Schiller: National Poet--Poet of Nations: A Birmingham Symposium (Amsterdamer Beitraege zur neueren Germanistik 61) (Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Neueren Germanistik)

Schiller: National Poet--Poet of Nations: A Birmingham Symposium (Amsterdamer Beitraege zur neueren Germanistik 61) (Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Neueren Germanistik)


To mark the 2 hundredth anniversary of Schiller's demise, best students from Germany, Canada, the united kingdom and the us have contributed to this quantity of commemorative essays. those have been first awarded at a symposium held on the collage of Birmingham in June 2005. The essays accumulated the following shed very important new mild on Schiller's status as a countrywide and transnational determine , either in his personal lifetime and within the 2 hundred years because his demise. concerns explored contain: points of Schiller's lifestyles and paintings which contributed to the production of heroic and nationalist myths of the poet throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries; his actions as guy of the theatre and writer in his personal, pre-national context; the (trans-)national dimensions of Schiller's poetic and dramatic fulfillment of their modern context and with regards to later appropriations of national(ist) components in his paintings. The contributions to this quantity remove darkness from Schiller's achievements as poet, playwright, philosopher and historian, and convey acute insights to endure on either the heritage of his effect in a number of contexts and his enduring value as some degree of cultural reference.

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