the development of music out of the classical and romantic periods ...


Otto Gründler: In Memoriam (1928-2004), Richard Utz Jan 2005

Otto Gründler: In Memoriam (1928-2004), Richard Utz

Richard Utz

Eulogy on Director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University.


Otto Gründler: In Memoriam (1928-2004), Richard Utz Jan 2005

Otto Gründler: In Memoriam (1928-2004), Richard Utz

Medieval Institute Affiliated Faculty & Staff Publications

Eulogy on Director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University.


Swiss-German Literature 1945-2000, Romey Sabalius Jan 2005

Swiss-German Literature 1945-2000, Romey Sabalius

Romey Sabalius

No abstract provided.


Swiss-German Literature 1945-2000, Romey Sabalius Jan 2005

Swiss-German Literature 1945-2000, Romey Sabalius

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Erfahrung Nach Dem Krieg: Autorinnen Im Literaturbetrieb 1945-1950. Brd, Ddr, Österreich, Schweiz. (Inter-Lit,4) (Book Review), Kathrin M. Bower Jan 2005

Erfahrung Nach Dem Krieg: Autorinnen Im Literaturbetrieb 1945-1950. Brd, Ddr, Österreich, Schweiz. (Inter-Lit,4) (Book Review), Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

This fourth volume in the Inter-Lit series produced by the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur- Forschung is a collection of 18 papers from a literary studies conference held at the Universität Bremen in fall 2000. The essays examine women writers from different generations: those who were established authors prior to 1933 and whose careers were interrupted by the Third Reich, those who continued writing during the 12 years of Nazi rule, and those of a younger generation who saw the end of the war as an opportunity to break into the literary market. Although the title of the volume seems to promise a ...


Moses Mendelssohn's Approach To Jewish Integration In Light Of His Reconciliation Of Traditional Judaism And Enlightenment Rationalism, Robert J. Clark Jan 2005

Moses Mendelssohn's Approach To Jewish Integration In Light Of His Reconciliation Of Traditional Judaism And Enlightenment Rationalism, Robert J. Clark

History and Government Faculty Publications

Prior to the eighteenth century, European Jews lived in separate communal structures at the discretion of their host countries.1 A very few found places of influence and wealth as "court Jews" and lived as aristocrats, but their acceptance in society was limited, subject to official approval, and came at a price.2 There had always been opportunities for Jews to integrate into European society, albeit not without complication, via assimilation and conversion.3 But the ability to enter the social order as Jews and find a place to belong without rejecting their heritage and religion proved elusive. The emergence ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jan 2005

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Chanan, Michael. Cuban Cinema David William Foster

Izenberg, Gerald N. Modernism and Masculinity: Mann, Wedekind, Kandisnky through World War I. Aaron J. Cohen

Jonsson, Stefan. Subject Without Nation: Robert Musil and the History of Modern Identity. Post-Contemporary Interventions. Albrecht Classen

Kaiser, David Aram. Romanticism, Aesthetics and Nationalism. Cambridge Studies in Romanticism 34. Catherine Grimm

Lopez de Martinez, Adelaida and Harriet Turner. The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel: From 1600 to the Present. Toni Dorca

McCulloh, Mark R. Understanding W.G. Sebald. Peter C. Pfeiffer

Peterson, Dale E. Up From Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul. Kathleen ...


Improvement Through Movement: A Thematic And Linguistic Analysis Of German Minority Writing Through The Works Of Anant Kumar, Kirsten E Kumpf Jan 2005

Improvement Through Movement: A Thematic And Linguistic Analysis Of German Minority Writing Through The Works Of Anant Kumar, Kirsten E Kumpf

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis focuses on the writings of Anant Kumar, an Indian author living in Germany and writing in German. It includes an introduction that examines the long history of literary interaction between Germany and the East. Particular attention is then devoted to two of Kumar's recurrent literary themes: "movement" with reference to progress and "the establishment of identity" through the use of language. Not only do Kumar's texts regularly describe being on the move and examine the intricacies of writing in a foreign language, but on a deeper level Kumar's writings also mirror the current state of ...


The Disintegration Of Modern Culture. Nietzsche And The Information Age, Edgar Landgraf Jan 2005

The Disintegration Of Modern Culture. Nietzsche And The Information Age, Edgar Landgraf

German Faculty Publications

The article revisits Nietzsche’s provocative claim that the Enlightenment’s emphasis on education and open exchange of information promotes rather than prevents the “loss of meaning” from a media studies and systems theoretical perspective. Nietzsche in fact ties what he understands as modern culture’s disintegration to information-processing modes of modern society, that is, as effects of the modern educational system and the mass media (at his time, the printing press). The article argues that while Nietzsche is an astute observer of modernity, his call for a return to a more authentic culture (with its daunting political implications) is ...


Life Beyond The Holocaust: Memories And Realities, Gilya Schmidt Dec 2004

Life Beyond The Holocaust: Memories And Realities, Gilya Schmidt

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

With an introduction by Gilya Schmidt, editor. "Mira Kimmelman, author and survivor, tells of the painful experiences connected with reentering society in the aftermath of the Holocaust. It is at once a testimony to Mira's extended family and friends who perished in the Holocaust, as well as those who survived, and an ethical will to her children and grandchildren. The volume was edited by Gilya Schmidt, who also wrote an extensive historical introduction."


Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche: At The Crossroads Of Philosophy And Literature, Ann Taylor Dec 2004

Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche: At The Crossroads Of Philosophy And Literature, Ann Taylor

Ann Connolly

Western philosophy essentially began as a dramatic form in the dialogues of Plato, but quickly was converted to a subject for study, something analyzed, systematized, and to a large extent removed from everyday experience. Indeed, most think of philosophy as a subject that has no relevance to common existence, even though it undoubtedly always begins there. Attempt at dialogue, or dramatic form of any kind, in philosophy since Plato has generally been either ignored or ineffective. However, with Friedrich Nietzsche, literary forms other than the treatise were re-introduced to Western philosophy in such a way that they no longer could ...


Immortal For Quite Some Time: Princeton, Scott Abbott Dec 2004

Immortal For Quite Some Time: Princeton, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Why "Howl"?, Scott Abbott Dec 2004

Why "Howl"?, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


A Reasonable Dictionary, Scott Abbott Dec 2004

A Reasonable Dictionary, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


'That Sweet And So On': Peter Handke's Yugoslavia Work, Scott Abbott Dec 2004

'That Sweet And So On': Peter Handke's Yugoslavia Work, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.