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Wolfgang Zach

Which role is played by English literature in the modern world and specifically in university teaching? This question is explored in two international surveys and twenty-six contributions by scholars from all parts of the world. Basic information is provided on the current position of English literature(s) in the international university curriculum as well as on the main problems and new developments in university organization, teaching and studying. Special emphasis is put on discussing the future of English literature and literary studies, particularly the consequences resulting from the powerful social role of the audiovisual media and the development of 'English literature' into 'Literature(s) in English'.
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Wolfgang Zach and Ulrich Pallua

The papers presented here offer a major challenge to previously conceived ideas about issues like slavery, racism, ethnic relations, nationalism, and cultural identity generating responses, critiques, revisions, counterarguments, and new perspectives. This volume is not only meant to address important matters of the past but also of the present and future as racism, ethnic relations, and cultural identity – with the attendant issues of human rights, freedom, and emancipation – will assume an ever-increasing significance in our globalised but ethically, socially, and culturally divided world. The volume is subdivided into three sections: «Racism and Nationalism» containing papers dealing with issues of racism and nationalism in a broader context, «Slavery: From Past to Present» exploring the concept of slavery in different literary genres and historical periods, «Cultural Identity and Ethnic Relations» dealing with cultural memory, nationalism, and relations between cultural and ethnic groups.
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Kunstgriffe - Festschrift für Herbert Mainusch

Auskünfte zur Reichweite von Literaturtheorie und Literaturkritik

Ulrich Horstmann and Wolfgang Zach

Die Festschrift für Herbert Mainusch stellt eine Momentaufnahme der Forschungsinteressen und des Forschungsstandes der Literaturwissenschaft und Ästhetik dar. Insgesamt 36 Beiträge namhafter Fachgelehrter aus Australien, der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Volksrepublik China, Großbritannien, Kanada, Österreich, Sri Lanka, Südafrika und den USA beschäftigen sich mit Themen aus folgenden Bereichen: Utopieforschung, Satiretheorie, Dramentheorie, Übersetzungskritik, moderne Literaturtheorie und Stilgeschichte. Literaturhistorische Arbeiten von der Antike über Mittelalter, Renaissance und Barock bis zur jüngsten Literaturgeschichte etwa Australiens, oder Sri Lankas finden sich ebenso wie Untersuchungen zu einzelnen Autoren wie William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, David Hume, William Blake, S.T. Coleridge, Bernard Shaw, E.M. Forster, James Joyce, Denis Johnston, Brian Friel und Lebbeus Woods.