a volume in theICLA Comparative Literary History Series
General Preface of the series CHLEL
Gerald Gillespie: General IntroductionPART ONE: Characteristic Themes
Gregory Maertz (St. Johns, N.Y.): The Romantic idealisation of the artist from Goethe to Thomas Mann.
Bernard Dieterle (St. Etienne): The "Wertheriade" and Romantic "Weltanschauung".
Mihály Szegedy-Maszák (Eötvös): "Unheard melodies, unseen pictures". The "sister arts" in fiction.
Claudia Albert (Berlin / Leipzig): Music and Romantic narration.
Gerhart Hoffmeister (UC Santa Barbara): The French Revolution.
Dirk Göttsche (Münster): The themes of freedom and progress.
Annelise Ballegaard (Odense), Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus): Urbanity and Romantic prose fiction.
Wilhelm Graeber (Göttingen): Nature and landscape.
Frederick Garber (Binghamton): Boundaries and boundary crossing in Romantic narration.
André Lorant (Paris): The wanderer in Romantic fiction.
Monika Schmitz-Emans (Bochum): "Nightside of existence": Romantic madness.
Manfred Engel (Hagen): Romantic dream narrations.
Ernst Grabovszki (Wien): Doubling, doubles, duplicity, bipolarity.
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (Tübingen): Images of childhood in Romantic children's literature.
Michael Andermatt (Zürich): Artificial life.
Thomas Klinkert (Regensburg), Weertje Willms (TU Berlin): Romantic gender and sexuality.
Virgil Nemoianu (Catholic Univ. of America): From historical narrative to fiction and back: A dialectical game.
Paola Giacomoni (Trento): Mountain landscapes and the aesthetics of the sublime in Romantic narration.
PART TWO: Paradigms of Romantic Fiction
A. Generic Types and Representative Texts
Hendrik van Gorp (Leuven): The "Gothic novel" as Romantic prose fiction.
Manfred Engel (Hagen): The "Bildungsroman" and the "artist novel".
Markus Bernauer (TU Berlin): The romance of history and the historical novel.
Jörn Steigerwald (Gießen): The fairy-tale; the fantastic tale.
Frederick Burwick (UC Los Angeles): Tales of mystery and horror; the uncanny and grotesque.
Gerald Gillespie (Stanford): The detective story and novel.
Santiago Rodriguez Guerrero-Strachan (Valladolid): Recit, story, tale, novella.
B. Modes of Discourse and Narrative Structures
Monica Spiridon (Bucharest): Torn halves: Romantic narrative fiction between homophony and polyphony.
Remo Ceserani (Bologna), Paolo Zanotti (Pisa): The fragment as structuring force.
Sabine Kleine (Essen): Mirroring, abymization, potentiation (involution).
Joan Curbet (Barcelona): Romantic fictional autobiographies.
Christiane Leiteritz (Bochum): Forms and functions of satirical writing in Romantic prose.
John Clairborn Isbell (Univ. of Indiana): Affinities between Romantic prose and verse narration.
Dorothy Figueira (Univ. of Georgia, Athens): Myth in Romantic prose fiction.
Annette Paatz (Göttingen): Romantic prose fiction and the shaping of social discourse in Latin America.
PART THREE: Contributions of Romanticism to 19th and 20th Century Writing and Thought
Steven Sondrup (Brigham Young Univ.): Romantic fiction and Scandinavian experience.
Takis Kayalis (Athens): The reception and modification of Romantic prose fiction in Greece (1830-1880).
Elaine Martin (Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa): Rewrites, remakes, retakes of core Romantic texts.
Virgil Nemoianu (Catholic University of America): Periodization of 19th century types reconsidered.
Manfred Engel, Bernard Dieterle: Conclusion