By Fred BridghamThis quantity of essays examines the perceived rift among the British and German highbrow and cultural traditions earlier than 1914 and the way the ensuing disagreement either displays and helped confirm old, political, and, eventually, army occasions. This vexed symbiosis is traced first via a survey of well known fiction, from alarmist British and German "invasion novels" to the visions of Erskine Childers and Saki or even P.G. Wodehouse; contrastingly, the "mixed-marriage novels" of von Arnim, Spottiswoode, and Wylie are thought of. extra themes contain D. H. Lawrence's ambivalent courting with Germany, Carl Sternheim's coded anti-militarism, H. G. Wells's and Kurd Lasswitz's visions in their nations below Martian invasion, Nietzsche because the embodiment of Prussian warmongering, and the increase in Germany of anglophobic, anti-Spencerian evolutionism. Case histories of the positions of German and English lecturers in regard to the clash around out the quantity. participants: IAIN BOYD WHITE, HELENA RAGG-KIRKBY, RHYS WILLIAMS, INGO CORNILS, NICHOLAS MARTIN, GREGORY MOORE, STEFAN MANZ, ANDREAS HUTHER, HOLGER KLEIN Fred Bridgham is Senior Lecturer within the division of German on the college of Leeds.