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inklings – Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik

Geister – Einblicke in das Unsichtbare – Internationales Symposium 1. bis 3. Mai 2015 in Leipzig


Edited By Dieter Petzold

«Inklings» nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e.V. widmet sich seit 1983 dem Studium und der Verbreitung der Werke dieser und ihnen nahestehender Autoren sowie der Analyse des Phantastischen in Literatur, Film und Kunst allgemein. Ihre Jahrestagungen werden in Jahrbüchern dokumentiert. Dieser Band enthält zehn Vorträge der Tagung «Ghosts – A Conference on the (Nearly) Invisible», die 2015 in Leipzig stattfand, sowie drei weitere Beiträge und zahlreiche Rezensionen.

«Inklings» was the name of a group of Oxford scholars and writers; its best-known members were J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The German Inklings-Gesellschaft, founded in 1983, is dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of the works of these authors and of writers commonly associated with them and to the study of the fantastic in literature, film and the arts in general. The proceedings of the annual Inklings conferences are published in yearbooks. This volume contains ten papers presented at the 2015 conference entitled «Ghosts – A Conference on the (Nearly) Invisible». In addition, there are three general articles and numerous reviews.
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Eva Oppermann - Not so “Good for Food”? Temptation and Abjection in “Genesis B” and C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra


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Eva Oppermann

Not so “Good for Food”?

Temptation and Abjection in “Genesis B” and C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra

The story of Paradise and the Fall, adapted from Genesis 2,4–3,24, has been present since the beginnings of English literature. One of the oldest adaptations is “Genesis B”, which is said to have been translated from German Old Saxon. In this adaptation, motifs exist which were lost in later adaptations and only adopted again by C.S. Lewis in Perelandra. Both adaptations deal with the abjection caused by sinning, the Fall and the resulting breach between God and man. My contribution attempts to interpret and compare “Genesis B” and Perelandra according to Kristeva’s concept.

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