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Andreas Gailus
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Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2006)
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Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society. Hardcover: 240 pages.

It combines, in a sort of seamless perfection that is really quite rare, delicate textual analysis with an awareness of broader theoretical concerns. It treats figures of staggering importance and it addresses issues of pressing significance to the humanities. Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society. ISBN-13: 978-0801882777.

This book is far too short for the large and complex topics Andreas Gailus engages with so boldly and skillfully. Arnd Bohm Seminar: Journal of Germanic Studies). This book is far too short for the large and complex topics Andreas Gailus engages with so boldly and skillfully.

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Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment . of passions that exceed the self and its pleasure principle.

Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of three major figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist. Andreas Gailus examines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literary reception of the French Revolution, one which finds in the historical occurrence of revolution the expression of a fundamental mechanism of political, conceptual, and aesthetic practice.

Passions of the Sign book. Andreas Gailus examines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literary reception of the French Revolution Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of three major figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist.

Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on. .Andreas Gailus is an associate professor of German at the University of Minnesota. Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society. Библиографические данные.

Baltimore, MD: JohnsHopkins University Press, 2006.

Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution onEnlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of threemajor figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist. Andreas Gailusexamines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literaryreception of the French Revolution, one which finds in the of revolution the expression of a fundamental mechanism ofpolitical, conceptual, and aesthetic practice.

Goethe Yearbook 17. Andreas Gailus, Passions of the Sign  . Gailus's book is aptly published as part of the Parallax series of the Johns Hopkins University Press, which addresses re-visions of culture and society. Andreas Gailus, Passions of the Sign Goethe Yearbook 17. Goethe Yearbook 17. Chapter. Subjects of re-vision, in the double sense of a second look and a transformation of the topics under investigation, for Gailus are the French Revolution and its impact upon the German cultural elite, here represented by the philosopher Kant and the producers of novellas, Goethe and Kleist.

The three texts on which Gailus concentrates are the second Abschnitt of Kant's Der Streit der Fakultäten (whether there is continuing progress in history), Goethe's Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten, and Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas

The three texts on which Gailus concentrates are the second Abschnitt of Kant's Der Streit der Fakultäten (whether there is continuing progress in history), Goethe's Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten, and Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas. The work evidences throughout a maddening obliviousness to previous scholarship, to facts, and to text.

Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of three major figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist. Andreas Gailus examines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literary reception of the French Revolution, one which finds in the historical occurrence of revolution the expression of a fundamental mechanism of political, conceptual, and aesthetic practice.

With a close reading of a critical essay by Kleist, an in-depth discussion of Kant's philosophical writing, and new readings of the novella form as employed by both Goethe and Kleist, Gailus demonstrates how these writers set forth an energetic model of language and subjectivity whose unstable nature reverberates within the very foundations of society. Unfolding in the medium of energetic signs, human activity is shown to be subject to the counter-symbolic force that lies within and beyond it. History is subject to contingency and is understood not as a progressive narrative but as an expanse of revolutionary possibilities; language is subject to the extra-linguistic context of utterance and is conceived primarily not in semantic but in pragmatic terms; and theindividual is subject to impersonal affect and is figured not as the locus of self-determination but as the site of passions that exceed the self and its pleasure principle.

At once a historical and a conceptual study, this volume moves between literature and philosophy, and between textual analysis and theoretical speculation, engaging with recent discussions on the status of sovereignty, the significance of performative language in politics and art, and the presence of the impersonal, even inhuman, within the economy of the self.