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Preformations of the Amazonian: Strong Women in German Literature of the Early Enlightenment
The dissertation explores preformations of the Amazonian in German literature of the Early Enlightenment. Far prior to Heinrich von Kleist’s famous Amazonian drama Penthesilea (1808), Amazons and other strong female protagonists were taking over German stages. While Amazons were first mobilized en masse as a cultural symbol ...