Writing the Radical

Writing the Radical

Enlightenment, Revolution and Cultural Transfer in 1790s Germany, Britain and France

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De Gruyter
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Das aktuelle Spektrum der Literaturwissenschaft ist durch eine komparatistische und kulturwissenschaftliche Öffnung mit mannigfachen interdisziplinären Anschlüssen gekennzeichnet. Die Reihe spectrum Literaturwissenschaft versteht sich als Forum dieser pluralistischen Neuformierung der Literaturwissenschaft; sie präsentiert Studien von methodisch innovativem, häufig komparatistischem Zuschnitt, deren Ergebnisse über enge nationalphilologische Horizonte hinaus von exemplarischer Bedeutung sind.


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The essays in this volume discuss the overlap between philosophical, aesthetic, and political concerns in the 1790s either in the work of individuals or in the transfer of cultural materials across national borders, which tended to entail adaptation and transformation. What emerges is a clearer understanding of the “fate” of the Enlightenment, its radicalization and its “overcoming” in aesthetic and political terms, and of the way in which political “paranoia”, generated by the fear of a spreading revolutionary radicalism, facilitated and influenced the cultural transfer of the “radical”.

The collection will be of interest to scholars in French, German, English, and comparative studies working on the later 18th century or early 19th century. It is of particular interest to those working on the impact of the French Revolution, those engaged in reception studies, and those researching the interface between political and cultural activites. It is also of key interest to intellectual historians of this period, as well as general historians with an interest in modern conservatism and radicalism.


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Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents papers that are informed by methodologically innovative, frequently comparative approaches, and whose findings are of importance well beyond the narrow boundaries of national philological horizons.



Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012
ISBN: 9783110290110
3110290111
9783110289855
3110289857
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Oergel, Maike 1964-- Editor

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