By Sandra Richter
Because the Nineteen Nineties, following the top of postmodernism, literary conception has misplaced a lot of its dynamics. This publication goals at revitalising literary conception exploring of its historic bases: German poetics and aesthetics. starting within the 1770s and finishing within the Nineteen Fifties, the ebook examines approximately 2 hundred years of this heritage, thereby offering the reader with a primary heritage of poetics in addition to with bibliographies of the subject
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In: Bradley Studies 7 (2001) 2, Special Issue British Idealist Aesthetics, pp. 131À161. 13 See, for instance, the first chapter on “Romantic Theoretical and Critical Writing” in the anthology eds. Steven P. Sondrup, Virgil Nemoianu in collab. with Gerald Gillespie: Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins 2004. (Coordinating Committee for a Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages). 14 John Flood: Poetry and Song on the Isle of Wight. A Mannheim Forty-Eighter Enjoys a Victorian Holiday.
Still, the novelty of this “Literaturwissenschaft” needs to be contested in the II. Aesthetics and Academic Poetics in Germany 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 39 light of the history of poetics which was deemed to be old-fashioned (chapter 15). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 1. 2 His notion ‘eclectics’ refers to German thinkers like Kant’s role model Johann Nikolaus Tetens (Philosophische Versuche über die menschliche Natur, 1777), the philosophical physician Ernst Platner (Philosophische Aphorismen, 1776 – 1782) as well as to thinkers of other tongues: to the Swiss philosopher and diplomat Jean-Pierre de Crousaz (TraitØ du beau, 1714), to Charles Batteux (Principes de la littØrature, ou Cours des belles lettres, 1774/ Einleitung in die Schçnen Wissenschaften, 1774), Denis Diderot (Article “Beau” in the EncyclopØdie, vol.
Also helpful for such a purpose is Sigmund von Lempicki: Geschichte der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Göttingen 1920. To name only a few of the most important ones: August Boeckh: Enzyklopädie und Methodenlehre der philologischen Wissenschaften. Erster Hauptteil: Formale Theorie der philologischen Wissenschaft (1886), ed. by Ernst Bratuscheck. Stuttgart: Teubner 1966; Julius Petersen: Die Wissenschaft von der Dichtung: System und Methodenlehre der Literaturwissenschaft.