Arthur Schnitzler and Politics

Author: Adrian Clive Roberts

Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 876

Roberts takes issue with the still-prevalent though erroneous notion that Schnitzler was an apolitical writer. From 1880 to 1931 Schnitzler examined human conflict from the duel to war, and commented on social and political circumstances. Roberts draws upon previously unpublished documents to support his interpretation of Schnitzler's oeuvre from a socio-political perspective.

Undertones of Insurrection

Music and Cultural Politics in the Modern German Narrative

Author: Marc Weiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

View: 755

A basic tenet of literary studies is that aesthetic structures are politically significant because they represent an artist's response to the political implications of cultural codes with which the recipient of the modern work is also acquainted. This tenet provides the basis for the ideological associations attending the appearance of music in the modern German narrative. With his understanding of the arts as involved in often unacknowledged ideological forces within a culture, Marc Weiner's Undertones of Insurrection bridges the gap between the "New Musicology's" rewarding infusion of modern cultural and literary theory into the study of music, politically insightful examinations of narrative structures in the modern novel, and the methodologically conservative area of musical-literary relations in Germanic Studies. In other words, the questions it raises are different from those pursued in most examinations of music and literature, because previous works of this kind concerning the literature of German-speaking Europe have often disregarded social concerns in general, and political issues in particular.Ranging from 1900 to Doctor Faustus (1947), Weiner study sets the stage by examining public debates that conflated such issues as national identity, racism, populism, the role of the sexes, and xenophobia with musical texts. In the literary analyses that follow, Weiner discusses both obvious connections between music and sociopolitical issues--Hesse's equation of jazz and insurrection in Steppenwolf--and covert ones, the suppression of music in Death in Venice and the use of politically charged musical subtexts in Werfel's Verdi and Schnitzler's Rhapsody. By uncovering the ideological agendas informing cultural practice in modernist Germany, Undertones of Insurrection calls for a reevaluation of the function of music in the modern German narrative.

10 Rounds

An Adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde

Author: Carlo Gébler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Northern Ireland

Page: 81

View: 755

A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler

Author: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 808

This volume of specially commissioned essays takes a fresh look at the Viennese Jewish dramatist and prose writer Arthur Schnitzler. Fascinatingly, Schnitzler's productive years spanned the final phase of the Habsburg monarchy, World War I, the First Austrian Republic, and the rise of National Socialism, and he realized earlier than many of his contemporaries the threat that racist anti-Semitism posed to the then almost complete assimilation of Austrian Jews. His writings also reflect the irresolvable conflict between emerging feminism and the relentless "scientific" discourse of misogyny, and he chronicles the collapse of traditional social structures at the end of the Habsburg monarchy and the struggles of the newly founded republic. In the 1950s Schnitzler's powerful literary record assumed model character for Viennese Jewish intellectuals born after the Shoah, and his portrayal of gender relations and role expectations and casual sex are received with the same fascination today as they were by the audiences of his own time. Schnitzler remains a major figure in contemporary European culture, as his works are still widely read, performed, and adapted -- witness Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Schnitzler's Traumnovelle as the 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut. In this volume a team of international scholars explores Schnitzler's dramas and prose works from contemporary critical vantage points, but within the context of Austria's multicultural society at a time of unprecedented change. Contributors: Gerd Schneider, Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner, Elizabeth Loentz, Iris Bruce, Felix Tweraser, Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Hillary Hope Herzog, Katherine Arens, John Neubauer, Imke Meyer, Susan C. Anderson, Eva Kuttenberg, and Matthias Konzett. Dagmar C. G. Lorenz is professor of German at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Undertones of Insurrection

Music & Cultural Politics in the Modern German Narrative

Author: Marc A. Weiner

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

View: 121

A basic tenet of literary studies is that aesthetic structures are politically significant because they represent an artist's response to the political implications of cultural codes with which the recipient of the modern work is also acquainted. This tenet provides the basis for the ideological associations attending the appearance of music in the modern German narrative. With his understanding of the arts as involved in often unacknowledged ideological forces within a culture, Marc Weiner's Undertones of Insurrection bridges the gap between the "New Musicology's" rewarding infusion of modern cultural and literary theory into the study of music, politically insightful examinations of narrative structures in the modern novel, and the methodologically conservative area of musical-literary relations in Germanic Studies. In other words, the questions it raises are different from those pursued in most examinations of music and literature, because previous works of this kind concerning the literature of German-speaking Europe have often disregarded social concerns in general, and political issues in particular. Ranging from 1900 to Doctor Faustus (1947), Weiner study sets the stage by examining public debates that conflated such issues as national identity, racism, populism, the role of the sexes, and xenophobia with musical texts. In the literary analyses that follow, Weiner discusses both obvious connections between music and sociopolitical issues--Hesse's equation of jazz and insurrection in Steppenwolf--and covert ones, the suppression of music in Death in Venice and the use of politically charged musical subtexts in Werfel's Verdi and Schnitzler's Rhapsody. By uncovering the ideological agendas informing cultural practice in modernist Germany, Undertones of Insurrection calls for a reevaluation of the function of music in the modern German narrative.

Arthur Schnitzler

Zeitgenossenschaften

Author: Ian Foster

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 410

View: 943

Arthur Schnitzler durchlebte eine Zeitenwende: der Erste Weltkrieg verwandelte Osterreich von einem multinationalen Imperium in einen deutschsprachigen Kleinstaat. Beides, das Vorher und das Nachher, markiert Schnitzlers Zeitgenossenschaft. Er lebte in einer geistesgeschichtlichen und literarischen Umbruchsphase. Der burgerlich-liberale Konsens, der Schnitzlers Milieu charakterisierte, wurde in seinen Grunduberzeugungen herausgefordert. Wissenschaftliche und technische Errungenschaften kennzeichnen Schnitzlers Zeitgenossenschaft. Arthur Schnitzler lived through a time of profound political, social and intellectual change: the First World War transformed Austria from a huge multi-national empire into a small Alpine republic; the liberal middle-class consensus which characterised the author's personal background began to disintegrate during this time, and new departures not only in science and technology but also in literary styles and conventions posed new challenges to a politically involved and acutely socially aware modern writer.

Voyage

The Coast of Utopia

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 135

Comprising of three sequential plays, The Coast of Utopia chronicles the story of romantics and revolutionaries caught up in a struggle for political freedom in an age of emperors. The Coast of Utopia is Tom Stoppard’s long-awaited and monumental trilogy that explores a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I, and for whom the term “intelligentsia” was coined. Among them are the anarchist Michael Bakunin, who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the brilliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russia, who becomes the main focus of this drama of politics, love, loss and betrayal. In The Coast of Utopia, Stoppard presents an inspired examination of the struggle between romantic anarchy, utopian idealism and practical reformation in what The New York Times calls, “The biggest theatrical event of the year. . . . Brilliant, sprawling. . . . A rich pageant.”

Salvage

The Coast of Utopia

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 421

Comprising of three sequential plays, The Coast of Utopia chronicles the story of romantics and revolutionaries caught up in a struggle for political freedom in an age of emperors. The Coast of Utopia is Tom Stoppard’s long-awaited and monumental trilogy that explores a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I, and for whom the term “intelligentsia” was coined. Among them are the anarchist Michael Bakunin, who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the brilliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russia, who becomes the main focus of this drama of politics, love, loss and betrayal. In The Coast of Utopia, Stoppard presents an inspired examination of the struggle between romantic anarchy, utopian idealism and practical reformation in what The New York Times calls, “The biggest theatrical event of the year. . . . Brilliant, sprawling. . . . A rich pageant.”

Making Austrian

Cultural Memory, Nationalism, and Performing Identity Politics in Late Imperial Vienna

Author: Weston Twardowski

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Antisemitism

Page:

View: 822

Since Carl Schorske’s seminal Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, an explosion of scholarship has focused on the capital city’s years leading to the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s collapse. While the veritable Petrie dish of nationalism in the city has been commonly addressed in scholarship, the interplay between performances of cultural memory, indeed often a fabrication of shared memory, and the theatrical contributions to nationalist aims, has been largely overlooked. This thesis aims to examine the evolution of two interrelated performances: First, the development of anti-Semitism as key to shared cultural memory in the rhetoric and political rallies of opposing but predominant political leaders Karl Lueger and Georg Schönerer, and second, how this development gave rise to an increased awareness and discussion of nationalism and Zionism. It examines these veiled themes in Viennese theatrical writings and stage productions leading to the conclusion of the First World War, with special attention to the works of the two leading, and largely divergent, authors, Karl Kraus and Arthur Schnitzler.

Cultural politics and the politics of culture

Author: Helen Fehervary

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

View: 408

Dieser Band ist Alexander Stephan gewidmet und spiegelt dessen wissenschaftliche Interessengebiete und Leistungen wider. Das Buch enthält Aufsätze von führenden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern zur Politik und Kultur deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen sowie zur Tradition der Kulturvermittlung. Die Themen reichen von der aktuellen Politik, Kulturdiplomatie und Amerikanisierung bis zur historischen Auseinandersetzung mit mitteleuropäischen Künstlern und Schriftstellern, die als Intellektuelle einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Kulturpolitik der 20er Jahre und auf die Zeit nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ausübten. This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Alexander Stephan in whose honor it was conceived. The book presents essays by leading international scholars on the contours of politics and culture in German-American relations as well as broader traditions of cultural mediation. Topics range from current concerns about public policy and cultural diplomacy, Americanization and anti-Americanism to historical considerations of Central European artists and writers who as public intellectuals had significant impact on the politics of culture after World War Two and earlier.

Seedtime for Fascism

Disintegration of Austrian Political Culture, 1867-1918

Author: George V. Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 919

This study examines the political culture in Austria-Hungary in the latter half of the 19th century. It analyzes the centrifugal forces that arose from growing ethnic nationalism in the empire and that ultimately overpowered the centripetal forces which held the Austrian-Hungarian "state idea" together. The analysis is applied further to provide an historical explanation of analogous developments in post-1989 Europe.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

Author: Sorrel Kerbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 845

Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

The Grace of Misery. Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919-1939

Author: Ilse Josepha Lazaroms

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 263

In The Grace of Misery. Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile 1919–1939 Ilse Josepha Lazaroms offers an account of the life and intellectual legacy of Joseph Roth, one of interwar Europe's most critical and modern writers.

Shipwreck

The Coast of Utopia

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 841

The Coast of Utopia is Tom Stoppard’s long-awaited and monumental trilogy that explores a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I, and for whom the term “intelligentsia” was coined. Among them are the anarchist Michael Bakunin, who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the brilliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russia, who becomes the main focus of this drama of politics, love, loss and betrayal. In The Coast of Utopia, Stoppard presents an inspired examination of the struggle between romantic anarchy, utopian idealism and practical reformation in what The New York Times calls, “The biggest theatrical event of the year. . . . Brilliant, sprawling. . . . A rich pageant.”