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A Bird’S Eye View: Large-Scale Tonal Structures In Robert Schumann’S Four Song Cycles (Op. 42, 24, 39, And 48), Peter Kramer 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Bird’S Eye View: Large-Scale Tonal Structures In Robert Schumann’S Four Song Cycles (Op. 42, 24, 39, And 48), Peter Kramer

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Some of Robert Schumann’s most notable works are his Lieder for solo voice and piano accompaniment. Schumann's Lieder are considered some of the best compositions in this genre, engendering various interpretations by performers and exciting vigorous debate among musicologists and theorists. Robert Schumann’s early music was almost entirely composed for the piano alone; it wasn’t until 1840 that he started to compose almost exclusively Lieder and song cycles inspired by his predecessors Beethoven and Schubert. This was a prolific year for Schumann compositionally, in part due to his marriage to Clara Schumann who was one of ...


Thirty-Fourth Annual Bibliography 2020 (Mike Lützeler Contemporary German Literature Collection), Walter Schlect, Adeline Bauder, Paul Michael Lützeler 2021 Washington University in St. Louis

Thirty-Fourth Annual Bibliography 2020 (Mike Lützeler Contemporary German Literature Collection), Walter Schlect, Adeline Bauder, Paul Michael Lützeler

University Libraries Publications

The 34th bibliography of 734 volumes added to Washington University Libraries' Mike Lützeler Contemporary German Literature Collection. All published in 2020, these acquisitions include novels, poetry, short story collections, graphic novels, essays, autobiographical works, and literary and cultural periodicals from publishers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Organized by author or editor, the bibliography includes local call numbers as well as subject and genre descriptors. This Collection serves as the research arm for the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature's Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature. A bibliography of items added the previous year is compiled each year by ...


Die Erotik, Lou Andreas-Salomé 2021 Brigham Young University

Die Erotik, Lou Andreas-Salomé

Essays

No abstract provided.


Olga Beloborodova, Editor. The Making Of Samuel Beckett’S Play/Comédie And Film. Bloomsbury, 2019., S. E. Gontarski 2021 Florida State University

Olga Beloborodova, Editor. The Making Of Samuel Beckett’S Play/Comédie And Film. Bloomsbury, 2019., S. E. Gontarski

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Olga Beloborodova, editor. The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Play/Comédie and Film. Bloomsbury, 2019. 352 pp.


Readings Of (Non-)Consumption In Jan-Ole Gerster's Oh Boy (2012), Christopher Etheredge 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Readings Of (Non-)Consumption In Jan-Ole Gerster's Oh Boy (2012), Christopher Etheredge

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

This thesis consists of a series of close readings of consumptive acts in Jan-Ole Gerster’s debut film, Oh Boy (2012). I argue that the analysis of consumptive acts enables the viewer to develop a more nuanced understanding of the characters and their relationships to one another. Furthermore, these consumptive acts shift our understanding of other themes present within the film, such as the characters’ confrontations with their past and with feelings of guilt. Confrontations with the past have played a large role in many scholars’ and interpreters’ understanding of the film, as it encourages in some ways reading Oh ...


Maria Stehle And Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics Of Touch In Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern Up, 2020., Paul Ardoin 2021 University of Texas at San Antonio

Maria Stehle And Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics Of Touch In Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern Up, 2020., Paul Ardoin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Maria Stehle and Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern UP, 2020. 197 pp.


The Thematic Changes In Defa Cinema, David Hillman 2021 Union College

The Thematic Changes In Defa Cinema, David Hillman

Honors Theses

This presentation examines the evolving themes in the films produced by the German Democratic Republic’s (GDR) film monopoly Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA) from its founding in 1946 through German Reunification in 1990. It analyzes ten films that span a variety of genres, including the ‘rubble films’ (Trümmerfilme), fairy tale films (Märchenfilme), and the GDR-American westerns (Indianerfilme). They are also reflective of the different periods of GDR politics in which they were made, such as the brief GDR ‘New Wave’, the banned films of the mid-1960’s, and the push for films addressing contemporary society (Gegenwartsfilme) after 1971. By examining the ...


Critical Climates: Stimmung, Voice And Mythopoesis In German Literature From 1950–1989, Marc Cesar Rickenbach 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Critical Climates: Stimmung, Voice And Mythopoesis In German Literature From 1950–1989, Marc Cesar Rickenbach

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Critical Climates examines the interest in myth among a number of literary figures from 1950 to 1989 in relation to the concurrent re-emergence of the German aesthetic concept of Stimmung. At once referring to atmosphere, milieu, mood, disposition and harmony, while carrying along its root Stimme, or voice, this dissertation shows how Stimmung informed a literary practice among German-language authors that engaged the relationship between narrative, ideology and collective moods in a way that can be spoken of in terms of a mythopoesis. This project builds upon contemporary scholarship that focuses on Stimmung as a way to refigure literary studies ...


Der Glockenspielmord, Rachel L. Morgan 2021 University of Missouri - Columbia

Der Glockenspielmord, Rachel L. Morgan

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

In the city of Munich Germany, diary and journal entries written by an artist named Max Pfeiffer are found, detailing the horrendous way in which he created his first statue for the world-famous Glockenspiel on Marienplatz.


Critical Spectatorship? Theater In The Age Of A Pandemic, Rebecca Vernachio 2021 Susquehanna University

Critical Spectatorship? Theater In The Age Of A Pandemic, Rebecca Vernachio

Senior Scholars Day

How can a diverse theater where critical spectators disagree advance ethics? What is the precise nature and function of an ethical dilemma? What is the pedagogical impact of dilemmas replacing the dead end of imposed solutions toward happy endings? How can we promote critical spectatorship under almost exclusively virtual circumstances? What can online performance as part of an ethically informed theatrical vision achieve in the realms of community and leadership? These are the main questions this project pursues. Through discussions with SU students and alumni, this project sets out to understand how possible answers to these questions have impacted the ...


The Ever-Accessible Evergreen: Ernst Jandl’S Poetry From Every Conceivable Angle (Essay Originally Written In German As "Das Immer-Zugängliche Immergrün: Ernst Jandls Dichtkunst Aus Jedem Denkbaren Blickwinkel"), Amanda Gillette 2021 Susquehanna University

The Ever-Accessible Evergreen: Ernst Jandl’S Poetry From Every Conceivable Angle (Essay Originally Written In German As "Das Immer-Zugängliche Immergrün: Ernst Jandls Dichtkunst Aus Jedem Denkbaren Blickwinkel"), Amanda Gillette

Senior Scholars Day

In the 75 years of his life, experimental poet Ernst Jandl became a successful and critically acclaimed author in both Austria and Germany. Jandl was famous for his experiments with language and convention in the form of sound poems and visual poems (known as concrete poetry), and particularly for his political poetry. For a poet who published more than thirty collections over a period of 35 years, it stands to reason that Jandl's poems can be analyzed from different perspectives, so today, literary critics and analysts interpret Jandl’s poetry through a multitude of lenses. However, most who examine ...


Der Berg Des Schicksals, Lily Klaudy 2021 Brigham Young University

Der Berg Des Schicksals, Lily Klaudy

Essays

No abstract provided.


Alfred Corn, Translator. The Duino Elegies, By Rainer Maria Rilke. Norton, 2021., Jeremy Glazier 2021 Ohio Dominican University

Alfred Corn, Translator. The Duino Elegies, By Rainer Maria Rilke. Norton, 2021., Jeremy Glazier

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Alfred Corn, translator. The Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke. Norton, 2021. 112 pp.


L’Universalité De La Voix Féminine : Interprétations Genrées De La Poésie Romantique Française Et Allemande, Mimi MacKilligan 2021 Trinity College

L’Universalité De La Voix Féminine : Interprétations Genrées De La Poésie Romantique Française Et Allemande, Mimi Mackilligan

Senior Theses and Projects

Contemporary French feminist literary critics have debated whether the category of woman is an empowering or limiting paradigm through which to analyze women writers. Hélène Cixous coined the term "feminine writing [écriture féminine]" in order to link femininity to a radical particularity, whereas Monique Wittig has asserted that this concept confines women writers to their minority identity rather than allowing them to be read universally. Such discussions serve as a useful lens through which to analyze women writers who grappled with their gendered position far before the advent of 20th-century feminism.

Despite the abundance of woman romantic poets ...


Achim Von Arnim - Steig, Achim von Arnim, Bettina Brentano 2021 Brigham Young University

Achim Von Arnim - Steig, Achim Von Arnim, Bettina Brentano

Prose Nonfiction

No abstract provided.


Die Erbe Von Bedford, Helene Weichardt 2021 Brigham Young University

Die Erbe Von Bedford, Helene Weichardt

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol Iii, Helene Weichardt 2021 Brigham Young University

Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol Iii, Helene Weichardt

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol Ii, Helene Weichardt 2021 Brigham Young University

Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol Ii, Helene Weichardt

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol I, Helene Weichardt 2021 Brigham Young University

Das Fräulein Von Eppingheim Vol I, Helene Weichardt

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


Abendsonne, Helene Weichardt 2021 Brigham Young University

Abendsonne, Helene Weichardt

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


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