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By Lucia Ruprecht

Lucia Ruprecht's learn is the 1st monograph in English to examine the connection among nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural background with shut readings of significant texts via Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the writer brings to mild little-known German assets on dance to handle the theoretical implications of reading the interdiscursive and intermedial relatives among the 3 authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the interval. In doing so, she not just indicates how dancing and writing relate to each other yet finds the features that make each one mode of expression exact unto itself. Readings have interaction with literary modes of realizing actual stream which are missed less than the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic concept, and of classical ballet, atmosphere the human, frail and expressive physique opposed to the easily idealised neoclassicist excellent. quite very important is the way in which juxtaposing texts and function perform permits the emergence of meta-discourses approximately trauma and repetition and their effect on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human physique. on the topic of this can be the author's proposal of performative routines or dances of the self which represent a decisive strength in the formation of subjectivity that's enacted within the literary texts. becoming a member of functionality reviews with psychoanalytical idea, this ebook opens up new pathways for knowing Western theatrical dance's theoretical, ancient and literary continuum.

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