Goethe Yearbook

Articles from Vol. 19, 2012

Die Genese Det Idealen Gesellschaft: Studies, Zum Literatiachen Werk Von Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698-1783)
Jesko Reiling, Die Genese der idealen Gesellschaft: Stuthen zum literarischen Werk von Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698-1783). Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2010.322 pp.Johann Jakob Bodmer and his literary partner Johann Jakob Breitinger- yoked with their...
Goethe's Modernisms
Astrida OrleTantillo, Goethe's Modernisms. New York: Continuum, 2010. 198 pp.Imagine for a moment that you are not a Goethe scholar, and consider these questions: Why read Goethe, or his contemporaries, for that matter? Is it worth the time and effort...
Herder Jahrbuch VIII/2006. Heidelberg: Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren
Wulf Koepke and Karl Menges, eds., Herder Jahrbuch VIII/2006. Heidelberg: Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren, 2006. 206 pp.This is a fine collection of articles by scholars from three countries. All of the contributions, whether in German or English,...
Murderesses in German Writing, 1720-1860: Heroines of Horror
Susanne Kord, Murderesses in German Writing, 1720-1860: Heroines of Horror. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. 266 pp.Kord's study of female criminality and cultural history is a thrill to read, not only for its wonderful insights, well-documented discussion,...
Offenbarung Und Gewalt: Literarische Aspekte Kultureller Krisen Um 1800
Bernd Hamacher, Offenbarung und Gewalt: Literarische Aspekte kultureller Krisen um 1800. Munich: Wühelm Fink, 2010. 437 pp.Since the invocation of the muse in the opening verse of Western literature's founding song, the authority of the divine has underwritten...
Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied
Jürgen Thym, ed. Of Poetry and Song*. Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied. Rochester, NY: U of Rochester P, 2010. 450 pp.This collection of sixteen essays by Ann C. Fehn, Rufus Hallmark, Harry E. Seelig, and Jürgen Thym covers a span of forty years,...
"Reading Nation": German Book History in the Long Nineteenth Century
Lynne Tatlock, ed., Publishing Culture and the "Reading Nation": German Book History in the Long Nineteenth Century. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010. 345 pp.In her brisk, synoptic introduction to this collection, Lynne Tatlock surveys the enormous...
Reason's Children; Childhood in Early Modern Philosophy
Anthony Krupp, Reason's Children: Childhood in Early Modern Philosophy. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2009- 261 pp.Ever since Philippe Aries's seminal study of I960 shed light on the historicity of childhood, significant further research has been conducted...
The Indo-German Identification: Reconciling South Asian Origins and European Destinies, 1765-1885
Robert Cowan, The Indo-German Identification: Reconciling South Asian Origins and European Destinies, 1765-1885. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010. 225 pp.Robert Cowan's book is a welcome addition to the growing secondary literature on the influence...
Thinking and Unconscious Nineteenth-Century German Thought
Angus Nicholls and Martin Liebscher (eds.), Thinking and Unconscious Nineteenth-Century German Thought Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ix + 327 pp.Concepts of the unconscious are central to most contemporary developments in dynamic psychology,...
West-East Divan: The Poems with "Notes and Essays": Goethe's Intercultural Dialogues
Johann Wolfgang Goethe, West-East Divan: The Poems with "Notes and Essays": Goethe's Intercultural Dialogues. Martin Bidney, trans. "Notes and Essays" translation assisted by Peter Anton von Arnim. Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing, 2010. 474...