Anglo German and American German Crosscurrents

This fourth volume continues a series emerging from the Penn State Project on Anglo-German and American-German Literary and Cultural Relations.

Anglo German and American German Crosscurrents

This fourth volume continues a series emerging from the Penn State Project on Anglo-German and American-German Literary and Cultural Relations. All articles contained in the volume focus on the theme of the Project and reflect the wealth of scholarly resources to be found in the Allison-Shelley Collection, located in the Pattee Library of The Pennsylvania State University. Contents: Goethe in the American Annuals and Gift-Books, Philip Allison Shelley; John Quincy Adams and Alexander Hill Everett: Pathfinders of German Studies in America, Walter J. Morris; Alexander Hill Everett: Early Advocate of American Interest in German Literature and Culture, Kenneth B. Hunsaker and Maureen C. Devine; Henry Edwin Dwight: Evocator of American Interest in Germany, Kenneth B. Hunsaker; Thomas Medwin: Intermediary of German Literature and Culture, Heimy Taylor; The German Experience of William and Mary Howitt, William Stupp; James Lorimer Graham: Fosterer of American-German Literary Rela Andrew M. Kovalecs; Adolf Strodtmann's Letters to Bayard Taylor: A Further Fostering of German-American Relations, Edward J. Danis; Publications of Philip Allison Shelley, Edward J. Danis; Index.

Bitter Healing

“ The Reception in England and America of Bettina von Arnim's ' Goethe's Correspondence with a Child . ” ” Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents . Edited by Philip Allison Shelley with Arthur O. Lewis , Jr. Vol.11 .

Bitter Healing

Bitter Healing is the first anthology of eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century German women's writing in English translation. It goes far toward filling a major gap in literary history by recovering for a wide audience the works of women whoøwere as famous during their lifetime as Wieland, Schiller, and Goethe. Like those men, they wrote in the early modern period spanning the transition from early Enlightenment to Romanticism. Edited by Jeannine Blackwell and Susanne Zantop, this collection assembles little-known writings by fifteen authors from various social classes, religious backgrounds, and political persuasions. They include the forgotten pietist theologian Johanna Eleonore Petersen, the radical social reformer Bettina von Arnim, the outspoken peasant's daughter Anna Luisa Karsch, the aristocrats Annette von Droste-H_lshoff and Karoline von G_nderrode, and the conservative monarchist Sophie von La Roche, among others. Their autobriographies and letters, "moral" and not so moral tales, lyrical and protest poems, plays, and fairy tales deal with religious crisis, family conflict, and harmony, mothers and daughters, wise women, romance and pain and the healing power of love, self-understanding, escape, and the magical and humorous. The variety and quality of the pieces testify to the creativity of women writers during this first peak of literary activity in Germany, the so-called Age of Goethe. The editors have provided a short biography and bibliography for each writer.

Anglo German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters

PhD dissertation, Pennsylvania State College, 1952. ———. “French Mediation and Intermediaries, 1750–1815.” In Anglo-German and American-German Crosscurrents, edited by Philip Allison Shelley, Arthur O. Lewis Jr, and William W. Betts ...

Anglo German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters

Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters contains essays focusing on the roles of drama and poetry in Anglo-German exchange in the Sattelzeit. It offers new perspectives on the 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.

Shaw and Other Matters

With Arthur O. Lewis , Jr. " Shaw's Mommsenite Caesar . " Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents 2. Edited by Philip Allison Shelley and Arthur O. Lewis Jr. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press ...

Shaw and Other Matters

Demonstrating the influence of scholar-teacher Stanley Weintraub on his students, Shaw and Other Matters reflects the scope of that influence in its concern with a variety of literary figures - from Shaw to Joe Orton - and of topics such as war memoirs and golem/robots. The variety is there, as well, in the approaches to the subjects: Rodelle Weintraub's dream analysis of Arms and the Man; Julie Sparks's comparison of Shaw with Bellamy, Morris, and Bulwer-Lytton as world "betterers"; Michael Pharand's evaluation of Shaw's changing views of Napoleon; Kinley Roby's tracing of Shaw's exchanges of views on playwriting with Arnold Bennett; and Kay Li's archetypal exploration of characters in Heartbreak House.

Anglo German and American German Crosscurrents

Philip Allison Shelley. ANGLO - GERMAN and AMERICAN - GERMAN CROSSCURRENTS Volume Two Edited by PHILIP ALLISON SHELLEY Professor of German and Comparative Literature The Pennsylvania State University with ARTHUR 0. LEWIS , JR .

Anglo German and American German Crosscurrents


Major Fiction of William Gilmore Simms

the editors of the novel remark , he finally develops the heroic and tragic dimensions of the man with an advanced ... with Arthur O. Lewis , Jr. , and William W. Betts , Jr. , Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents ( Chapel ...

Major Fiction of William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms (1806–1870) was the preeminent southern man of letters in the antebellum period, a prolific, talented writer in many genres and an eloquent intellectual spokesman of r his region. During his long career, he wrote plays, poetry, literary criticism, biography and history; but he is best remembered for his numerous novels and tales. Many Ann Wimsatt provides the first significant full-length evaluation of Simms’s achievement in his long fiction, selected poetry, essays, and short fiction. Wimsatt’s chief emphasis is on the thirty-odd novels that Simms published from the mid-1830s until after the Civil War. In bringing his impressive body of work to life, she makes use of biographical and historical information and also of twentieth-century literary theories of the romance, Simm’s principal genre. Through analyses of such seminal works as Guy Rivers, The Yemassee, The Cassique of Kiawah, and Woodcraft, Wimsatt illuminates Simm’s contributions to the romance tradition—contributions misunderstood by previous critics—and suggests how to view his novels within the light of recent literary criticism. She also demonstrates how Simms used the historical conditions of southern culture as well as events of his own life to flesh out literary patterns, and she analyzes his use of low-country, frontier and mountain settings. Although critics praised Simms early in his career as “the first American novelist of the day,” the panic of 1837 and the changes in the book market that it helped foster severely damaged his prospects for wealth and fame. The financial recession, Wimsatt finds, together with shifts in literary taste, contributed to the decline of Simms’s reputation. Simms attempted to adjust to the changing climate for fiction by incorporating two modes of nineteenth-century realism, the satiric portrayal of southern manners and southern backwoods humor, into the framework of his long romances; but his accomplishments in these areas have been undervalued or misunderstood by critics since is time. Wimsatt’s book is the first to survey Simms’s fiction and much of his other writing against the background of his life and literary career and the first to make extensive use of his immense correspondence. It is an important study of a neglected author who once served as the leafing symbol of literary activity in the South. It fills what has heretofore been a serious gap in southern literary studies.

Tracing Women s Romanticism

“The Reception in England and America of Bettina von Arnim's Goethe's Correspondence with a Child,” in Anglo-German and American-German Crosscurrents, Philip Allison Shelley (ed.) with Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. Vol. II.

Tracing Women s Romanticism

Awarded the 2005 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Book Prize by the International Conference on Romanticism This book explores a cosmopolitan tradition of nineteenth-century novels written in response to Germaine de Staël's originary novel of the artist as heroine, corinne. The first book to delineate the contours of an international women's Romanticism, it argues that the künstlerromane of Mary Shelley, Bettine von Arnim, and George Sand offer feminist understandings of history and transcendence that constitute a critique of Romanticism from within. The book examines meditative, mystical and utopian visions of religious and artistic transcendence in the novels of women Romanticists as vehicles for the representation of a gendered subjectivity that seeks detachment and distance from the interests and strictures of the existing patriarchal social and cultural order. For these writers, the author argues, self-transcendence means an abandonment or dissolution of the individual self through political and spiritual efforts that culminate in a revelation of the divinity of a collective selfhood that comes into being through historical process.

William Gilmore Simms and the American Frontier

Germans in America : Aspects of German - American Relations in the Nineteenth Century . ... Shelley , Philip Allison , Arthur O. Lewis , Jr. , and William W. Betts , eds . AngloGerman and American - German Crosscurrents . Vol . 1.

William Gilmore Simms and the American Frontier

William Gilmore Simms (1807-1870), the antebellum South's foremost author and cultural critic, was the first advocate of regionalism in the creation of national literature. This collection of essays emphasizes his portrayal of America's westward migration.

Arms and the Man The Devil s Disciple and Caesar and Cleopatra

131 Quoted in Stanley Weintraub , ' Shaw's Mommsenite Caesar ' , in Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents , vol . 2 , ed . Philip Allison Shelley and Arthur O. Lewis Jr ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press ...

Arms and the Man  The Devil s Disciple  and Caesar and Cleopatra

The three plays in this volume are some of George Bernard Shaw's most popular and frequently performed works. They demonstrate the development of Shavian comedy and contain early formulations of his idea of the Superman, an extraordinary individual who catalyzes the evolution of mankind. Arms and the Man (1894) was Shaw's first commercial success and the first public confirmation that he could make playwriting his profession. It is the first of what Shaw called his "pleasant plays',comedies that critique idealism in general rather than specific social problems (as his earlier plays did). Specifically, Shaw undermines the romance of wartime courage, reckless heroism, and nationalist pride among British spectators while using the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1886 as an exotic veneer. Shaw wrote The Devil's Disciple (1897) for William Terriss, an actor known for his swashbuckling roles who had requested a play that would 'contain every "surefire" melodramatic situation' —mistaken identities, terrifying adventures and last-second escapes, and frequent emotional outpourings.. Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) is Shaw's revision of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra as well as a fusion of the pragmatism and unconventionality of the heroes of Arms and the Man and The Devil's Disciple into a portrait of jocular, morally serious leadership.

Who is this Schiller Now

... “Schiller's Maria Stuart on the Stage in England and America,” in Anglo-German and American-German Crosscurrents, ed. Philip Allison Shelley and Arthur O. Lewis (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1962), 2:5–31; here 12–19.

Who is this Schiller Now

New essays by top international Schiller scholars on the reception of the great German writer and dramatist, emphasizing his realist aspects.

Twentieth century English History Plays

Shaw's Mommsenite Caesar , ' in Philip Allison Shelley and Arthur O. Lewis ( eds ) , Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents , vol . 2 ( University of North Carolina Press , 1962 ) p . 271 . 19. Julius Caesar in Shakespeare ...

Twentieth century English History Plays

The book offers the clearest definition yet of the history play, its scope and its limits. Historical drama is an extremely popular genre among 20th-century English playwrights. Yet the sheer size and complexity of the subject has, until now, prevented critics from attempting a clear definition. Dr. Harben provides a new and original perspective, taking into account modern ideas of and attitudes to history. The author examines the varying approaches to history taken by modern historians and playwrights, and provides a detailed analysis of the historical source material of selected plays. The study is supported with a wealth of vivid and provocative illustrations. Historical and dramatic criticism is related to theatrical interpretation and experience. This book therefore should prove valuable and interesting to the reader with a specialist interest in the field as well as to the more general reader.

Shelley s German Afterlives

... 1750–1815,” in Anglo-German and AmericanGerman Crosscurrents, ed. Philip Allison Shelley with Arthur O. Lewis and William W. Betts, Jr. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1957), 1:1–38. 9. William Wordsworth, “Preface ...

Shelley s German Afterlives

Schmid shows how reception processes work across linguistic, national, and cultural boundaries, taking the English Romantic poet Shelley's German reception as a case study. It also highlights Anglo-German literary and cultural relations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and supplies a theoretical framework for further analysis.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

SHELLEY , PHILIP ALLISON . Anglo - German and American - German cross currents . Vol.2 . Edited by Philip Allison Shelley with Arthur 0. Lewis , Jr. Chapel Hill , N.C. , University of North Carolina Press . 312 p .

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

German Literature in the United States 1945 1960

Shelley , Philip Allison . ' A German Art of Life in America : The American Reception of the Goethean Doctrine of Self - Culture , ' Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents , ed . Philip Allison Shelley , Arthur O. Lewis ...

German Literature in the United States  1945 1960


The Professorenroman in America

... was described in some detail in Philip Allison Shelley's Preface to his first volume of Anglo - German and American - German Crosscurrents ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1957 ) , edited with Arthur O. Lewis ...

The Professorenroman in America

This study details the authors and content of 19th century historical novels, which contained plots built around the ancient world and which achieved success in Germany and America. By examining the extent of and basis for their popularity in both countries, Danis enriches the scholarship concerned with cultural crosscurrents, the historical novel, and popular literature. Contents: Introduction: The Professorenroman?; The Elusive Concept of the Historical Novel; The Historical Novel and Popular Literature; Literary Trends in the Late 19th Century; Influences on the 19th Century Historical Novel; Ebers, Dahn, and the Professorenroman; Die Anderen; Cui Bono?; A Note on the Translators and Their Translations; English-Language Translations of the Professorenroman.

Frances Burney s Cecilia

AngloGerman and American German Crosscurrents. Ed. Arthur O. Lewis Jr., Phillip Allison Shelley, and William W. Betts, Jr. Vol. 1. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1957. Cooke, Stewart. “Sweet Cecilia and Brown George: Editing Volume ...

Frances Burney s Cecilia

In her exhaustive publishing history of Frances Burney's Cecilia, Or Memoirs of an Heiress, Catherine Parisian mines an extensive archival record that includes portions of the original manuscript, annotated page proofs, legal records relative to its copyright, and an abundance of letters, to chronicle the novel's composition, printing, and publication from its first edition in 1782 to the present-day Oxford World's Classics paperback. Generally regarded on its publication as the most important novel since Tobias Smollett's Humphrey Clinker, Cecilia is a deft blend of the satire of Henry Fielding with the sentimentality of Samuel Richardson that brings a female perspective to the novel while perceptively probing class and gender relations in eighteenth-century British society. Parisian combines the methods of the book historian with those of the bibliographer to show how the two usefully inform one another and bear on the interpretation of the literary text. Examining 51 different editions of Cecilia, Parisian considers what these editions reveal about Cecilia's reading audiences and what insights these books provide into the printing and publishing trends of the past 200 years. Lavishly illustrated and accessibly written, her timely history demonstrates the importance of Cecilia to the art of the novel and the history of the book.