Narratives of Exploration and Discovery

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Wolfgang Klooss (Ed.)

Narratives of Exploration and Discovery. Essays in Honour of Konrad Gross

ISBN 978-3-88476-762-7, ISBN 3-88476-762-3, 256 S., kt., € 24,50 (2005)


Wolfgang Klooss (Trier): Prologue, or: An Intertextual Discovery of K. G.'s World

I. Approach towards Land and Territory: Discourses of Law, Continent and Nation

Brigitte Fleischmann (Kiel): "I thought it my duty to risk myself for you." (8403): The Lousiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson, and the Law

Hans Hauge (Aarhus): From Empire to Nation to Empire Again: George Grant and Michael Ignatieff

II. Discoveries, Explorations and the (De-)construction of Heroic Myths

Christoph Reinfandt (Tübingen): The North and Beyond: Modern Myths of Exploration, Discovery Transgression in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials-Trilogy

Paul Goetsch (Freiburg): Samuel Hearne's Problems as 'Embedded' Traveller

Kurt Müller (Jena): Discovering the Nature of Evil on the American Frontier: The Deconstruction of the Western Myth in E. L. Doctorow's Welcome to Hard Times

Holger Kersten (Magdeburg): The Erosion of the Ideal of the Heroic Explorer: Jack London's The Cruise of the Snark

III. Narratives of Place and Region

Laurie Ricou (Vancouver): Salal and the Intelligence of Place

Norbert H. Platz (Trier): Exploring Landscape in Anglo-Canadian Poetry During the Second Half of the 20th Century

Tamara Pianos (Hannover): Exploring Western Canada and Making It Real: Aritha van Herk's Mavericks - An Incorrigible History of Alberta

Petra Wittke-Rüdiger (Bad Segeberg): "Nordism": Southern-Canadian Conceptions of the North and their Reversal in "post-nordistic" Literature by Canadian Women Writers

IV. Representations of the Indigene in Art and Craft

Franz Obermeier (Kiel): Canadian Inuit in 16th Century European Illustrations

Gisela Sigrist (Freiburg): Sedna's Magic Comb: A Finding in a German Museum

V. Transgressing (Literary) Boundaries

Anna-M. Horatschek (Kiel): From Parasite to Parricide: Transatlantic Shakespeare in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres (1991)

Albert-Reiner Glaap (Düsseldorf): A Novel Turned Stage Play: The Edible Woman by Dave Carley

Hartmut Lutz (Greifswald): Identity as Interface: Fact and Fiction in the Autobiographical Writings of Howard Adams (1921-2001)


Aritha van Herk (Calgary): Epiologue, or: 'Prove Yourself a Fidler': Instructions on Surveying and Surviving to Konrad Gross