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GOETHE AND HIS FOLLOWERS: WELTLITERATUR AND ITS AFTERLIVES
GOETHE AND HIS FOLLOWERS: WELTLITERATUR AND ITS AFTERLIVES

Author(s): Leena Eilittä
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Foreign languages learning, Poetry, Anthology, Fiction, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Philology, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature, Drama
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Weltliteratur; World Literature; Glocalism; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Hugo Meltzl; Georg Brandes; Fritz Strich;

Summary/Abstract: Goethe and his Followers: Weltliteratur and its Afterlives. Goethe´s Weltliteratur, which recalls cosmopolitan ideas of the 18th century, drew attention to literature´s multicultural role in the international exchange and networks. His ideas were developed by subsequent scholars who reflected upon the importance of translations, literatures belonging to small nations, and putting in contact local and global aspects in their discussions about literary studies. Hugo Meltzl emphasized multilingualism for development of literary studies; Georg Brandes drew attention to the importance of small literatures; and Fritz Strich proclaimed that world literature should challenge the Eurocentric notion of literary studies.

  • Issue Year: 64/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 223-238
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English