The specific focus on nineteenth-century studies in Germanist
feminist literary criticism has always brought with it other difficulties.
While the majority of the sixteen essays in the collection were written as individual undertakings, four of them were jointly authored by one of the Germanists
teaming up with one the musicologists.
As before, the volume contains, in addition to the essays by German scholars and one Russian Germanist
, contributions from three Swiss Germanists
on 'Mundartliteratur', on the relationship of writers to 'Schriftdeutsch', and on links to other literatures of Switzerland.
For the moment, the most likely successor seems to be UMP MP Bruno Lemaire, 39, a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, a Germanist
and former director of Dominique de Villepin's cabinet.
The works addressed here are assembled under the loose rubric'Early Writings on Philosophy and the Arts, and reflect the proto-theological interests of Balthasar's training as a Germanist
(his academic training was in this distinctively teutonic discipline to which, sadly, we don't have a direct equivalent in Britain, and in which the life of the German mind is studied in both literary and philosophical aspects).
She notes Ronell "is first of all a Germanist
" and that Ronell worked with Derrida (shown in some photos) to translate some of his work, so one not familiar with Ronell may piece together her itineraries and affiliations (xvi).
As a Germanist
, I just felt that it was something I had a duty to do.
This is quite a positive development for the Arabic literature scene in German-speaking countries.In this respect, "Lisan" regards itself as a "workshop for literary translation, giving young translators the opportunity of plying their skills, perhaps for the first time, in a professional forum." Commendable is the inclusion of an appendix with short biographies of the translators, whose efforts remain all too often anonymous.As an added bonus, the translated texts and introductory biographies of the authors are supplemented with a scholarly essay by the Egyptian Germanist
Jihan Hassib on the image of women in the works of Christa Wolf and Radwa Ashour as well as a commentary by Muntassir al-Qaffasch on Peter Handke's novel "Wunschloses UnglE-ck" ("Perfectly Happy Misery").
In addition to a Germanist
's detailed reading of manuscripts, Poor's book offers an analysis of gender as a factor in medieval religious authority; the role of material culture (how books traveled and were produced) and conflicts in church leadership (secular-mendicant, universal-local).
Moreover, he is well placed as a Germanist
to rectify the deficiency identified.
In the course of rive chapters, each one a complete unit in itself, Luciano Parisi traces here the professional, and also the personal and spiritual, development of the writer, critic, Germanist
and journalist Giuseppe Antonio Borgese (1882-1952).