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Living by the Golden Rule: Mentor – Scholar – World Citizen

A Festschrift for Wolfgang Mieder’s 75th Birthday

Edited By Andreas Nolte and Dennis Mahoney

This Festschrift for Wolfgang Mieder, preeminent paremiologist and folklorist, combines personal tributes and scholarly papers by colleagues, friends, and former students – presented in three categories that address his roles as a mentor, scholar, and world citizen over many decades.

The central scholarly section likewise consists of three parts. The papers dealing with proverbs examine them as patterns, stereotypes, rhetorical devices, media for self-enchantment, and means of allusion in works by Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, Chukovskaya, and Kempowski. A second group deals with fairy-tale motifs in literary works by Lehmann, Rabinowich, and Hummel. A third section includes topics ranging from James Bond to Stephen King, from runaway slaves to the Holocaust, and literature as cultural ecology.

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Contributions for Wolfgang Mieder as Mentor

Gideon Bavly, Adriana Borra, Antonello Borra, Roger Cooke, Heike Doane, Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Marc Estrin, Leesa Guay-Timpson, Theresia Hoeck, Julia Katsnelson, Kate Kenny, Richard Langston, Ilka Maria Pritchard, Annegret Schmitt-Johnson, Bridget Swanson, Clifford Timpson, Brian T. Walsh, Tin Wegel

Contributions for Wolfgang Mieder as Scholar


Olga V. Trokhimenko

“Long Hair, Little Sense”: Revisiting the Proverbial Stereotype

Charles-Louis Morand Métivier

Hating? Yes, but rhetorically: Paremiology in the French Wars of Religion

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