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Frogs and Salamanders as Agents of Romanticisms
In his lectures at Johns Hopkins Rainer Nägele always astounded me with associations that linked, for example, dogs to melancholy. Of course, this association was not new, but Nägele filtered it outExpand
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Magic Realities Reconsidered: Ever After
By contextualizing the film Ever After in terms of its revisions of the classic versions of the Cinderella story and of Renaissance ideas of social reform, this study presents the contemporaryExpand
Migration’s Alienations: Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage
Brecht’s so-called anti-war drama Mother Courage and her Children (1939) will be read as a migration drama that demystifies rhetorical cynicism as a coping device for the traumatic torments ofExpand
The Feminine Beast: Anti-moral Morality in Early 20th-Century Literature
Texts of the early Twentieth Century link animalism, gender struggles, and issues of identity in their stark critique of bourgeois gender ideology. This essay places selected texts by Bertolt BrechtExpand
Rafik Schami’s Tales about Fairy Tales
Rafik Schami’s Tales about Fairy Tales Walter Benjamin mourns the loss of storytelling, especially of the teller of fairy tales, in his essay „Der Erzahler” from 1936. Rafik Schami, however, promotesExpand