Poets of Protest: Mythological Resignification in American Antebellum and German Vormarz Literature

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Michael Drescher analyses national mythologies in American and German literature. He focuses on processes of mythological resignification, a literary phenomenon carrying significant implications for questions of identity, democracy, and nationalism in Europe and America. Precise narratological analyses are paired with detailed, transnational readings of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Gutzkow's Wally, die Zweiflerin, Brown's Clotel, and Heine's Deutschland. Ein Wintermarchen. The study marries literature, mythology, and ...

Poets of Protest: Mythological Resignification in American Antebellum and German Vormarz Literature 2017, Transcript Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783837637458

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