This book is a collection of essays by prominent North American and European experts in Austrian literature concerning the Austrian playwright and author Franz Grillparzer, his relationship to various literary traditions, and his reception from the nineteenth century to the present. The chapters originated at a symposium held in February of 2003 at the University of Alberta sponsored by the University of Alberta’s Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. X, 140 pp.
Contents: Clemens Ruthner/Marianne Henn/Raleigh Whitinger: Vorwort der Herausgeber/Foreword of the Editors – Dagmar C. G.
Lorenz: Grillparzer’s Attitude toward the State, the Nation, and Nationalism – Katherine Arens: The Fourfold Way to Internationalism:
Grillparzer’s Non-National Historical Literacy – Clemens Ruthner: Argonaut und Tourist: Repräsentationen der Fremde(n) bei
Franz Grillparzer – Wolfgang Müller-Funk: Libussa, Twofold: The Mythical Narrative of Woman Power in Brentano and Grillparzer
- an Intertextual Approach – Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner: Grillparzer on Stage: An Overview of Austrian Productions from the
1930s to the Present – Johann Hüttner: Divided Loyalties: Grillparzer on Stage in Habsburg Austria – Clifford Albrecht Bernd:
Grillparzer: Austrian Playwright or Weimarian Classicist? An American Perspective on König Ottokars Glück und Ende
– William C. Reeve: Grillparzer and the Humiliation of the Fall – Roland Duhamel: Jakobs Kampf mit dem Engel: Zur Ästhetik
des Armen Spielmann.