Imagined states

nationalism, utopia, and longing in oral cultures

Author: Luisa Del Giudice

Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780874214123

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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An international ensemble of folklore scholars looks at varied ways in which national and ethnic groups have traditionally and creatively used imagined states of existence-some idealizations, some demonizations-in the construction of identities for themselves and for others. Drawing on oral traditions, especially as represented in traditional ballads, broadsides, and tale collections, the contributors consider fertile landscapes of the mind where utopias overflow with bliss and abundance, stereotyped national and ethnic caricatures define the lives of "others," nostalgia glorifies home and occupation, and idealized and mythological animals serve as cultural icons and guideposts to harmonious social life.

Goethe Yearbook

Publications of the Goethe Society of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571133960

Category: German literature

Page: 282

View: 6367


Groundbreaking essays highlighting Goethe's relevance to contemporary theoretical debates and Goethe criticism of recent decades.

'Wenn die Rosenhimmel tanzen'

orientalische Motivik in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Rüdiger Görner,Nima Mina,University of London. Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891297902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 7971


Eighteenth-century Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Life

Page: N.A

View: 1885


Eighteenth-Century Life looks at all aspects of European culture during the Enlightenment. It is an interdisciplinary publication and covers diverse topics-from picturesque sojourns into English gardens and grottoes to studies of eighteenth-century rhetorical principles and the powers of political discourse. In addition it features review essays and extensive listings of new books.

Orientalism, Gender, and the Jews

Literary and Artistic Transformations of European National Discourses

Author: Ulrike Brunotte,Anna-Dorothea Ludewig,Axel Stähler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110395533

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 4580


This collection of essays originates in the collaboration of the international Research Network “Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism.” The interdisciplinary volume proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism.