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"Wir haben keine Mythologie": Dante's Commedia and the poetics of early German Romanticism

@inproceedings{DiMassa2014WirHK,
  title={"Wir haben keine Mythologie": Dante's Commedia and the poetics of early German Romanticism},
  author={Daniel DiMassa},
  year={2014}
}
This dissertation reinterprets the German Romantics' project of writing a new mythology by arguing that the project's theoretical and poetic contours, as they emerge around 1800, owe to the Romantic engagement with Dante and his Commedia. Positioning the neue Mythologie vis-A -vis mythographical discourses of the Enlightenment, I begin by showing how A.W. Schlegel's scholarship on Dante in the early to mid 1790s endorses the Commedia as the preeminent symbolic work of Romantic poetry, which in… Expand