- Von :Erika M. Nelson
- Identity (philosophical concept)
Reading Rilke's Orphic Identity
Author: Erika M. Nelson
Category:Identity (philosophical concept)
This study by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) examines the poet's understanding of the malleability of identity and explores the question of Rilke's place in literary history. In line with contemporary literary theory, which sees the "self" as a social "construction" and a strategic narrative device, this study explores Rilke's engagement with identity in his work and explores the decay of the subjective self in the modern world. Rilke's reinterpretations of the mythological figures Orpheus and Narcissus in modern psychological terms as well as in terms of traditional poetics are key not only to his poetics and his changing self-understanding, but also to his developing social criticism. This study traces how Rilke's Orphic work breaks away from traditional patterns of perception, not only to question fidelity to the story, but also to reclaim the power of traditional elements of that story to help articulate subjectivity in new terms. .
- Von :Boutheina Boughnim Laarif
WH „The Healing Spring“ von Auden Read A. Avirams Theory of Poetic Rhythm
Author: Boutheina Boughnim Laarif
Editor:Cambridge Scholars Post
Although Auden has often been hailed as the 20th-century master of meter and the foremost practitioner of traditional poetic forms, his true importance remains a mystery. This book sheds new light on the seductive appeal of formal poetry that led Auden to compose in almost any verse possible. To develop a "new" appreciative appraisal of Auden's formal art, the book uses Amittai Aviram's theory of poetic rhythm, which goes beyond the usual literary critical process and is based on the rhetorical appraisal of rhythm in poetry. Aviram's theory clearly revolutionizes our usual methods of interpretation in terms of rhythm rather than meaning as a starting point when reading poetry; it is the ideas and theme of the poem that express and reinforce the rhythm, not the other way around. Such a conception of rhythm, allegorized by meaning (images and metaphors), breathes new life into the ancient Russian formalist tradition. The return to Auden's poetry today can be seen as driven by literary and political contexts; Unfortunately, in a time marked by uncertainty and violence, the voice of poetry resonates less and sinks into a state of formal detachment. As such, it could be said that this book was motivated by a 'need' to revive interest in Auden's poetry, particularly given his recent abandonment. A revisit of Auden's concept of the nature of poetry and its status allows us to decipher his verbal art, assess its multiple effects, and appreciate the metrical scale that helped the poet grapple so subtly with his double question: what is Poetry? What is your benefit?
- Von :Rainer Maria Rilke
- literary criticism
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Editor:Oxford University Press
Rilke is one of the leading poets of European modernism and one of the great German poets of the 20th century. From the 1905 Book of Hours to the 1922 Sonnets of Orpheus, he constantly examines his art's relationship to the world around him, moving from neo-romanticism and mysticism to the precise task of expressing the mundane in poetry. This new edition, the only bilingual edition with a wide range of poems, reflects Rilke's poetic development. Contains the full text of the Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, as well as selected poems from the Book of Images, New Poems and earlier volumes, and uncollected poems from 1906-26. Accurate, sensitive, and nuanced, the translations are accompanied by an introduction and notes that trace the development of Rilke's poetic practice and his central role in modern poetry. The book also contains a chronology, selected bibliographies and explanations of people and places, as well as key comments by Rilke from letters or notes. About the series: For more than 100 years, Oxford World's Classics has provided the widest range of literature from around the world. Each accessible volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text and a host of other valuable resources, including expert presentations from leading authorities, extensive notes clarifying the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
- Von :Erika Martina Nelson
- Orpheus (Greek mythology) in literature
Read Rilke and introduce him again
Author: Erika Martina Nelson
Category:Orpheus (Greek mythology) in literature
- Von :Karin Baumgartner
- social sciences
From multiculturalism to hybridism
Author: Karin Baumgartner
Editor:Cambridge Scholars Post
From Multiculturalism to Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Switzerland places Switzerland in the context of transnational labor migration and examines how this German-, French-, Italian- and Romansh-speaking nation is being transformed by the influx of immigrants from all over the world who are now a single entity make up one fifth of the population. This dynamic mix of cultures and races is embodied by a new generation of citizens who call themselves "Secondas e Secondos", the second generation. Today, Switzerland leads all industrialized nations in terms of growth potential and economic benefits from migration (OECD). The articles in this volume explore Switzerland's challenges, achievements and ongoing struggles with migration, with a particular focus on what it means to shape a nation-state out of political will rather than linguistic and cultural unity. From multiculturalism to hybridity also offers didactic suggestions for language and literature lessons in French, German and Italian as well as for social, cultural and political science courses. The articles deal with Switzerland's hybrid literatures and cultures, including cinema, fashion shows, olfactory landscapes and women's issues, and place Switzerland in the context of a united European continent. Readers will find ideas and resources for critically examining and communicating the concepts of cultural hybridity and interculturality in high school and college classrooms.
- Von :Katharina Gerstenberger
German literature in the new century
Author: Katharina Gerstenberger
Although the first decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall was marked by the challenges of unification and the often difficult process of reconciling East and West German experiences, many Germans hoped for "normalization" in the "new century". The essays in this volume take a closer look at Germany's new normal and advocate a more nuanced picture that takes both breaks and continuities into account. Germany's new generation of writers is more diverse than ever, their texts often not only address a multicultural Germany, but also deal more playfully with ideas of identity. Written with similar and differing developments and traditions on both sides of the Atlantic in mind, this volume balances summaries of major trends in cultural life today with insightful analyzes of individual authors and texts.