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Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller And German Society: Intellectuals As Leaders And Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013., Margy J. Gerber 2017 Bowling Green State University

Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller And German Society: Intellectuals As Leaders And Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013., Margy J. Gerber

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013.


Edna Aizenberg. On The Edge Of The Holocaust: The Shoah In Latin America Literature And Culture. Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis Up, 2016., Daniela Goldfine 2017 University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Edna Aizenberg. On The Edge Of The Holocaust: The Shoah In Latin America Literature And Culture. Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis Up, 2016., Daniela Goldfine

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Edna Aizenberg. On the Edge of the Holocaust: The Shoah in Latin America Literature and Culture. Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis UP, 2016.


Stephen D. Dowden And Thomas P. Quinn, Eds. Tragedy And The Tragic In German Literature, Art And Thought. Rochester, Ny: Camden House, 2014., Caroline A. Kita 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Stephen D. Dowden And Thomas P. Quinn, Eds. Tragedy And The Tragic In German Literature, Art And Thought. Rochester, Ny: Camden House, 2014., Caroline A. Kita

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Stephen D. Dowden and Thomas P. Quinn, eds. Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature, Art and Thought. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014.


“A Few Bars Of The Hymn Of Hate”: The Reception Of Ernst Lissauer’S “Haßgesang Gegen England” In German And English, Richard Millington, Roger Smith 2017 Victoria University of Wellington

“A Few Bars Of The Hymn Of Hate”: The Reception Of Ernst Lissauer’S “Haßgesang Gegen England” In German And English, Richard Millington, Roger Smith

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

“The poem fell like a shell into a munitions depot”: with these words Stefan Zweig recalled the impact made by Ernst Lissauer’s Anglophobic poem “Haßgesang gegen England” (A Chant of Hate Against England) upon first publication in August 1914. The poem’s success derived from the rhetorical power with which it encapsulated a national emotional response to the outbreak of war. In Germany it initiated an outpouring of Anglophobic verse, but lost favor as it became clear that the patriotism it epitomized would not carry the Central Powers to a swift victory. Even after its disappearance from public attention ...


Marcelle Capy And The Pacifist Female Voices Amidst The Conflict, Cecilia Benaglia 2017 Johns Hopkins University

Marcelle Capy And The Pacifist Female Voices Amidst The Conflict, Cecilia Benaglia

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article analyses the writings of French writer and journalist Marcelle Capy (1891–1962), who held an uncommon position in the French intellectual field throughout the First World War. Going against the mainstream French feminist groups, who all prioritized loyalty to the fatherland over pacifism, Capy remained faithful to her socialist and anti-war creed. Although little known to the larger French public, Capy’s double marginality as a woman and as a pacifist makes her work a singular testimony of the war years as well as a significant example of the rejection of the national climate and Union sacrée’s ...


Iain Boyd White And David Frisby, Eds. Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 2012., Tyler Carrington 2017 Cornell College

Iain Boyd White And David Frisby, Eds. Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 2012., Tyler Carrington

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Iain Boyd White and David Frisby, eds. Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.


Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, And Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016., Susan Pinette 2017 University of Maine, Orono

Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, And Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016., Susan Pinette

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Katherine Arens. Vienna’S Dreams Of Europe: Culture And Identity Beyond The Nation-State. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015., Nathaniel Parker Weston 2017 Seattle Central College

Katherine Arens. Vienna’S Dreams Of Europe: Culture And Identity Beyond The Nation-State. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015., Nathaniel Parker Weston

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Katherine Arens. Vienna’s Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.


Sttcl Editorial Board, 2017 Kansas State University Libraries

Sttcl Editorial Board

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

STTCL Editorial Board and Advisory Council


From The National Context To Its Margins: When The World Used Literature To Respond To The Great War, Toby Garfitt, Nicolas Bianchi 2017 Magdalen College, Oxford

From The National Context To Its Margins: When The World Used Literature To Respond To The Great War, Toby Garfitt, Nicolas Bianchi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

By shedding light on some original responses to the Great War that are today hardly known, and by asking the same questions of many works written in contexts which were radically different, this STTCL special issue advocates for a genuinely comparative approach to this literature. Born in a context of nationalist withdrawal, these cultural objects also had a paradoxically wide circulation (due to early translations, commentaries, literary reactions, and so on), which is why study of these apparently isolated writers is so valuable.


Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, And Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015., Janine Hartman 2017 University of Cincinnati

Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, And Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015., Janine Hartman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015.


Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson 2017 Utah Valley University

Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Pheng Cheah. What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 2016.


Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios En Homenaje Al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad De Deusto, 2016., Iker Arranz 2017 University of California, Santa Barbara

Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios En Homenaje Al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad De Deusto, 2016., Iker Arranz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios en homenaje al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto, 2016.


Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition And The Cultural Panorama Of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015., Juan Herrero-Senés 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition And The Cultural Panorama Of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015., Juan Herrero-Senés

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


"The Space Of Words": Exile And Diaspora In The Works Of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, Ny: Camden House. 2014., Lynda K. Nyota 2017 North Carolina State University

"The Space Of Words": Exile And Diaspora In The Works Of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, Ny: Camden House. 2014., Lynda K. Nyota

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of "The Space of Words": Exile and Diaspora in the Works of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2014.


From Abstraction To Documentary: Ernst Toller’S Plays As War Dramas, Lisa Marie Anderson 2017 Hunter College, City University of New York

From Abstraction To Documentary: Ernst Toller’S Plays As War Dramas, Lisa Marie Anderson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article considers what the plays of Ernst Toller add to our conception of German literature about World War I. It interrogates the relevant themes that emerge in his plays: how the body at war is memorialized; the class divide as an instrument of militarism; and the responsibility to bear both sensory and documentary witness to war events. Though they are more frequently ascribed to Nachkriegsdrama or Heimkehrerdrama, Toller’s plays from 1919-1930 illustrate a broader development in Kriegsliteratur from Expressionist abstraction to a more realistic treatment of historical particulars. Tracing this gradual development helps to further dispel the myth ...


Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, And Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Thomas C. Connolly 2017 Yale University

Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, And Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Thomas C. Connolly

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, and Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2015.


Using Digital Commons To Highlight A Digital Collection: The Adventures Of Sophie, Rebecca McKown 2017 Brigham Young University

Using Digital Commons To Highlight A Digital Collection: The Adventures Of Sophie, Rebecca Mckown

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This poster will detail the experience of migrating the Sophie Digital Collection of Literary Works by German-Speaking Women from a website into an interactive site on Digital Commons by the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The Sophie Project is named for Sophie von LaRoche and includes poetry, fiction, drama and film, song and music composition, essays, nonfiction writings and biographies all in native German language. It will highlight the structure built within Digital Commons to exhibit the richness of the content in the Sophie Collection and the interactive linking within the metadata fields.


Erschaffung Interkultureller IdentitäT Durch Sprachkontakte In Den Texten Von Yoko Tawada, Shihao Du 2017 College of William and Mary

Erschaffung Interkultureller IdentitäT Durch Sprachkontakte In Den Texten Von Yoko Tawada, Shihao Du

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Mass migrations around our contemporary world enabled by the rapid technological development has rendered intercultural communication more profound than ever before. Unavoidably the traditional view of personal identity as a stable and determinate category becomes challenged by an emerging intercultural identity. This thesis attempts to investigate the creation of this very type of identity from the perspective of language contacts reflected in the literary works from Yoko Tawada. Tawada herself is a unique figure that stands on the very front line of cultural contacts in today’s world, engaging herself intensively in transferring her own intercultural experiences, emotions, and insights ...


Twentieth-Century Transformations Of Medieval Hagiography: Hermann Hesse’S Creation Of A Modern Saint In Peter Camenzind And Narcissus And Goldmund, Sarah Westberg 2017 Lake Forest College

Twentieth-Century Transformations Of Medieval Hagiography: Hermann Hesse’S Creation Of A Modern Saint In Peter Camenzind And Narcissus And Goldmund, Sarah Westberg

Senior Theses

This thesis aims to examine Hermann Hesse’s creation of the modern saint, a twentieth-century contribution to the hagiographical tradition. I assert Hesse’s Swabian Pietist upbringing inspired a unique lens for his refashioning of the Middle Ages, which Hesse establishes in his first novel, Peter Camenzind, with the protagonist Peter. Through Hesse’s hagiographical lens, I explore the emergence and evolution of Hesse’s modern saint who is shaped by Hesse’s quest to resolve his lifelong internal conflict between art and religion. In Hesse’s later novel, Narcissus and Goldmund, he finalizes his spiritual experiment with the modern ...


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