Keywords

Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, Novels, Stage dramas, Romantic literature

Abstract

Photography of the late 1920s generated repercussions in other fields of the arts. It sparked an interdisciplinary interest in critics who balked at viewing the frozen images as merely one moment's reality, and who wanted, instead, to recompose and integrate underlying cultural, literary, or political discourse within the photographic frame. This fertile interdisciplinary backing guaranteed an in-depth interpretative dissection of artistic expression which had not been previously possible. The small photograph, a still visual image, became connected to the larger visual images of stage sets-these, a series of visual, immobile backgrounds which framed the caracters acting within.

Original Publication Citation

"Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers: An Epistolary Novel, Or A Stage Drama in Dis guise?," European Romantic Review, Volume 7, Number 2 (Winter 1997), 134-158.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

European Romantic Review

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

French and Italian

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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