Poets of Protest

Mythological Resignification in American Antebellum and German Vormärz Literature

Michael Drescher analyzes national mythologies in American and German literature. He focuses on processes of mythological resignification, a literary phenomenon carrying significant implications for questions of identity, democracy, and nationalism in Europe and America. Precise narratological analyses are paired with detailed, transnational readings of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Gutzkow's Wally, die Zweiflerin, Brown's Clotel, and Heine's Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen. The study marries literature, mythology, and politics and contributes to the study of American and German literature at large.

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19 January 2017, 312 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3745-8

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Book title
Poets of Protest Mythological Resignification in American Antebellum and German Vormärz Literature
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
312
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 20 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-3745-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839437452
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFC HBJK
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC022000 HIS036000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCC NHK
Release date
19 January 2017
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Amerika
Readership
American Studies, German Studies, Narratology, Literary Theory
Keywords/Tags
Mythology, Antebellum America, Vormärz Germany, Politics, National Identity, Narratology, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karl Gutzkow, William Wells Brown, Heinrich Heine, America, Culture, American Studies, Cultural Studies, American History, Literary Studies

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