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Imperial fictions : German literature before and beyond the nation-state

Author: Todd Curtis Kontje
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
Series: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Imperial Fictions explores ways in which writers from late antiquity to the present have imagined communities before and beyond the nation-state. It takes as its point of departure challenges to the discrete nation-state posed by globalization, migration, and European integration today, but then circles back to the beginnings of European history after the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike nationalist literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kontje, Todd Curtis, 1954-
Imperial fictions.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018015032
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Curtis Kontje
ISBN: 9780472130788 0472130781
OCLC Number: 1012346088
Description: xi, 329 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
National origins and the imperial past --
German literary history and the medieval renaissance --
Silesian patriots and imperial subjects --
Goethe and the end of the Holy Roman Empire --
Romantic nationalism and imperial nostalgia --
Worldly provincialism in imperial Germany --
Collapsing empires and nascent nations --
Revisiting the Heimat after the Third Reich --
Popular fiction and the imperial past --
Conclusion : national literature in an era of world literature.
Series Title: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Other Titles: German literature before and beyond the nation-state
Responsibility: Todd Kontje.

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Explores ways in which writers from late antiquity to the present have imagined communities before and beyond the nation-state. It takes as its point of departure challenges to the discrete  Read more...

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