Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit

Michael Wood (Editor), Sandro Jung (Editor), Michael Wood, Sandro Jung, Johannes Birgfeld, Marcus Willand, Nils Reiter, Barry Murnane, Lucy Wood, Bernhard Maier, John Guthrie

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Focusing on particular cases of Anglo-German exchange in the period known as the Sattelzeit (1750-1850), this volume of essays explores how drama and poetry played a central role in the development of British and German literary cultures. With increased numbers of people studying foreign languages, engaging in translation work, and traveling between Britain and Germany, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to unprecedented opportunities for intercultural encounters and transnational dialogues. While most research on Anglo-German exchange has focused on the novel, this volume seeks to reposition drama and poetry within discourses of national identity, intercultural transfer, and World Literature. The essays in the collection cohere in affirming the significance of poetry and drama as literary forms that shaped German and British cultures in the period. The essays also consider the nuanced movement of texts and ideas across genres and cultures, the formation and reception of poetic personae, and the place of illustration in cross-cultural, textual exchange.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLehigh University Press
Number of pages258
ISBN (Print)9781611462920
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019


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