The authors explore the cultural echoes of the revolution in Haiti, the Caribbean, the United States and Europe. Author by : Steven R. Fourthly: Kleist is a master of the German language. Furthermore, I published a journal article on gender in Kleist's work which is conceptualised as both performance and essence, and I ask what implications these apparently contradictory concepts have for a notion of agency. The oscillation between order and disarray produces in his creative self an acute feel for the shape of any given literary genre — and at the same the burning need to subvert those structures. I recently completed a monograph study re-examining his investment in the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Heinrich von Kleist and Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Violence, Identity, Nation. We know that he cherished Rousseau and sometimes longed for a simple life in the natural world at one point he even wanted to become a smallholding farmer in Switzerland.
He was restless and travelled frequently; more often than not he was short of money. Heinrich von Kleist is renowned as an author who posed a radical challenge to the orthodoxies of his age. What they have in common is a focus on exceptional, striking, violent events that generates philosophical questions about the world order. I have written two full-length studies on Kleist's work. On 21 November, at the Wannsee near Potsdam, Kleist shot her, then himself. They exchanged rhapsodic letters and finally made a suicide pact. Der Vergleich der inhaltlich gegenläufigen Strukturen der beiden Werke sowie deren rechtlicher Bedeutungsebenen wird Aufschluss über Kleists Vorstellung von Recht und Gerechtigkeit geben.
Even as many writers strive towards an ideal of authenticity, they maintain that no representation can do justice to the terror and violence of war. Domingo in the films Kohlhaas — Der Rebell Volker Schlöndorff, 1968 and San Domingo Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1970. Widening the cultural lens to include diasporic studies, art, and questions of race and gender, Echoes of the Haitian Revolution exposes how the history of Haiti has shaped our ideas of race, nation and civilization in ways that we are often unaware of. Taking account of both Rousseau's critique of modernity and his later propositions for working toward the Enlightenment promise of emancipation, the book locates a mode of discourse which, placed in the historical context of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, sheds new light on the political and ethical issues at play in Kleist's work. And from that point on until his death in 1811 he sought to make headway as a writer. A number of his essays have attracted the particular attention of literary critics.
Book Descriptions: Heinrich Von Kleist And Jean Jacques Rousseau Howe Steven is good choice for you that looking for nice reading experience. The present study advocates a de-construction of Kleist's concept of freedom back to its ontological basis: freedom is a cooperative enterprise of man and his situation. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. Yet in 1810 and 1811 two volumes of his Erzählungen short stories appeared. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Rebellion des Protagonisten und die sich hieran knupfende Frage nach der Legitimitat politischen Widerstands.
There are many gaps and discontinuities in that life. It is advisable not to expect from them a kind of discursive summation of his literary preoccupations. Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks, the first collection of essays edited by Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, addressed the repercussions of the Haitian Revolution in Haiti, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Entsprechend dieses wechselnden Verhaltens des Protagonisten werden zuerst die juristischen Implikationen seines Auftretens als Staatsburger und danach die rechtlichen Aspekte seiner Rebellion thematisiert. His literary career was not without its ups and downs. Focusing on a cross-section of his work, particular focus will be placed on his explorations of the links between religion and fanaticism Das Erdbeben in Chili , the legitimacy of revolutionary violence Die Verlobung in St.
The novelty of this approach lies in the author's departure from the ontic considerations of freedom characterizing traditional Kleist scholarship. Die Ansicht des Reformators Luther wird dort expressis verbis angedeutet. But he was soon discontented and left in 1806. Dr Steven Howe University of Exeter My research to date has principally focused on Kleist, with a particular emphasis on setting his work in perspective in relation to the intellectual and political contexts of his time. Der Vergleich der inhaltlich gegenlaufigen Strukturen der beiden Werke sowie deren rechtlicher Bedeutungsebenen wird Aufschluss uber Kleists Vorstellung von Recht und Gerechtigkeit geben. Domingo , the performance of nationhood Die Herrmannsschlacht , and the relationship between patriotism and liberty Prinz Friedrich von Homburg.
Ausserdem soll gezeigt werden, inwiefern Kleist die rechtsphilosophischen Staatstheorien von Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant und Adam Muller, mit denen er sich intensiv beschaftigt hat, in diese beiden Werke einarbeitet und beurteilt. One strand of his personality displayed an almost military need for order and discipline. Dokumente und Berichte der Zeitgenossen, 7th revised edn Munich: Hanser, 1996 Anthony Stephens, Kleist: Sprache und Gewalt Freiburg: Rombach, 1999. Such a view fails, however, to do full justice to the more complex manner in which Kleist articulates the tensions between the securities of Enlightenment thought and the anxieties of the revolutionary age. We have no sense of what was going on outwardly and inwardly during the Würzburg journey. Time and again he uses it at full stretch, indeed almost to breaking point.
His life has three distinct phases. Seeba, Abgründiger Klassiker der Moderne. His career moved forward, he was promoted to the rank of officer; but in 1799 he left the army, thereby bringing the second phase of his life — which, in a letter to his sister Ulrike, he described as lost years — to a close. Readings of Schiller, Kleist, Jünger, Remarque, Grass, Böll, Handke, and Jelinek reveal that stylistic and aesthetic features, gender discourses, and concepts of agency and victimization can all undermine a text's martial stance or its ostensible pacifist agenda. And Kleist makes knowing readers of us all. The first phase sees him being educated at home, and his tutor gave him a powerful sense of Protestant inwardness and spirituality. Dr Seán Allan University of Warwick Throughout my research career I have been interested in German literature of the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries, and in the work of Heinrich von Kleist in particular.