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Mimesis, Widerstand, Subversion. Bettine von Arnims' Briefroman Die G"underode als Ansatz diskursiver Entgrenzung

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dc.contributor.author Schmitt MR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:17:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:17:30Z
dc.date.created 1989 en
dc.date.submitted 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/53741
dc.description.abstract Bettina von Arnim's novel Die G"underode was written in early German romanticism. The novel consists of an exchange of letters between the literary figure Bettine and an opposite, G"underode. This exchange takes place in the light of the philosophical discourse of German idealism, mainly represented by Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which excludes women as independent subjects. Bettine's dissatisfaction with her exclusion as a women within the discourse of idealism is revealed. As she realizes her non-representation in the existing discourse of her time she develops distinct writing techniques in order to discover her own subjectivity. She comes to the conclusion, that as a woman she can neither be represented in the prevailing discourse nor in another alternative female discourse. Using the feminist theoretical framework of Luce Irigaray, in particular her book "Das Geschlecht, das nicht eins ist", the author investigates the discursive nature of German idealism and comes to the conclusion that it is essentially a male discourse. The author then analyses Bettine's attempts to liberate herself from male discourse using irigaray. The author concludes that Bettine's writing technique corresponds to a great extent with the concepts formulated by irigaray. While Bettine is able to undermine and subvert male discourse, she is aware that she cannot establish a new alternative discourse in which her subjectivity is fully represented. en
dc.language German en
dc.subject German literature en
dc.subject Prose literature and fiction en
dc.title Mimesis, Widerstand, Subversion. Bettine von Arnims' Briefroman Die G"underode als Ansatz diskursiver Entgrenzung en
dc.title.alternative Mimeses, resistance, subversion : Bettine von Armin's letter novel Die G"underode as base for a discursive removal of boundaries en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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