Title"The poetics of everyday life"
NameNavarre, Susanne (author), Galperin, William H (chair), Rennie, Nicholas (internal member), Diamond, Josephine (internal member), Smith, Martha Nell (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
Sublime, The, in literature,
Comparative literature--English and German,
Comparative literature--German and English,
Poetry--Women authors--19th century,
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886--Criticism and interpretation,
Droste-Hülshoff, Annette von, 1797-1848--Criticism and interpretation
DescriptionEmily Dickinson's and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff's poetry of the everyday is transfigured by the sublime. The dissertation uses close reading to stress form, suggesting that poetic practice cannot fold into the group mind-set of much late twentieth-century feminist literary criticism which tended to analyze women's writing in isolation as symptomatic of issues pertaining to gender. The dissertation places these writers firmly in their cultural and historical contexts, establishing parallels between Dickinson's and Droste's milieus. Both authors demonstrate aspects of late-Romanticism / Biedermeier-Romanticism, a reaction or taming of early-Romantic excesses. Thus the dissertation points the direction of women's writing away from gendered formations exclusively, to broader concerns pertaining to culture and society which include but are not limited to gender contingencies.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Susanne Silvia Navarre
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.