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    Family connections: sentimental 'tableaux' and the figure of the mother in 'Werther' and 'Julie'

    Lewis, Ann (2021) Family connections: sentimental 'tableaux' and the figure of the mother in 'Werther' and 'Julie'. In: Birkbeck Arts Week: Exploring the Family through Comparative Literature, 13 May 2021, Birkbeck College, London, UK (online). (Unpublished)

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    Event synopsis: This event will explore the notion of comparative literature by focusing on the theme of the ‘family’ across cultural contexts, in different epochs and between media. Ann Lewis will approach Goethe’s 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774) through the illustration of its family 'tableaux', teasing out manifold connections with the textual and graphic images of Rousseau’s bestselling 'Julie, ou la Nouvelle Héloïse' (1761). Joanne Leal will explore how Goethe's engagement with Hafiz provides a starting point for Thomas Lehr's examination of father-daughter relationships across an Iraqi-US-German divide in his '9/11 novel September. Fata Morgana'. These texts and images of the family will serve as a springboard for a discussion of what it means to read comparatively.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Arts > Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics (from 2021)
    Research Centres and Institutes: Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, Birkbeck Research in (BRAKC)
    Depositing User: Ann Lewis
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 13:52
    Last Modified: 10 May 2022 13:52


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