The Resource Gender, canon and literary history : the changing place of nineteenth-century German women writers, by Ruth Whittle

Gender, canon and literary history : the changing place of nineteenth-century German women writers, by Ruth Whittle

Gender, canon and literary history : the changing place of nineteenth-century German women writers
Gender, canon and literary history
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the changing place of nineteenth-century German women writers
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by Ruth Whittle
Gender, Canon and Literary History investigates the reception of 19th-century women's writing in German literary histories by way of case studies. It fills a longstanding gap both in the study of gender and literary history. The case studies concentrate on the reception of women writing in the Age of Romanticism (e.g., Rahel Varnhagen) as well as women who were inspired to write by the German Revolution (e.g., Fanny Lewald)
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Gender, canon and literary history : the changing place of nineteenth-century German women writers, by Ruth Whittle
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  • Introduction; 1 Discourses of German Femininity in the Long Nineteenth Century; 1.1 A review of the conceptualization of women's marginalization and agency; 1.2 The rise of discourses of power and dominance; 1.3 Case Studies: Positioning exercises in the university in Wilhelm Scherer, August Sauer and Ludwig Geiger's writings on women; 1.3.1 August Sauer, defender of Germanness at the South Eastern margins of the German Empire; 1.3.2 An integrative force in the dying Habsburg Empire: Sauer's Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach; 1.3.3 Ludwig Geiger, a German scholar of Jewish denomination in Berlin
  • 1.3.4 Bettina von Arnim as Geiger's guarantor of German-Jewish understanding1.3.5 Wilhelm Scherer's defence of Germanness on the western margins of the German Empire; 1.3.6 Presenting a female model for the German cultured classes: Wilhelm Scherer's "Caroline"; 1.4 Anti-Semitism and women: female, sick, mad, dangerous and Jewish vs. strong, male, rational and German; 1.5 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach on woman's otherness; 1.6 Conclusion; 2 Women's Writing and German Femininity in Literary Histories: Georg Gottfried Gervinus, Rudolph Gottschall and August Vilmar
  • 2.1 Women's position in early literary histories: Gervinus' fear of a female epidemic2.2 Case Study: absence of gender stereotyping and the politics of the 1840s in Rudolph Gottschall's early poems; 2.3 The introduction of gender in Gottschall's Deutsche Nationallitteratur; 2.4 The problem with Romantic women: August Vilmar and Rudolph Gottschall; 2.5 Conclusion; 3 The Making of Romantic and Post-Romantic Women Writers in German Literary History: Rahel Varnhagen, Bettina von Arnim and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff; 3.1 Shifting positions of women in Gottschall's German literary history project
  • 3.2 Of gnomes and Norns: Bettina von Arnim and Rahel Varnhagen as creative forces in Germany in Gottschall's literary history project 1855 to 19023.3 A wild girl and her master: Bettina von Arnim's role in the nationhood project of August Vilmar, Wilhelm Scherer and Julian Schmidt; 3.4 Sick and lying: Julian Schmidt's dissociation of Rahel Varnhagen from Goethe; 3.5 A guarantor of German authenticity: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff in Gottschall and Vilmar; 3.6 Conclusion; 4 Emancipation as a National Concern: Fanny Lewald and Louise Aston in German Literary History
  • 4.1 The wrong kind of emancipation: the undoing of Louise Aston in Gottschall's literary history project4.2 "Die Freidenkerin aus der Stadt der reinen Vernunft": the making of Fanny Lewald in Gottschall's literary history project; 4.3 Preserving Fanny Lewald for posterity in Gottschall's literary history project after German Unification; 4.4 Women's ways to national harmony: a comparison of Fanny Lewald in Julian Schmidt and Friedrich Kreyßig; 4.5 Conclusion; 5 Gender Dichotomy and Cultural Continuities in Portraits of Women; 5.1 The significance of the genre of portraits
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