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German Language and Literature Papers

1992

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Review Of Virtue And The Veil Of Illusion: Generic Innovation And The Pedagogical Project In Eighteenth-Century Literature By Dorothea Von Mücke, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Dec 1992

Review Of Virtue And The Veil Of Illusion: Generic Innovation And The Pedagogical Project In Eighteenth-Century Literature By Dorothea Von Mücke, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This original and wide-ranging comparative study examines how emergent literary genres in eighteenth-century Europe participate in the pedagogical project of male subject formation. The author focuses on the intersection of semiotics, pedagogy and aesthetics, and demonstrates how changing models of signification give rise to new strategies in subject formation. Drawing on Foucault, she identifies two major semiotic paradigm shifts in the eighteenth century: first the "transparency model" of the mid-eighteenth century, which presumes that the sign is an ideal representation of the signified; and second the "intransitive" or "self-referential model" that emerges late in the century. With each of these ...


New And Old Histories: The Case Of Hölderlin And Württemberg Pietism, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1992

New And Old Histories: The Case Of Hölderlin And Württemberg Pietism, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Literary opinion generally concurs that Friedrich Hölderlin, whose writings abound with Christian references, was in some manner influenced by the pietist milieu of his native Württemberg. The precise nature of this influence is still in the process of being clarified, and results of the research vary widely depending on how Württemberg pietism is defined, what sources are consulted, and to what extent social or institutional factors are considered. Much of the literature addressing this topic is informed by historiographical assumptions which tend to flatten both Württemberg pietism and Hölderlin's writings into a historical teleology. I would like to examine ...


Sensate Language And The Hermetic Tradition In Friedrich Christoph Oetinger's Biblisches Und Emblematisches Wörterbuch, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1992

Sensate Language And The Hermetic Tradition In Friedrich Christoph Oetinger's Biblisches Und Emblematisches Wörterbuch, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

The rise of rationalistic moral theology in the 18th century reflects the prevailing assumption of Enlightened thought that moral concepts were the privileged hermeneutical telos of the "coarse" or sensate language in the Bible and Christian dogma. The theological school known as neology supported this view and proposed an exegetical strategy for extracting the "pure" moral sense from the "coarse" or sensate text. In 1772 the Berlin neologian Wilhelm Abraham Teller (1734-1804) published a programmatic guide to this exegetical strategy, a dictionary entitled Wörterbuch des Neuen Testaments zur Erklärung der christlichen Lehre. I would like to discuss here a critical ...


Review Of Wolfgang Wittkowski, Ed., Revolution Und Autonomie: Deutsche Autonomieästhetik Im Zeitalter Der Französischen Revolution. Ein Symposium., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1992

Review Of Wolfgang Wittkowski, Ed., Revolution Und Autonomie: Deutsche Autonomieästhetik Im Zeitalter Der Französischen Revolution. Ein Symposium., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This volume is the last of five in a series edited by Wolfgang Wittkowski and based on symposia held at SUNY-Albany on various aspects of German Classicism. The topic of this last symposium—aesthetic autonomy— fairly bristles with controversy, as historically it has formed a dividing line of sorts between ideological camps within German literary scholarship. Beginning with the Bildungsbürgertum of the 19th century, aesthetic autonomy came to be defined as the mark of highest literary quality, defined formally in terms of closure, self-containment and “perfection,” and restricted in terms of content to the apolitical, “purely aesthetic” realm. On the ...