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By Lucia Ruprecht

Lucia Ruprecht's examine is the 1st monograph in English to examine the connection among nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural background with shut readings of significant texts through Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the writer brings to mild little-known German assets on dance to deal with the theoretical implications of interpreting the interdiscursive and intermedial kin among the 3 authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the interval. In doing so, she not just indicates how dancing and writing relate to each other yet unearths the features that make every one mode of expression specified unto itself. Readings have interaction with literary modes of realizing actual stream which are overlooked less than the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic concept, and of classical ballet, environment the human, frail and expressive physique opposed to the easily idealised neoclassicist excellent. rather vital is the best way juxtaposing texts and function perform permits the emergence of meta-discourses approximately trauma and repetition and their impression on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human physique. on the topic of this is often the author's notion of performative routines or dances of the self which represent a decisive strength in the formation of subjectivity that's enacted within the literary texts. becoming a member of functionality reports with psychoanalytical concept, this booklet opens up new pathways for realizing Western theatrical dance's theoretical, old and literary continuum.

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