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Ambiguous aggression in German realism and beyond flirtation, passive aggression, domestic violence Barbara N. Nagel

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: New directions in German studies ; vol. 29Publisher: New York London Oxford New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury Academic 2019Description: xi, 158 SeitenContent type:
  • Text
Media type:
  • ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Carrier type:
  • Band
ISBN:
  • 9781501352713
Other title:
  • German realism and beyond$dflirtation, passive aggression, domestic violence
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: No title; No title; Erscheint auch als: Ambiguous aggression in German realism and beyond; Erscheint auch als: Ambiguous aggression in German realism and beyondDDC classification:
  • 833.809353
  • 833/.809353
  • 830
LOC classification:
  • PT771
Other classification:
  • GL 1575
  • 17.93
  • 18.10
Online resources: Summary: "Our main words defining emotional states suggest that we have clarity about them: expressions like 'love', 'hatred', 'anxiety', or 'sorrow' seem clear enough. The reality, however, tends to be more complicated. We are often faced with gestures and utterances that are difficult to interpret and thus find ourselves wondering about the affective force of what has just been said: "Was that an insult?" "Flirtation?" "Aggression?" Ambiguous Aggression looks at three interlocking forms of social violence - flirtation, passive aggression, and domestic violence. In order to understand their circulation, it traces their literary-historical genealogy in German realism and modernism - in scenes from Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Robert Walser, and Franz Kafka, covering a historical period from the middle of the 19th century to the early decades of the 20th century. Reading realist and modernist literature through 21st -century affect theory and vice versa, the analyses collected in this book show the deep literary history of our current cultural predicaments and predilections." --
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single unit book single unit book HAC Library - Holdings of the American Academy in Berlin F (Affiliated) HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F:PT771 .N34 2019 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2023-4626

Includes bibliographical references and index

"Our main words defining emotional states suggest that we have clarity about them: expressions like 'love', 'hatred', 'anxiety', or 'sorrow' seem clear enough. The reality, however, tends to be more complicated. We are often faced with gestures and utterances that are difficult to interpret and thus find ourselves wondering about the affective force of what has just been said: "Was that an insult?" "Flirtation?" "Aggression?" Ambiguous Aggression looks at three interlocking forms of social violence - flirtation, passive aggression, and domestic violence. In order to understand their circulation, it traces their literary-historical genealogy in German realism and modernism - in scenes from Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Robert Walser, and Franz Kafka, covering a historical period from the middle of the 19th century to the early decades of the 20th century. Reading realist and modernist literature through 21st -century affect theory and vice versa, the analyses collected in this book show the deep literary history of our current cultural predicaments and predilections." --

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