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Book Launch - Sandro Jung

Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit
When Jul 17, 2019
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Lecture Hall
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97353
Attendees Nach Einladung / by invitation
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Book Launch -  Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit

Focusing on particular cases of Anglo-German exchange in the period known as the Sattelzeit (1750-1850), this volume of essays explores how drama and poetry played a central role in the development of British and German literary cultures. With increased numbers of people studying foreign languages, engaging in translation work, and traveling between Britain and Germany, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to unprecedented opportunities for intercultural encounters and transnational dialogues.

Jung Booklaunch CoverWhile most research on Anglo-German exchange has focused on the novel, this volume seeks to reposition drama and poetry within discourses of national identity, intercultural transfer, and World Literature. The essays in the collection cohere in affirming the significance of poetry and drama as literary forms that shaped German and British cultures in the period. The essays also consider the nuanced movement of texts and ideas across genres and cultures, the formation and reception of poetic personae, and the place of illustration in cross-cultural, textual exchange.

 

Edited by Michael Wood & Sandro Jung (Lehigh UP, 2019)

Link to the book on the homepage of Rowman and Littlefield