A German View of Shakespeare, 1800

paulinrThe Thursday seminar this week will be given by Professor Roger Paulin of Trinity College Cambridge and is entitled Laokoon, Dante, Shakespeare: A German View around 1800.
Roger Paulin’s major interest is literary history from 1700-1900. His chief monograph publications have been on Ludwig Tieck (1985), on the German Novelle (1985), and of particular relevance to the student of Shakespeare, The Critical Reception of Shakespeare in Germany 1682 – 1914: Native Literature and Foreign Genius (2003) which explores how Shakespeare’s name was first associated with concerns for the renewal of German literature in the 18th century to his eventual identification with German culture itself. Professor Paulin also edited Volume 3 of the Great Shakespeareans series on Voltaire, Goethe, Schlegel and Coleridge (2010). Both these publications are available in the library, as well as a critical review of his 2003 book by Andreas Höfele which appears in Shakespeare Quarterly, Volume 56 (4), 489-91.

Books in the SI Library by Roger Paulin:
Ludwig Tieck: a literary biography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985. PT2539.
The Critical Reception of Shakespeare in Germany 1682 – 1914: Native Literature and Foreign Genius. Hildeshiem: Olms, 2003. PR2971.G4.
Voltaire, Goethe, Schlegel, Coleridge: Great Shakespeareans Vol 3. Edited by Roger Paulin. London: Continuum, 2010. PR2965.

Other books in the Library on Shakespeare and his influence in Germany which may be of interest include:
Osborne, Leonard Hartley. Shakespeare and 18th Century Germany Theatre: The Influence of Shakespeare on 18th Century German Theatre – An English View. Saarbrücken: VDM, 2010. PR2971.G4.
Calhoon, Kenneth S. Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist. University of Toronto Press, 2013. PR2971.G4.
Gunter, Lawrence and Andrew McLean, Eds. Redefining Shakespeare: Literary Theory and Theater Practice in the German Democratic Republic. London: Associated University Presses, 1998. PR2971.G4.
Symington, Rodney. The Nazi Appropriation of Shakespeare: Cultural Politics in the Third Reich. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005. PR2971.G4.

Jill Francis, Library Support Assistant

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