The Return of King Arthur and the Nibelungen : National Myth in Nineteenth-Century English and German Literature
By: Oergel, Maike.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.European Cultures: Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 1997Description: 1 online resource (336 p.).ISBN: 9783110812541.Subject(s): Arthurian romances - Adaptations - History and criticism | English literature - 19th century - History and criticism | German literature - 19th century - History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Return of King Arthur and the Nibelungen : National Myth in Nineteenth-Century English and German LiteratureDDC classification: 398.352 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Introduction: National Myth - Mythic or National; CHAPTER 1 The Investment of Literature with Mythic Significance; The Modern Interpretation of Myth, the Bible and the Idea of Original Literature: Heyne, Eichhorn, Herder, Lowth; Ancient Popular Poetry - The Secular Source of Original Literature: Percy, Herder, Scott; The Mythopoeic Concept of Literature - Poetry as the Modern Sacred Text: Friedrich Schlegel and Wordsworth; CHAPTER 2 The Investment of History with Mythic Significance; The Discovery of the Human Telos through Historical Study: Herder's Ideen
History as Secular Revelation in German Idealist Thinking: Schelling, Fichte, HegelThe Poetic Approach to History in Britain: Carlyle and Macaulay; CHAPTER 3 The Search for the Legitimising Mythic Matter of the Moderns: From Homer's Heroes to Gothic Knights and Back; The Path towards Equality between the Ancient and the Modern Cultural Achievement: Blackwell, Bodmer, Hurd, August Wilhelm Schlegel; The Identification of the New Mythic Matter - "Rittermythologie": The Schlegels and Kenelm Digby
Finding a Suitable Form for the Mythic Matters - Clues from Ancient and Modern "Original Literature": Wolf, Niebuhr, MacaulayCHAPTER 4 The National Dimension of the New Mythic Materials: "Volkspoesie", Ballad Revival and the Germanic Nations' Mission in History; "Volkspoesie" and the Nibelungen: Görres, Wilhelm Grimm, Uhland; The Revival of the Ballad and the Return of the Arthur-Matter: Scott, Wordsworth, Kingsley; The Role of the "Volksgeist" and the Definition of the Germanic Spirit: Fichte, Hegel, Arndt
The Teutonic Spirit of the English and the Anglo-Saxon Success: Kemble, Freeman, Kingsley, MacaulayCHAPTER 5 The Representative National Individual: The Emergence of Siegfried and King Arthur; The Germanic and the Medieval in the Nibelungen-Material and the Arthur-Matter: Some Cultural and Racial Assimilations and Oppositions; The Function of the Great Human Being in History: Hero-Worship by Fichte, Hegel, Carlyle and Kingsley; The Representative Suitability of the Figures of Siegfried and Arthur as National Heroes
CHAPTER 6 The Results: Richard Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen and Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King as Modern National MythsWagner and Tennyson: The Conditions of a "Remarkable Case of Cultural Convergence"; The Hero of the Ring: Does Wotan overthrow the German(ic) Siegfried?; The Arthur of the Idylls: An English Version of the Duality of the Ideal and the Real?; CONCLUSION Arthur, Siegfried and the Germanic - A Qualification of the Difference between the German and the Western Tradition; Bibliography; A. Primary Sources; B. Secondary Sources; Index
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