The Experience of Words: A Tribute to Barbara Becker-Cantarino

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9 p.

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Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht. Festschrift für Barbara Becker-Cantarino

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This volume of original essays celebrates Barbara Becker-Cantarino, whose prolific publications on German literary culture from 1600 to the twentieth century are major milestones in the field of German cultural studies. The range of topics in the collection reflects the breadth of Becker-Cantarino’s scholarship. Examining literature from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the contributors explore the intersections of gender, race, and genre, history and gender, and gender and violence. They provide fresh readings of the works of known and lesser-known writers, including Cyriacus Spangenberg, Maria Anna Sager, Luise Gottsched, Heinrich von Kleist, Frank Wedekind, Christa Wolf, Helga Schütz, Terézia Mora, and Martina Hefter. Their discussions explore the possibilities and limitations of theoretical discourses on travel literature, deconstruction, and gender and suggest new avenues of investigation.


"The Experience of Words: A Tribute to Barbara Becker-Cantarino," in Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht. Festschrift für Barbara Becker-Cantarino. Eds. Barbara Becker-Cantarino, John Pustejovsky, Jacqueline Vansan. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013: 1-9. Publisher Link.