University of Exeter Press

From Goethe To Gide

Feminism, Aesthetics and the Literary Canon in France and Germany, 1770-1936

    • 320 Pages


    From Goethe to Gide brings together twelve essays on canonical male writers (six French and six German) commissioned from leading specialists from Britain and North America.



    These essays, aimed at final year undergraduates and postgraduates, focus on Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Heine, Fontane, Zola, Kafka, Gide. The collection therefore foregrounds the major authors taught on British university BA courses in French and German. Working with the tools of feminist criticism, the authors demonstrate how feminist readings of these writings can illuminate far more than attitudes towards women.





    From Goethe to Gide brings together twelve essays on canonical male writers commissioned from leading specialists from Britain and North America. These essays, aimed at final year undergraduates and postgraduates, focus on Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Heine, Fontane, Zola, Kafka, Gide.




    Preface

    List of Contributors

    Introduction


    1. Errant Strivings: Goethe, Faust and the Feminist Reader, Gail K. Hart

    2. Hospitality and Sexual Difference in Rousseau's Confessions, Judith Still

    3. Gender and Genre: Schiller's Drama and Aesthetics, Lesley Sharpe

    4. Male Foibles, Female Critique and Narrative Capriciousness: On the Function of Gender in Conceptions of Art and Subjectivity in E.T.A., Hoffmann Ricarda Schmidt

    5. Varieties of Female Agency in Stendhal, Ann Jefferson

    6. Heine's 'Madchen und Frauen': Women and Emancipation in the Writings of Heinrich Heine, Robert C. Holub

    7. Mundus Muliebris: Baudelaire's World of Women, Rosemary Lloyd

    8. Flaubert's Cautionary Tales and the Art of the Absolute Mary Orr, Patricia Howe

    9. Bodies in Crisis: Zola, Gender, and the Dilemmas of History, Jann Matlock

    10. Karl Rossmann, or the Boy who Wouldn't Grow Up: The Flight from Manhood in Kafka's Der Verschollene, Elizabeth Boa

    11. Andre Gide and the Making of the Perfect Child, Naomi Segal

    Postscript

    Notes

    Bibliography of Secondary Literature

    1. General Works

    2. Works on Specific Authors

    Index



    Mary Orr is Professor of French at the University of Southampton. Her principal publications include: Flaubert’s Madame Bovary: Representations of the Masculine and Flaubert: Writing the Masculine



    Lesley Sharpe is Professor of German at the University of Exeter. Her principal publications include Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics and The Cambridge Companion to Goethe


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