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Hegelian aesthetics and the "dramatist" plays of Karl Gutzkow
My dissertation argues that Karl Gutzkow uses metadiscursive structures in his literary works to instruct his audience how to interpret literature. I claim that he develops this strategy through his reading of Hegel's philosophy. My first chapter elaborates the reception theory implicit in Hegel's Asthetik. I argue that ...
Déjà vu, the sublime, and the uncanny: the route to self-overcoming of Hans Castorp's "Schnee" vision in Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg
Critics have dealt extensively with Thomas Mann's Zauberberg in terms of literary technique, thematic elements, structural composition, literary influences, psychological and philosophical aspects, historical significance, and place within German literature. Despite the apparently exhaustive analyses of Mann's novel, a ...