Studia theodisca 2023-11-25T09:06:12+00:00 Fausto Cercignani Open Journal Systems <p>An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature.<br>On line for the first time with Vol. XVIII (2011): e-ISSN 2385-2917.<br>Vols. I-XVII (1994-2010) were published in print (p-ISSN 1593-2478), but are now available here, in the Archives, as PDF searchable files.</p> Cover and Introductory Pages 2023-11-15T07:47:42+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca, Vol 30 (2023) - Cover and Introductory Pages</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Studia theodisca XXX (2023) 2023-11-15T07:55:20+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca XXX (2023) - The Entire Volume</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Cover for Vol 30 2023-11-15T08:06:29+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca, Cover for Vol 30 (2023)</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca «The way to the head must be opened through the heart». Enlightenment and Herzensbildung in Schiller 2023-11-15T08:14:48+00:00 Alexandre Alves Till Neuhaus <p>The following paper discusses Schiller’s interpretation of the German concept of Bildung, which appears to be a central term in Germany’s culture, especially (but not limited to) the educational realm. As Bildung underwent massive transformations and has been re-interpreted multiple times throughout German history, this paper will start with a definitory exercise trying to organize the dynamics surrounding the term. Secondly, a two-fold historical context – firstly regarding the wider political and social dynamics of the time and secondly, a more biographical approach focusing on Schiller – will be provided. These contextualizing efforts will be succeeded by elaborations on Schiller’s concept of <em>Herzensbildung</em>. The paper closes with a summary of key insights and further potential endeavors.</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Carducci e il mondo tedesco. Bilanci e prospettive 2023-11-15T08:24:39+00:00 Giovanna Cordibella <p>The essay takes a systematic look at some perspectives on the study of Giosue Carducci’s relations with German culture, offering a review of the research until today, examples of case studies, and a reflection on possible future research perspectives. Among the various areas addressed is that of the study of Carducci’s translations from German, with remarks on Carducci’s role in the transfer processes between Italy and Germany. Among other things, emphasis is given to the relevance of investigations into translations not yet published in the National Edition of Carducci’s Works. The last paragraph of the essay gives an account of a first census of Carducci’s autographs that have become part of German, Austrian and Swiss collections. In particular, prominence is given to autographs now preserved at the Fondation Martin Bodmer (Cologny, Genève): a manuscript of the ode <em>Su Monte Mario</em> (whose traces had been completely lost) and a still-unknown autograph of the poem <em>Per la proclamazione del regno d’Italia</em>.</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Il potere come dimensione politica e antropologica nel romanzo «Cox oder Der Lauf der Zeit» (2016) di Christoph Ransmayr 2023-11-15T08:31:12+00:00 Gianluca Esposito <p>The essay analyses the characterisation of power in Christoph Ransmayr’s novel <em>Cox oder Der Lauf der Zeit</em>. Specifically, power is analysed on its political level, with the social implications that it necessarily entails on both the human and personal level, showing the individual in charge locked in the solitude of his distance from others; and on its gender level, which is expressed in the novel by the subjugation of the female to the male. In conclusion, nature and time in the novel are highlighted in their function as obstacles to limitless power.</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Stefan Zweig’s Narratives of Migration and Emigration 2023-11-15T08:35:50+00:00 László V. Szabó <p>Stefan Zweig’s relation to the phenomenon of migration is indeed a complicated issue, which can be approached from at least three perspectives. Firstly, there is the biographic aspect: as one of the major representatives of the German exile literature (<em>Exilliteratur</em>), Zweig has one of the most dramatic biographies among the German authors in the 20th century, including his emigration from Austria to England and New York, then to South America, where (in Petrópolis near Rio de Janeiro) he died in February 1942. Secondly, migration is present in his fictional works, such as the short stories <em>Schachnovelle or Incident on Lake Geneva</em>. Thirdly, Zweig published, a year before his death, his book <em>Brazil, Land of the Future</em>, which, lacking fictitious elements, but including biographic ones, basically summarizes the history (also immigration-history) of Brazil and the main cultural features of his host country. Accordingly, the following paper is a brief analysis of three possible dimensions of migration in Stefan Zweig: biographic migration, including his <em>voluntary</em> and, later, his <em>forced</em> migration, finally <em>fictional</em> migration, i.e. migration as a subject of his works.</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca «Von deutscher Baukunst» di Goethe, agli albori della “Geniezeit” nel segno dell’architettura gotica tedesca 2023-11-15T08:43:54+00:00 Erminio Morenghi <p>Through an analysis of Goethe’s essay «Von deutscher Baukunst» this study intends to highlight the programatic value of the same for the first authentically German cultural movement, i.e. the «Storm and Stress». The paradigmatic figure of Erwin von Steinbach, the ingenious architect of Strasbourg Cathedral, sympathetically overshadows that of the medieval architect Eudes de Montreuil, whose re-evaluation is due to André Thevet from a patriotic and idealized Renaissance point of view. This is a curious parallelism in the name of creative genius and it represents the starting point of an important process that was to lead to a German aesthetic and literary renewal intended to overcome foreign models, especially French, and also to a re-evaluation of Gothic architecture in a patriotic and nationalist key.</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca Call for Papers 2023-11-15T08:10:40+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca XXX (2023) - Call for Papers</p> 2023-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia theodisca