The Woman Singer and her Song in French and German Prose Fiction, from Goethe to Berlioz
edited by Peter Collier
‘European Connections’ is a series which aims to publish studies in Comparative Literature. Most scholars would agree that no literary work or genre can fruitfully be studied in isolation from its context (whether formal or cultural). Nearly all literary works and genres arise in response to or at least in awareness of previous and contemporary writing, and are often illuminated by confrontation with neighbouring or contrasting works. The literature of Europe, in particular, is extraordinarily rich in this kind of cross-cultural fertilisation (one thinks of medieval drama, Romantic poetry, or the Realist novel, for instance). On a wider stage, the major currents of European philosophy and art have affected the different national literatures in varying and fascinating ways. Many European and North American university courses in literature nowadays teach and research literature in faculties of Comparative and General Literature. The series intends to tap the rich vein of such research.
Offers of contribution are invited, whether studies of specific writers and relationships, or wider theoretical investigations. Proposals from established scholars, as well as more recent doctoral students, are welcome.
The series editor, Peter Collier, is Emeritus Fellow in French at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. He has translated Emile Zola (Germinal, Oxford World’s Classics, 1993), and Marcel Proust (The Fugitive, Penguin, 2002), has edited several collections of essays on European literature and culture, including Critical Theory Today, with Helga Geyer-Ryan (Polity Press & Cornell University Press, 1990) and Artistic...
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