Studia theodisca 2022-11-01T08:22:40+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 2022-10-31T15:36:52+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca, Vol 29 (2022) - Cover and Introductory Pages</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Cover for Vol 29 2022-10-31T15:43:53+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca, Cover for Vol 29 (2022)</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Studia theodisca XXIX (2022) 2022-10-31T15:57:11+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca XXIX (2022) - The Entire Volume</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca National Philology, Politics and Science. Notes on the birth of Germanistics out of the spirit of the nineteenth century 2022-10-31T16:25:10+00:00 Fernando Clara <p>This article focuses on the nationalistic turn that swept across the political and cultural life of nineteenth century Germany by looking into two events that are seldom brought together: the Germanists’ Assembly in Frankfurt, in 1846, and Marx and Engels’ <em>Manifesto of the Communist Party</em>, published just two years later. It explores the tension between nationalism and internationalism that runs through both events and that is still vividly present in our contemporary, after all, not so «Postnational Constellation».</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Kunst als (botanisches) Studium der Natur? Bemerkungen zu Goethes Schrift «Einfache Nachahmung der Natur, Manier, Stil» 2022-10-31T16:30:11+00:00 Philipp Kampa <p>Goethe’s essay <em>Einfache Nachahmung der Natur, Manier, Stil</em> is steeped in an analogy: The life science of botany serves as an aesthetic foil, botany and art are set in parallel – to show how Goethe develops this, and what it implies, is the aim of this paper.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Con un colpo di spugna e sapone “Gallseife”. La rielaborazione del passato nazionalsocialista in «Heimat» di Nora Krug 2022-10-31T16:35:49+00:00 Alessandra Goggio <p>This paper intends to show how and to what extent the practices of postmemory (Hirsch) and “cumulative heroization” (Welzer), which are typical of the so-called generation of grandchildren in Germany, are embedded in Nora Krug’s graphic novel <em>Heimat. Ein deutsches Familienalbum</em> [<em>Heimat. A German Family Album</em>] (2018). It will be shown how these practices contribute to creating a work that in the end idealizes the German and family (Nazi) past rather than coming to terms with it, thus also reiterating a Germano-centric concept of <em>Heimat</em>.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Jenseits von Textbeziehungen. Paul Celan bei Yoko Tawada 2022-10-31T16:43:59+00:00 Eriberto Russo <p>This article aims at highlighting the metatextual relationships between the works of Yoko Tawada and Paul Celan. The analysis concentrates on <em>Das Tor des Übersetzers oder Celan liest Japanisch</em> and <em>Paul Celan und der chinesische Engel</em> and is carried out in the light of transtextual practices, starting from theoretical premises related to the act of reading (symptomatic reading – surface reading) and including the dimension of transculturality. The encounter between Tawada and Celan generates a multi-faceted textual space, in which texts from different cultures, having the German language as a common denominator, enter into dialogue with each other.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Un malinconico nella commedia gottschediana. «Der Hypochondrist» di Theodor Johann Quistorp 2022-10-31T16:48:55+00:00 Maurizio Pirro <p>Theodor Johann Quistorp was among the regular contributors to Gottsched’s <em>Deutsche Schaubühne</em> (1741-1745). In addition to his published works as a playwright, he tried his hand at writing non-fiction, taking a stand against Baumgarten’s theories, and engaging in a heated debate with Georg Friedrich Meier. Quistorp’s comedies are actually based on a conception of the comic effect that is far removed from Gottschedian rationalism. In his <em>Hypochondrist</em> (1745), melancholy and depression are not represented as evil and morally deviant, but as a physiological expression of human nature, which is to be linked to all other aspects of individual identity.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca Call for Papers 2022-10-31T15:47:55+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia theodisca XXIX (2022) - Call for Papers</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Studia theodisca