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Cultural Memory and Historical Consciousness in the German-Speaking World Since 1500

Papers from the Conference ‘The Fragile Tradition’, Cambridge 2002. Volume 1


Christian Emden and David Robin Midgley

Contents: David Midgley/Christian J. Emden: Introduction – Aleida Assmann: Four Formats of Memory: From Individual to Collective Constructions of the Past – Christian J. Emden: History, Memory, and the Invention of Antiquity: Notes on the ‘Classical Tradition’ – Ortrud Gutjahr: Literary Modernism and the Tradition of Breaking Tradition – Marc Oliver Huber: Memoria in Zeiten des Zeitenbruchs: Nietzsches Zweite Unzeitgemäße Betrachtung als Indikator einer Gedächtniskrise – Susanne Rau: Reformation, Time, and History: The Construction of (Dis)Continuities in the Historiography of the Reformation in the Early Modern Period – Wilhelm Ribhegge: German or European Identity? Luther and Erasmus in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century German Cultural History and Historiography – Stefan Busch: Ideals and Life in German Literature of the Late Enlightenment Period: The Grotesque as reductio ad absurdum of Providentialism – Laura Benzi: Die Entstehung der Lyrik in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts und die spätaufklärerische Affektenlehre – Ritchie Robertson: Joseph II in Cultural Memory – Kristin Veel: Topographies of Memory: Walter Benjamin and Daniel Libeskind – Silke Arnold-de Simine: Theme Park GDR? The Aestheticization of Memory in post-Wende Museums, Literature and Film – Karen Leeder: ‘rhythmische historia’: Contemporary Poems of the First World War by Thomas Kling and Raoul Schrott.