Edited by R.A. Wisbey. Published 1992. ISBN: 9780854571581.
In common with its predecessors, contributions to this volume of London German Studies are drawn largely from the papers given at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, and from its colloquia and seminars. The volume opens with two inaugural lectures delivered within the University of London, though not at the Institute itself, and the optimistic, since regenerative, overtones of the genre are heightened here by the magisterial sweep of both. Considerations of humanity, tolerance and realism underlie several papers. Donal McLaughlin's paper was given at the very first meeting of the National Colloquium in German Studies, held at the Institute in February 1987 and since a regular feature of postgraduate life in this country, and is given added value by Max Frisch's permission to reprint in full the text of a lengthy critical discussion of the work, finally entitled Efraim. In the concluding article John Flood charts the history of the Institute, from 1943, when the tide of war had just turned, and the proposal that the Institute be established, to its actual foundation in 1950, and onwards to the start of the 1990s.
MARTIN DURRELL: ‘Pygmalion Deutsch: Attitudes to Language in England and Germany’;
DAVID A. WELLS: ‘Attitudes to the Jews in Early Middle High German Religious Literature and Sermon’;
FRANK M. FOWLER: ‘Goethe on the Road to Blank Verse Drama: the Evidence of the Iphigenie of 1779’;
NICHOLAS BOYLE: ‘Die Natürliche Tochter and the Origins of “Entsagung”’;
HOWARD GASKILL: ‘Hölderlin and Ossian’;
ERIC BLACKALL: ‘Woldemar Nürnberger and his Faust’;
J.P. STERN: ‘The Rise and Fall of Random Persons: On Auerbach’s Mimesis and Spengler’s Decline of the West’;
LEONARD FORSTER: ‘Günter Grass’s Sand Castle: “Kleckerburg”’;
DONAL McLAUGHLIN: Literary Neighbours: Alfred Andersch and Max Frisch. Appendix: An Unpublished Document by Max Frisch: Zu Alfred Andersch: Efraim. With Notes by Donal McLAughlin’;
ROY WISBEY: ‘Three Decades of Literary and Linguistic Computing’;
JOHN L. FLOOD: ‘The Institute of Germanic Studies and its Library. A Brief Account of their Origin and their First Forty Years. With an Appendix: Incunabula in the Priebsch-Closs Collection of the University of London Institute of Germanic Studies’.