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Alfred Döblin. Paradigms of Modernism

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Edited by Steffan Davies and Ernest Schonfield. Published 2009. ISBN: 9780854572229.

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Detailed Description

Döblin's texts, which range widely across contemporary discourses, are paradigms of the encounter between literary and scientific modernity. With their use of ?Tatsachenphantasie', they explode conventional language, seeking a new connection with the world of objects and things. This volume reassesses and re-evaluates the uniquely interdisciplinary quality of Döblin's  interdiscursive, factually-inspired poetics by offering challenging new perspectives on key works. The volume analyses not only some of Döblin's best-known novels and stories, but also neglected works including his early medical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts. Other topics addressed are Döblin's engagement with German history; his relation to medical discourse; his topography of Berlin; his aestheticisation of his own biography and his relation to other major writers such as Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. With contributions in English and in German by scholars from Germany and the United Kingdom, the volume presents insights into Döblin that are of value to advanced researchers and to students alike.

Contents

DAVID MIDGLEY: 'Metaphysical Speculation and the Fascination of the Real: On the Connections between Döblin's Philosophical Writings and his Major Fiction before Berlin Alexanderplatz'
STEPHANIE CATANI: 'Die Geburt des Döblinismus aus dem Geist des Fin de Siècle: Döblins frühe Erzählungen im Spannungsfeld von Ästhetik, Poetik und Medizin'
TORSTEN HOFFMANN: ‘"Inzwischen gingen seine Füße weiter": Autonome Körperteile in den frühen Erzählungen und medizinischen Essays von Alfred Döblin und Gottfried Benn'
RUTH NEUBAUER-PETZOLDT: 'Märchen und Mythen, Mörder und Märtyrer: Alfred Döblins Der Ritter Blaubart und seine synkretistische Montagetechnik'
ANKE DETKEN: 'Zwischen China und Brecht: Masken und Formen der Verfremdung in Döblins Die drei Sprünge des Wang-lun'
STEFFAN DAVIES: 'Writing History: Why Ferdinand der Andere is called Wallenstein'
BARBARA WILDENHAHN: ‘"Linke Poot hat sich entschlossen, zu sprechen": Die poetologische Kooperative der Erzähler "Linke Poot" und "Alfred Döblin" in den Schriften zu Politik und Gesellschaft'
JULIAN PREECE: 'The "Grateful" Traveller: Ways of Seeing in Döblin's Reise in Polen'
SUSANNE KOMFORT-HEIN: ‘"Man hat ihn bekanntlich nie entdeckt": Döblins Das Leben Jacks, des Bauchaufschlitzers oder Autorschaft und Lustmord im Fokus autobiographischer Erinnerung'
CHRISTOPH BARTSCHERER: ‘"Der ungezogene Liebling der Grazien". Alfred Döblin und Heinrich Heine: Politische und religiöse Analogien in Leben und Werk'
RITCHIE ROBERTSON: 'Alfred Döblin's Feeling for Snow: The Poetry of Fact in Berge Meere und Giganten'
GABRIELE SANDER: ‘"Der uralte noch immer traumverlorene Erdteil": Die Afrika-Thematik in Alfred Döblins Roman Berge Meere und Giganten'
STEPHANIE BIRD: Nachum der Weise: On Storytelling, Eyes and Misunderstanding in Berlin Alexanderplatz'
ANDREW J. WEBBER: 'Other Places: Döblin's Berlin Topographies'
ERNEST SCHONFIELD: November 1918: Topography of a Revolution'
ALAN BANCE and KLAUS HOFMANN: 'Transcendence and the Historical Novel: A Discussion of November 1918'
MARION SCHMAUS: 'Vom Richter-Dichter: Döblins Neubestimmung des Epischen in Der Oberst und der Dichter'
JOHN J. WHITE: 'War and Exile in Döblin's Hamlet oder Die lange Nacht nimmt ein Ende'
RICHARD SHEPPARD: 'W.G. Sebald's Reception of Alfred Döblin'.
Index.