Edited by Martin Swales. Published l993. ISBN: 9780854571666.
The papers comprised in London German Studies V were selected to give an idea of the variety and vigour of British German Studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s. All were given at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, during the period 1989-1993, but there are two distinct clusters of papers. One derives from the Mozart symposium, held in January 1991, and two musicologists and two literary scholars explore the extraordinary achievement of the composer. The other reflects a time when the map of Germany and, with it, that of Europe was re-drawn, hence it seemed right and proper that a number of papers should be concerned with the GDR and its demise.
PETER BRANSCOMBE: ‘Mozart the Arch-Englishman’;
W.E. YATES: ‘The Biedermeier Mozart’;
ROBERT MEIKLE: ‘Sonata Forms in the Mature Operas of Mozart’;
DAVID CAIRNS: ‘Hazardous Simplicity. Reflections on Mozart’s Magic Flute’;
R.H. STEPHENSON and PATRICIA D. ZECEVIC: ‘“Das Was bedenke…” On the content, Structure, and Form of Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’;
DAVID LUKE: ‘Eros und Priapus: Afterthoughts on Goethe’s Römische Elegien and Das Tagebuch’;
MICHAEL MINDEN: ‘Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Der Nachsommer, and the Literary Construction of the Subject’;
ELIZABETH BOA: ‘Letters from a Bachelor: Kafka’s Letters to Felice and Milena’;
ANTHONY PHELAN: ‘Framing to Pronounce it Right: Celan’s Passwords’;
J.H. REID: ‘What is Different and Who is Anders? Some thoughts on Brigitte Burmeister and Forty Years of GDR Literature’;
MICHAEL BEDDOW: ‘Sources of Identity: Reflections on the Pronoun “Wir” in Christa Wolf’s Fiction’;
HARTMUT STEINECKE: ‘From Two German Literatures to One Literature? Reflections on German Unity and Certain Literary Developments from 1976 to 1990’.