Poetik der Nation: Englishness in der englischen Romantik

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This comparative study focuses on the manifestations of Englishness in various literary genres of English Romanticism. Political essays, travelogues, the Gothic novel and balladry are scrutinized from a production-oriented and context-sensitive perspective and through an imagological lens. This book centres around the interplay between national stereotypes and genre-specific (and nationally unspecific) tropes and conventions. Attention is given to the implied reader, cultural knowledge, the narrative situation and to focalization, as well as lyric-specific elements. The book demonstrates how narratology, cultural memory studies, reception theory, rhetoric and text linguistics can be integrated more effectively into the toolkit of imagology. This will allow national images to be deconstructed in a more fine-grained manner.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationLeiden/Boston
PublisherBrill Rodopi
Number of pages254
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-40777-0 , 9004407774
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-40778-7
Publication statusPublished - 26.09.2019

Publication series

NameStudia Imagologica
PublisherBrill Rodopi
ISSN (Print)0927-4065