Literature and Culture in Middle and Eastern Europe
Editor: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Ibler
The book series was founded with the aim of providing a forum for current research on literature and culture in Central and Eastern Europe. With regard to the profile of the series, the spatial-regional concept was given priority over a purely philological one, e.g. Slavic, in order to better reflect the numerous interrelationships that characterize the literature and cultures of Eastern Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe as well as the German-speaking world. Making visible these manifold mutual contacts, overlaps, and influences is one of the essential impulses for the publications in the series, both individually and as a whole.
Even though the series lives precisely from its methodological and content-related diversity, a few central thematic areas are highlighted: One example is the literary-cultural treatment of the Holocaust, a focus that emerged from the successful Giessen project for the comparative study of this extremely important and productive problem to this day, including Polish, Czech, Slovakian, and German material (texts, films, theatre productions etc.). Other important subject areas that define the profile of the series include modern and avant-garde discourse, questions of genre typology and genre history, but also overarching aspects of aesthetics as well as literary and cultural theory, insofar as these are rooted in the intellectual tradition of Central and Eastern Europe. All interested parties are cordially invited to contribute to the success of the series with innovative and exciting projects.
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Ibler is Chair of Slavic Philology, focusing on Russian, Czech, and Polish Literary Research and Theory at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. He has dealt, among other things, with questions concerning literary cyclization, typology and development of selected genres (e.g. comedy, elegy, sonnet) and literary-artistic communication. At present, Prof. Dr. Ibler is the head of the research group for Holocaust Literature and Culture in Middle and Eastern Europe. Further, he has several projects on the History of Ballads and on the Topicality of functionalist designs in Literary and Cultural research. For further information, visit www.uni-giessen.de.
Martina Napolitano€24.90ibidem162 PagesMartina Napolitano explores the poetics of one of the most significant Russian authors of the 20th century. Sasha Sokolov’s oeuvre represents a milestone in the development of Russian literature; his...pre-order
Magda Dolinska-Rydzek€29.90ibidem234 PagesThe book explores transformations of the apocalyptic figure of the Antichrist in various post-Soviet discourses, including ecclesiastical and political writings, conspiracy theories, and literary texts....
Eine Analyse seiner frühen Prosa€24.90ibidem124 PagesViktor Pelevins Name erscheint seit den späten 1990er-Jahren kontinuierlich auf der Liste der bedeutendsten russischen Autoren der Gegenwart. Obwohl sein mittlerweile umfangreiches Werk zurecht die Beliebtheit...
Sarka Sladovnikova€29.90ibidem180 PagesŠárka Sladovníková analyzes the depiction of the Holocaust in Czechoslovak and Czech Feature Films and the relevant literary pretexts. While she charts the social and cultural framework in which the...
Aleksandra Konarzewska, Monika Glosowitz, Magdalena Baran-Szoltys
Central European Spatial Narratives between 1984 and 2014€34.90ibidem166 PagesIn 1984 Czech writer Milan Kundera published his essay 'The Tragedy of Central Europe' in The New York Review of Books, which established the framework for disputes about the space ‘between East and...
Über Geschlecht und Seele im Werk von Stanislaw Przybyszewski€39.90ibidem406 Pages"Er sah eine Weile dem Spiel zu, dann pflanzte er sich vor dem Spiegel auf und betrachtete sich wohlgefällig. Ja, gewiß; du bist sehr schön sehr schön …" Stanisław Przybyszewski, Homo Sapiens Liebe...
Russlandkonzeptionen im Schaffen Aleksej N. Tolstojs€39.90ibidem318 PagesAn Aleksej Nikolaevič Tolstoj (1883-1945), einem gebürtigen Grafen und entfernten Verwandten Lev Tolstojs, scheiden sich seit jeher die Geister. So viele anerkennende Aussagen es über sein schriftstellerisches...
An Intellectual Biography€24.90ibidem142 PagesVasily Yan (Vassily Grigoryevich Yanchevetsky, 1874–1954) was a writer of historical novels whose popularity survives the test of time. He was widely read throughout the Soviet era and continues to be...
Zur Betrachtung des Unrechts in seinen Werken aus der Willensperspektive Arthur Schopenhauers€24.90ibidem124 PagesVsevolod Michajlovič Garšin (1855-1888) zählt zu den vielleicht am meisten unterschätzten russischen Schriftstellern, was auch mit damit zu tun hat, dass seine Schaffenszeit in jene Zwischenperiode...
Problems of Poetization and Aestheticization€34.90ibidem296 PagesThis volume addresses a problem of high controversy: Relating the Holocaust to poetic and aesthetic phenomena has often been seen as a taboo, as only authentic testimonies, documents, or at least ‘unliterary’,...