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Der Verfremdungseffekt Von Brecht Bis Handke, Brigitte Patrick Jun 1976

Der Verfremdungseffekt Von Brecht Bis Handke, Brigitte Patrick

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis intends to show how the application of the Verfremdungseffekt (alienation effect), originally formulated by Brecht, serves to express different Weltanschauungen in the works of Dürrenmatt, Frisch and Handke. The main emphasis is on the works of Peter Handke however, in order to demonstrate the changes in the interpretation of the alienation effect, some of the plays by Dürrenmatt and Frisch are analysed.


The Expressionist Moment: Heym, Trakl And The Problem Of The Modern, James Rolleston Jan 1976

The Expressionist Moment: Heym, Trakl And The Problem Of The Modern, James Rolleston

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Hugo Friedrich's genealogical and normative theory of modern poetry is contrasted with Michel Foucault's essentially static formulations of man's self-creating posture at the centre of a world without transcendence. The role of history and history- making in the modern consciousness is then viewed from the perspective of the early Expressionist poets, Georg Heym (1887-1912) and Georg Trakl (1887-1914). Both writers saw the tradition of Romantic individualism as dead yet persisting in an aimless afterlife, but their responses were antithetical. Trakl, using his personal experience as an emblematic image of the end, reorchestrated the myths and depravities of ...


Front Matter, And A Letter From The Editor, Vol. 1, No. 1, Luis González-Del-Valle Jan 1976

Front Matter, And A Letter From The Editor, Vol. 1, No. 1, Luis González-Del-Valle

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Editorial board and Advisory Council, masthead, and Letter From the Editor