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The aesthetics of kinship : form and family in the long eighteenth century

Title
The aesthetics of kinship : form and family in the long eighteenth century / Heidi Schlipphacke.
ISBN
9781684484539
1684484537
9781684484546
1684484545
9781684484553
9781684484560
9781684484577
Publication
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2023]
Physical Description
xiii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary
"The Aesthetics of Kinship intervenes critically into established discourses about the emergence of the nuclear family and the corresponding interior subject in the eighteenth century. By focusing on kinship constellations instead of "family plots" in seminal literary works of the period, this book presents an alternative view of the eighteenth-century literary social world and its concomitant ideologies. Whereas Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment philosophy and political theory posit the nuclear family as a microcosm for the ideal modern nation-state, literature of the period offers a far more heterogeneous image of kinship structures, one that includes members of various classes and is not defined by blood. Through a radical re-reading of the multifarious kinship structures represented in literature of the long eighteenth century, The Aesthetics of Kinship questions the inevitability of the dialectic of the Enlightenment and invokes alternative futures for conceptions of social and political life"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 17, 2023
Series
New studies in the age of Goethe.
New studies in the age of Goethe
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Middle class/Bourgeois/Bürger: the Idiosyncrasies of German dramatic realism
Tableau/Tableau vivant: German-French dramatic encounters
The German dramatic tableau beyond Lessing
Against interiority: letters and portraits as dramatic props
Material kinship: the economy of props in G.E. Lessing's Nathan der Weise
The tableau of relations: novels in stillness and motion
Kinship and aesthetic depth: The tableau vivant in Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften.
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