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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter May 27, 2016

Wer hat Angst vor »Trivialliteratur«? Eugenie Marlitts ruhige Revolution

Elke Liebs
From the journal Feministische Studien


Following Susanne Clark’s idea of restoring the sentimental to the history of literary modernity, my article investigates the work of the German writer Eugenie Marlitt as part of the modern tradition. Under the cover of the conventional discourse of so-called »trivial literature« (Trivialliteratur) Marlitt turns her female characters into representations of a new feminine ethic and aesthetic. Thus she combines the revolutionary and the reactionary in order to overcome gendered role models, bridging the gap between the »popular« and the »elite«, between emotional culture and rational self-confidence.

Online erschienen: 2016-5-27
Erschienen im Druck: 2004-11-1

© 2004 by Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart

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