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Contents Preface ix Introduction xiii Gerald Gillespie Part I. Characteristic themes The French Revolution and prose fiction allegorization of history and its defeat by Romance 1 Gerhart Hoffmeister (UC Santa Barbara) Wertherism and the Romantic Weltanschauung 22 Bernard Dieterle (Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse) Romanticism and the idealisation of the artist 41 Gregory Maertz (St. Johns, N.Y.) »Unheard melodies, unseen pictures«: The sister arts in fiction 53 Mih ly Szegedy-Masz k (Eötvös; Indiana Univ., Bloomington) Music and Romantic narration 69 Claudia Albert (Leipzig) Nature and landscape between exoticism and national areas of imagination 90 Wilhelm Graeber (Göttingen) Mountain landscapes and the aesthetics of the sublime in Romantic narration 107 Paola Giacomoni (Trento) The »wanderer« in Romantic fiction 122 André Lorant (Paris XII) Night-sides of existence: Madness, dream, etc. 139 Monika Schmitz-Emans (Bochum) Doubling, doubles, duplicity, bipolarity 168 Ernst Grabovszki (Wien) Images of childhood in Romantic children¿s literature 183 Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (Tübingen) Artificial life and Romantic brides 204 Michael Andermatt (Zürich) vi Contents Romantic gender and sexuality Thomas Klinkert (Mannheim), Weertje Willms (TU Berlin) 226 Part II. Paradigms of Romantic fiction A. Generic types and representative texts The »Gothic novel« as a Romantic narrative genre Hendrik van Gorp (Leuven) 249 Variants of the Romantic »Bildungsroman« (With a short note on the »artist novel«) Manfred Engel (Oxford) 263 Historical novel and historical Romance Markus Bernauer (TU Berlin) 296 The fairy-tale, the fantastic tale Jörn Steigerwald (Gießen) 325 The detective story and novel Gerald Gillespie (Stanford) 345 Récit, story, tale, novella Santiago Rodriguez Guerrero-Strachan (Valladolid) 364 The literary idyll in Germany, England, and Scandinavia 1770¿1848 Sven Halse (Odense) 383 B. Modes of discourse and narrative structures Address, relation, community: Boundaries and boundarycrossing in Romantic narration Frederick Garber (Binghamton) 412 Torn halves: Romantic narrative fiction between homophony and polyphony Monica Spiridon (Bucharest) 435 The fragment as structuring force Remo Ceserani (Bologna), Paolo Zanotti (Pisa) 452 Mirroring, abymization, potentiation (involution) Sabine Rossbach (Melbourne) 476 Romantic novel and verse Romance, 1750¿1850: Is there a Romance continuum John Clairborn Isbell (Indiana Univ., Bloomington) 496 Contents vii Myth in Romantic prose fiction Dorothy Figueira (Univ. of Georgia, Athens) 517 From historical narrative to fiction and back: A dialectical game Virgil Nemoianu (Catholic Univ. of America) 527 Romantic prose fiction and the shaping of social discourse in Spanish America Annette Paatz (Göttingen) 537 Part III. Contributions of Romanticism to 19th and 20th century writing and thought Narrative maneuvres in the »periphery« the Spanish and Latin American novel during Romanticism Jüri Talvet (Tartu) 559 Romantic thought and style in 19th century realism and naturalism Jeanne J. Smoot (Univ. of North Carol., Raleigh) 580 Romantic legacies in fin-de-siècle and early 20th century fiction Joel Black (Univ. of Georgia, Athens) 596 Framing C.J.L. Almqvist: The narrative frame of Törnrosens bok and Romantic irony Steven P. Sondrup (Brigham Young Univ.) 610 Romanticism, occultism and the fantastic genre in Spain and Latin America José Ricardo Chaves (Univ. Nacional de México) 622 Romantic prose fiction in modern Japan: Finding an expression against the grain Yokota-Murakami Takayuki (Osaka) 643 Ludic prose from Laurence Sterne to Carlos Fuentes A. Owen Aldridge (Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) 655 Rewrites and remakes: Screen adaptations of Romantic works Elaine Martin (Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) 664 Conclusion Gerald Gillespie, Manfred Engel, Bernard Dieterle 695 Appendix (Table of Contents, vols. 1¿4) 703 Index of Names in vol. 5 709
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.