Alfred D blinAlfred D blin

David B. Dollenmayer identifies set pieces in the novel in which Berlin itself ... “Döblin's November 1918”, in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ...

Author: Steffan Davies

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110217698


Page: 420

View: 467

Alfred Doblin is one of the most important twentieth-century German writers. This volume reassesses the uniquely interdisciplinary quality of his texts, which are paradigms of the encounter between literary and scientific modernity. It analyses Doblin s best-known literary works as well as his medical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts, and it situates him in relation to other writers such as Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. Wide-ranging and with contributions in English and German, this is a valuable study for students and advanced researchers alike. "

Redeeming WordsRedeeming Words

See Gabriele Sander, “Döblin's Berlin: The Story of Franz Biberkopf,” in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, eds. Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, ...

Author: David Michael Kleinberg-Levin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438447810


Page: 384

View: 850

Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language. In this probing look at Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz and the stories of W. G. Sebald, Redeeming Words offers a philosophical meditation on the power of language in literature. David Kleinberg-Levin draws on the critical theory of Benjamin and Adorno; the idealism and romanticism of Kant, Hegel, Hölderlin, Novalis, and Schelling; and the nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. He shows how Döblin and Sebald—writers with radically different styles working in different historical moments—have in common a struggle against forces of negativity and an aim to bring about in response a certain redemption of language. Kleinberg-Levin considers the fast-paced, staccato, and hard-cut sentences of Döblin and the ghostly, languorous, and melancholy prose fiction of Sebald to articulate how both writers use language in an attempt to recover and convey this utopian promise of happiness for life in a time of mourning. “Redeeming Words is an elegant, highly learned, and incisive exploration of how language—and thus the greatest literature of our time—both registers the experience of the loss of utopia and affirms hope by making the loss more clear. It takes as its theme the most profound reflections on the role of words in a time of abandonment and disenchantment. Kleinberg-Levin argues not only that words communicate this sense of loss but constitute it by failing to achieve total mastery and transparency and self-consciously thematizing the corruption and also affirmative power of words. At the deepest level, this study analyzes words and what the very existence of words can confer to individuals and communities.” — Peter Fritzsche, author of The Turbulent World of Franz Göll: An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century

Weimar on the PacificWeimar on the Pacific

Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1998. Kiesel, Helmuth. “Döblin's November 1818.” In A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, 215–32. ———.

Author: Ehrhard Bahr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520257955


Page: 358

View: 141

In the 1930s and '40s, LA became a cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals - including Thomas Mann, Theodor W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg - who were fleeing Nazi Germany. This book is the first to examine their work and lives.

Being ModernBeing Modern

1 Alfred Döblin, Unser Dasein (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1988). ... Heidi Thomann Tewarson, eds., A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin.

Author: Robert Bud

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787353947


Page: 438

View: 265

In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940. Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science is a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.

Form and Meaning in Avant Garde Collage and MontageForm and Meaning in Avant Garde Collage and Montage

63 Erich Kleinschmidt, “Döblin's Engagement with the New Media: Film, Radio and Photography,” in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ed.

Author: Magda Dragu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000026221


Page: 226

View: 194

This book uses intermedial theories to study collage and montage, tracing the transformation of visual collage into photomontage in the early avant-garde period. Magda Dragu distinguishes between the concepts of collage and montage, as defined across several media (fine arts, literature, music, film, photography), based on the type of artistic meaning they generate, rather than the mechanical procedures involved. The book applies theories of intermediality to collage and montage, which is crucial for understanding collage as a form of cultural production. Throughout, the author considers the political implications, as collages and montages were often used for propagandistic purposes. This book combines research methods used in several areas of inquiry: art history, literary criticism, analytical philosophy, musicology, and aesthetics.

Topography and LiteratureTopography and Literature

Döblins »Berlin Alexanderplatz:« Die Großstadt im Spiegel ihrer Diskurse. Berne: Lang, 1990. ---. ... A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin.

Author: Reinhard Zachau

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783862340590


Page: 187

View: 371

Die Beiträge der gleichnamigen Tagung an der University of the South in Tennessee, USA, untersuchen die Beziehung zwischen der Auswirkung des Berliner Stadtraums auf künstlerische Darstellungen. In einem ersten Teil werden die Wilhelminischen Stadtsymbole und die einsetzende moderne Stadtplanung in Beziehung zu Berliner Flaneuren wie Georg Hermann und Robert Walser gebracht. Der Schwerpunkt des Bandes liegt im zweiten Teil, wo die Auswirkungen der Stadtplanung auf Kunst und Literatur im Berlin der Weimarzeit im Mittelpunkt stehen. In diesem Teil zeigen eine Reihe von Einzeldarstellungen Aspekte der Wechselwirkung von Raum und Kunstprodukt u. a. bei Otto Dix, Walter Ruttmann, Hans Fallada und Alfred Döblin. Den Abschluss bilden Beiträge über das Fortwirken von Weimars Moderne in der heutigen Zeit.

Reluctant SkepticReluctant Skeptic

For a discussion of Döblin's political writings, see Wulf Koepke, ... during the Weimar Republic,” in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ed.

Author: Harry T. Craver

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785334597


Page: 294

View: 872

The journalist and critic Siegfried Kracauer is best remembered today for his investigations of film and other popular media, and for his seminal influence on Frankfurt School thinkers like Theodor Adorno. Less well known is his earlier work, which offered a seismographic reading of cultural fault lines in Weimar-era Germany, with an eye to the confrontation between religious revival and secular modernity. In this discerning study, historian Harry T. Craver reconstructs and richly contextualizes Kracauer’s early output, showing how he embodied the contradictions of modernity and identified the quasi-theological impulses underlying the cultural ferment of the 1920s.

Case Studies and the Dissemination of KnowledgeCase Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge

und Dichter«: Döblin«s Medical, Psychiatric, and Psychoanalytical Work, ̄ in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin,ed. Roland Dollinger, Wulf Köpke, ...

Author: Joy Damousi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317599333


Page: 228

View: 450

The case study has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This volume interrogates how case studies have been used by doctors, lawyers, psychoanalysts, and writers to communicate their findings both within the specialist circles of their academic disciplines, and beyond, to wider publics. At the same time, it questions how case studies have been taken up by a range of audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge. As such, this book engages with case studies as sites of interdisciplinary negotiation, transnational exchange and influence, exploring the effects of forces such as war, migration, and internationalization. Case Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge challenges the limits of disciplinary-based research in the humanities. The cases examined serve as a means of passage between disciplines, genres, and publics, from law to psychoanalysis, and from auto/biography to modernist fiction. Its chapters scrutinize the case study in order to sharpen understanding of the genre’s dynamic role in the construction and dissemination of knowledge within and across disciplinary, temporal, and national boundaries. In doing so, they position the case at the center of cultural and social understandings of the emergence of modern subjectivities.

A Companion to the Works of Hermann BrochA Companion to the Works of Hermann Broch

author Alfred Döblin,32 Paul Wenger asserted the novel's strong kinship with “SS-Esoterik” (SS esotericism).33 In the same vein, the literary scholar Karl ...

Author: Graham Bartram

Publisher: Studies in German Literature L

ISBN: 9781571135414


Page: 278

View: 210

Hermann Broch (1886-1951) is best known for his two major modernist works, The Sleepwalkers (3 vols., 1930-1932) and The Death of Virgil (1945), which frame a lifetime of ethical, cultural, political, and social thought. A textile manufacturer by trade, Broch entered the literary scene late in life with an experimental view of the novel that strove towards totality and vividly depicted Europe's cultural disintegration. As fascism took over and Broch, a Viennese Jew, was forced into exile, his view of literature as transformative was challenged, but his commitment to presenting an ethical view of the crises of his time was unwavering. An important mentor and interlocutor for contemporaries such as Arendt and Canetti as well as a continued inspiration for contemporary authors, Broch wrote to better understand and shape the political and cultural conditions for a postfascist world. This volume covers the major literary works and constitutes the first comprehensive introduction in English to Broch's political, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical writings. Contributors: Graham Bartram, Brechtje Beuker, Gisela Brude-Firnau, Gwyneth Cliver, Jennifer Jenkins, Kathleen L. Komar, Paul Michael Lützeler, Gunther Martens, Sarah McGaughey, Judith Ryan, Judith Sidler, Galin Tihanov, Sebastian Wogenstein. Graham Bartram retired as Senior Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Lancaster, UK. Sarah McGaughey is Associate Professor of German at Dickinson College, USA. Galin Tihanov is the George Steiner Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

A history of the case studyA history of the case study

76 See Gabriele Sander, 'Döblin's Berlin: The Story of Franz Biberkopf', in Dollinger, Koepke and Thomann Tewarson (eds), A Companion to the Works of Alfred ...

Author: Birgit Lang

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526106124


Page: 248

View: 370

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This collection tells the story of the case study genre at a time when it became the genre par excellence for discussing human sexuality across the humanities and life sciences.It is a transcontinental journey from the imperial world of fin-de-siècle Central Europe to the interwar metropolises of Weimar Germany and to the United States of America in the post-war years. Foregrounding the figures of case study pioneers, and highlighting their often radical engagements with the genre, the book scrutinises the case writing practices of Sigmund Freud and his predecessor sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing; writers including Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Alfred Döblin; Weimar intellectuals such as Erich Wulffen and psychoanalyst Viola Bernard. The results are important new insights into the continuing legacy of such writers and into the agency increasingly claimed by the readerships that emerged with the development of modernity.

Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945

A Companion to the Works of Alfred Doblin. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2004. Keller, Otto. Doblins Montageroman als Epos der Moderne. Munich: Fink, 1980.

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810875197


Page: 388

View: 811

The history of this period in German literature is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, a comprehensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on poetry, novels, historical narrative, philosophical musings, drama, and the exceptional writers who emerged and shaped German literature over the centuries.

A Companion to the Works of Robert MusilA Companion to the Works of Robert Musil

Alfred Döblin, for instance, as early as 1924, was able to identify some of the key components of Musil's style and principle of composition that were to ...

Author: Philip Payne

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131102


Page: 448

View: 155

A fresh and extensive look at the works of the great Austrian novelist in the context of the German and Austrian culture of his time.

A Companion to the Literature of German ExpressionismA Companion to the Literature of German Expressionism

The Paradox of Epic Intensity in Alfred Döblin's Wallenstein (1920).” In A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ed. Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, ...

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131751


Page: 373

View: 378

New essays examining the complex period of rich artistic ferment that was German literary Expressionism.

Detectives Dystopias and PoplitDetectives Dystopias and Poplit

Wisconsin Press, 1991); Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, and Heidi Thomann Tewarson, eds., A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin (Rochester, ...

Author: Bruce Campbell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571135933


Page: 292

View: 319

The first broad treatment of German genre fiction, containing innovative new essays on a variety of genres and foregrounding concerns of gender, environmentalism, and memory.

Contested SelvesContested Selves

Döblin as Robinson the castaway: the metaphor is reduced to the bare outline ... Der Kampf mit dem Engel,” in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ed.

Author: Katja Herges

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781640141056


Page: 280

View: 429

Investigates the field of German life writing, from Rahel Levin Varnhagen around 1800 to Carmen Sylva a century later, from Döblin, Becher, women's WWII diaries, German-Jewish memoirs, and East German women's interview literatureto the autofiction of Lena Gorelik.

Languages of Modern Jewish CulturesLanguages of Modern Jewish Cultures

See his “Döblin and Judaism,” in A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin, ed. Roland Dollinger, Wulf Koepke, and Heidi Thomann Tewarson (Rochester, ...

Author: Anita Norich

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053018


Page: 439

View: 677

This collection of essays brings to Jewish Language Studies the conceptual frameworks that have become increasingly important to Jewish Studies more generally: transnationalism, multiculturalism, globalization, hybrid cultures, multilingualism, and interlingual contexts. Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures collects work from prominent scholars in the field, bringing world literary and linguistic perspectives to generate distinctively new historical, cultural, theoretical, and scientific approaches to this topic of ongoing interest. Chapters of this edited volume consider from multiple angles the cultural politics of myths, fantasies, and anxieties of linguistic multiplicity in the history, cultures, folkways, and politics of global Jewry. Methodological range is as important to this project as linguistic range. Thus, in addition to approaches that highlight influence, borrowings, or acculturation, the volume represents those that highlight syncretism, the material conditions of Jewish life, and comparatist perspectives.