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Science, Technology and the German Cultural Imagination

Papers from the Conference ‘The Fragile Tradition’, Cambridge 2002. Volume 3

Series:

Christian Emden and David Robin Midgley

Contents: Christian J. Emden/David Midgley: Introduction – Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly: Kunstkammer and Cedern=Wald: Knowledge, Memory and Text at the Dresden Court in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries – Jürgen Barkhoff: Perfecting Nature - Surpassing God: The Dream of Creating Artificial Humans around 1800 – Malcolm Humble: Monism and Literature in the Later Years of the Kaiserreich – Daniel Steuer: Ernst Mach and Robert Musil: Laws of Conservation and the Metaphysical Imagination – David Midgley: Technological Change and Cultural Assimilation: Some Observations on Poetic Responses to Early Aviation – Harro Segeberg: Industrial Culture, Writers and the Media: On the History of Literature and the Media in the Weimar Republic – Jeanne Riou: Joseph Roth’s ‘Bekenntnis zum Gleisdreieck’: Technology, Experience and the Feuilleton in the 1920s – Axel Goodbody: Nature and the Literary Imagination: The Project ‘Nature’ in Twentieth-Century German Writing – Ricarda Schmidt: Raphaels Schüler um 1800: Tradierung und Modernisierung eines frühromantischen Kunstdiskurses in E.T.A. Hoffmanns Die Jesuitenkirche in G. – Carolin Duttlinger: ‘Die Ruhe des Blickes’: Brod, Kafka, Benjamin and the Kaiserpanorama – Corinna Müller: Kultur des Fiktionalen: Bausteine zu einer intermedialen Fiktionstheorie, entwickelt am Beispiel der Filmgeschichte – Silke Horstkotte: Fantastic Gaps: Photography Inserted into Narrative in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz – Günther Stocker: Lesebilder und Mediengeschichte: Zur Selbstreflexion der Literatur im 18. und am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts.