A Companion to the Works of Johann Gottfried Herder

Forsideomslag
Hans Adler, Wulf Köpke
Camden House, 2009 - 489 sider
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Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) is one of the great names of the classical age of German literature. One of the last universalists, he wrote on aesthetics, literary history and theory, historiography, anthropology, psychology, education, and theology; translated and adapted poetry from ancient Greek, English, Italian, even from Persian and Arabic; collected folk songs from around the world; and pioneered a better understanding of non-European cultures. A student of Kant's, he became Goethe's mentor in Strasbourg, and was a mastermind of the Sturm und Drang and a luminary of classical Weimar. But the wide range of Herder's interests and writings, along with his unorthodox ways of seeing things, seems to have prevented him being fully appreciated for any of them. His image has also been clouded by association with political ideologies, the proponents of which ignored the message of Humanität in his texts. So although Herder is acknowledged by scholars to be one of the great thinkers of European Enlightenment, there is no up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to his works in English, a lacuna this book fills with seventeen new, specially commissioned essays. Contributors: Hans Adler, Wulf Koepke, Steven Martinson, Marion Heinz and Heinrich Clairmont, John Zammito, Jürgen Trabant, Stefan Greif, Ulrich Gaier, Karl Menges, Christoph Bultmann, Martin Keßler, Arnd Bohm, Gerhard Sauder, Robert E. Norton, Harro Müller-Michaels, Günter Arnold, Kurt Kloocke, and Ernest A. Menze. Hans Adler is Halls-Bascom Professor of Modern Literature Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wulf Koepke is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German, Texas A&M University and recipient of the Medal of the International J. G. Herder Society.
 

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Indhold

Herders Life and Works
15
Herders Epistemology
43
Herder and Historical Metanarrative Whats Philosophical about History?
65
Herders Concept of Humanitat
93
Herder and Language
117
Herders Aesthetics and Poetics
141
Myth Mythology New Mythology
165
Particular Universals Herder on National Literature Popular Literature and World Literature
189
Herder and Politics
277
Herders Poetic Works His Translations and His Views on Poetry
305
Herders Style
331
Herder as Critical Contemporary
351
Herder in Office His Duties as Superintendent of Schools
373
Herders Reception and Influence
391
Bibliography
421
Notes on the Contributors
459

Herders Views on the Germans and Their Future Literature
215
Herders Biblical Studies
233
Herders Theology
247

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Om forfatteren (2009)

Recently retired as Distinguished Professor of German, Texas A and M University.

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