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Charlotte Lennox’ Don Quixote im Reifrocke (1754) und der frühe Roman von Frauen in Deutschland

Damrau, Peter (2012) Charlotte Lennox’ Don Quixote im Reifrocke (1754) und der frühe Roman von Frauen in Deutschland. German Studies Review 35 (2), pp. 227-248. ISSN 0149-7952.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/gsr.2012.0063

Abstract

The reception of 18th-century English female writers in Germany is a neglected area. Therefore, this article aims to rediscover the translations of Charlotte Lennox’s works, and her novel Don Quixote im Reifrocke (1754) in particular. This work was discussed in German literary journals and considered by leading German men of letters such as Lessing, Hamann, and Wieland. Through the disguise of the Don Quixote genre, Lennox challenged the ideal of female passivity at a very early stage and therefore stands at the beginning of a slowly changing identity and role of women in eighteenth-century Germany.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 10:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 10:54
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5153

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