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  • 1.
    Alstermark, Helny
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Das Arzneibuch des Johan van Segen1977Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Andersson, Bo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    "Du solst wissen es ist aus keinem stein gesogen": Studien zu Jacob Böhmes Aurora oder Morgen Röte im auffgang1986Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Auer, Elisabeth
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    "Selbstmord begehen zu wollen ist wie ein Gedicht zu schreiben": eine psychoanalytische Studie zu Goethes Briefroman "Die Leiden des jungen Werther"1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is an interpretation of Goethe´s epistolary novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther" ("The Sorrows of Young Werther") from the perspective of psychoanalysis, in particular object relations theory (ORT). On the one hand, it attempts to investigate which fantasies, conflicts and emotions in the text are treated and manipulated by the author. On the other hand, it tries to establish how these fantasies, conflicts and emotions, particularly the latent sense of the text, can be recognized, manifested and interpreted by the reader. In this effort, a number of methods are used, including both traditional text analysis and psychoanalytic methods adapted to the study of literature - above all counter-transference analysis. These methods are combined principally with psychoanalytical object relations theory, especially Donald Woods Winnicotts concept of the transitional object, in order to examine and explain subjectivity as an instrument of perception in psychoanalytical textual interpretation. With the same goal in mind, certain aspects of the author's life are explored. An overview of psychoanalysis as applied to literature, as well as an introduction to various psychoanalytical theories (such as narcissism, borderline and suicide theories), are presented for the benefit of readers without a basic knowledge of psychoanalysis.

    The main part of the study focuses on the interpretation of the novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther", in particular on the interpretation of the character of Werther. By means of counter-transference it is established that the search for a self-identity and the longing for a mother are created in the literary imagination of the author and together form the central fantasy of the text. The intense preoccupation with object relations and transitional phenomena in the text proves that its underlying structure is predicated on the dialectic of rigid boundaries and limitless emotions. Against the backdrop of a growing proximity-distance conflict in the text, the author's unconscious vision of coalescence can be shown to exist in the humiliation and separation experienced by the character of Werther. Finally, the point is made that at the end of "Die Leiden des jungen Werther" this vision of coalescence in the literary imagination of the author is fulfilled in the fictitious hereafter of the text.

  • 4.
    Behrens, Ragni
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Zur Bedeutung des Vergleichs in Eichendorffs Erzählwerk: "...ihm war, als spiegelte sich wunderbar sein Leben wie ein Traum noch einmal wieder"2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present dissertation investigates similes and their importance in Eichendorff’s narrative work. The sources of the investigation consist of seven of Eichendorff’s narratives. Their 734 similes make up the corpus, which is presented in its entirety in the appendix. The context of the similes is partly included as well.

    Initially, I define the concept of “simile” more precisely, partly distancing myself from the definitions found in classical dictionaries of literary terms. After this, I describe my procedure for analysis in detail. This turned out to be necessary, since there was no similar study to be found on this topic in the extensive literature on Eichendorff. The search for models of types of similes brought me back to antique rhetoric as well as to Middle High German epic poems. In the first analysis, the types of similes occurring in the corpus are presented. The syntactic structures of image receivers and image givers are used as criteria. Four structures of similes occurred: a) classical similes and b) similes with image givers, which represent adverbial clauses and c) as / as if – clauses or are d) subject-related. The frequency and the development of frequency of types of similes are presented as well.

    In the second step of the thesis, I investigate whether similes tend to depict conditions/qualities or procedures/actions. It turned out that similes reflecting conditions/qualities, i.e. epic similes, dominated strongly. The high number of similes could possibly be explained by the functions carried out by epic similes in narrative texts.

    In the third part, I concern myself with the question whether the similes of the corpus are imaginative representations only and what kind of sensorial perceptions they express. Admittedly, the dominating percentage of the similes proved to be images, but more than fifteen per cent consist of sounds and other sensorial perceptions. Furthermore, imaginative similes, but also sounding similes express motion, so that they illustrate pictures in motion and sounding motion respectively. These come close to synaesthesia, whereas only five similes illustrate „pure“ synaesthesia. In contrast, subject-related similes are perceptions of different sensations and feelings, illustrating the inner life of a character not shared by any other character.

    Finally, the semantic content of the similes is investigated in order to determine the metamorphosis, i.e. the trope transfer from proprium to improprium. It turned out that only the classical simile originating in antique rhetoric is suitable for a semantic analysis. Above all, there is great variation in the trope transfer. The metamorphosis human beingnature dominates strongly, which makes the narrative text appear as a palimpsest, in which yet another world glimmer in front of the human being behind every character. However, the many trope transfers that convey realityunreality could be interpreted as transitions and as a “magical code” of Eichendorff.

    Furthermore, the semantic analysis uncovers content and motives of classical similes. It becomes clear that pre-constructed – and only pre-constructed - content is imitated here. Consequently, it can be asserted that Eichendorff’s great number of similes constitute or at least contribute to the formulaic manner (according to Kohlschmidt) and the intertextuality (according to Nienhaus) in Eichendorff’s narrative work.

    Above all, the subject-related simile type turns out to be a typical representative of Romanticism because of its subjectivism. Together with its preformed semantic content, it constitutes the “romantic formula” of Eichendorff’s work.

  • 5.
    Berendsohn, Walter A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Die künstlerische Entwicklung Heines im Buch der Lieder: Struktur- und Stilstudien1970Book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Berglund, Gisela
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Deutsche Opposition gegen Hitler in Presse und Roman des Exils: eine Darstellung und ein Vergleich mit der historischen Wirklichkeit1972Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Biedermann, Edelgard
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, German.
    Erzählen als Kriegskunst: die Waffen nieder! von Bertha von Suttner : Studien zu Umfeld und Erzählstrukturen des Textes1995Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Björn, Gösta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Deutsche Literatur in den Deutschbüchern des schwedischen Gymnasiums 1905-19701979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Brembs, Gunhild
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    Dialektelemente in deutscher und schwedischer Literatur und ihre Übersetzung: von Schelch zu eka, von ilsnedu zu bösartig2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigates the translation of dialectal elements in literary texts from the German and Swedish linguistical and cultural areas. Translation theory generally advises against the translation of dialectal elements in standard language texts thereby implicitly questioning their creative and communicative function. The aim of the study is to investigate to what extent the dialectal elements in the source text are translated by corresponding dialectal elements in the target text thereby promoting a "cultural transfer" or whether a translation method based on translation theory is used.

    The linguistic material from the novels Die Räuberbande by the German author Leonhard Frank, Tjärdalen by the Swedish author Sara Lidman and Kapten Nemos bibliotek by the Swedish author Per Olov Enquist is microanalyzed. In doing so, the phonetical-phonological, morphological and syntactical dialectal features in the three source texts are treated methodically and are exemplarily and systematically presented together with their translation variants in the target language. The study focuses mainly on the translations of dialectal lexicology, which is investigated according to its contrastive function regarding the translations of standard language, thereby examining its adequacy. By including all the dialectal lexemes appearing in the works and their translations empirical dates have been compiled as a result of the translation methods.

    The study´s analyses demonstrate that dialectal elements are mainly translated into standard language, that a large part of dialectisms is paraphrased and that a small part is rendered by spoken language without regional limits. A tendency towards increasing use of dialectal elements through the times can be detected as well as a propensity to adapt the translation to the stylistical preferences in the receiving country. Thus, "cultural transfer" is not promoted.

  • 10.
    Brylla, Charlotta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Die schwedische Rezeption zentraler Begriffe der deutschen Frühromantik: Schlüsselwortanalysen zu den Zeitschriften Athenäum und Phosphoros2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present thesis illustrates the German influence on the Swedish Romantic Movement around 1800 from a linguistic perspective, the method being contrastive analysis of how the central German and Swedish concepts Anschauung/åskådning, Einhildungskraft/inbillningskraft, Phantasie/fantasi, Enthusiasmus/entusiasm, Gemüt/gemyt and Genie/geni/snille are used in the programmatic journals Athenäum (1798-1800) and Phosphoros (1810-1813).

    In what contexts are these concepts used, what are their principal connotations, in what collocations do they appear and what semantic shifts can be established from the material? The major issue concerns the testing of key word criteria elaborated by German scholars, notably the so-called Düsseldorfer Gruppe. The analyses of the German and Swedish texts show that the above-mentioned concepts meet their criteria for key words, the exception being Swedish gemyt, which takes over semantic components from Gemian Gemüt but never achieves key word status.

    The investigation clearly shows that the German concepts in Athenäum had a considerable impact on those of the corresponding Swedish ones in Phosphoros, particularly at a connotative level. The present study provides linguistic evidence for the long-standing claims of literary and historical scholars about the influence of German Romanticism on its Swedish counterpart.

    The most significant quality of the analysed concepts proved to be their metalinguistic capacity of constantly giving rise to comments in actual discourse, explicitly or implicitly. Previous research has demonstrated that key word status is achieved when a new meaning is introduced. This view is corroborated in the analysed contexts, where the concepts either show a new denotative or connotative meaning or comment on an on-going conceptual discussion. A conspicuous feature is that the words at issue here share semantic components to a great extent, all of them being concerned with the creative process. Einbildungskraft, Phantasie and Enthusiasmus can all signify the divine inspiration that Genie is provided with by means of Gemüt and Anschauung. As a consequence, the investigated concepts tend to appear in clusters, illustrating their programmatic function as key words representing the ideas of the Romantic Movement.

  • 11.
    Clason, Synnöve
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Der andere Blick: Studien zur deutschsprachigen Literatur der 70er Jahre1988Book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Clason, Synnöve
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Der Faustroman Trobadora Beatriz: zur Goethe-Rezeption Irmtraud Morgners1994Book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Clason, Synnöve
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Die Welt erklären: Geschichte und Fiktion in Lion Feuchtwangers Roman Erfolg1975Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Didon, Sybille
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    Kassandrarufe: Studien zu Vorkrieg und Krieg in Christa Wolfs Erzählungen Kindheitsmuster und Kassandra1992Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Diekmann, Helmut
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    "Erdbebenjahre": von der Volksfrontpolitik bis zum finnisch-sowjetischen Winterkrieg : Aspekte der späten dreissiger Jahre im Spiegel der deutschen Exilpresse und Exilliteratur1994Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Eberan, Barbro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Luther? Friedrich "der Grosse"? Wagner? Nietzsche? ---? ---? Wer war an Hitler schuld?: die Debatte um die Schuldfrage 1945-19491983Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Elmqvist Söderlund, Inga
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
    A Material Turn? The Contexts of Early Modern Material Scientific Heritage2013In: (Re-)Contextualizing Literary and Cultural History: The Representation of the Past in Literary and Material Culture / [ed] Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre, Beate Schirrmacher, Claudia Egerer, Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2013, p. 269-284Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Farhan, Christine R.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, German.
    "Geniestreich", "Lehrstück", "Revolutionsgestammel": ur Rezeption des Dramas "Marat/Sade" von Peter Weiss in der Literaturwissenschaft und auf den Bühnen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik und Schwedens1992Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Finkbeiner, Rita
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Idiomatische Sätze im Deutschen: Syntaktische, semantische und pragmatische Studien und Untersuchung ihrer Produktivität2008Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims at examining in detail the linguistic characteristics of sentential idioms (‘idiomatische Sätze’, IS) in German, e.g. Das kannst du dir an den Hut stecken.; Du hast wohl Tomaten auf den Augen!; Da lachen ja die Hühner!. In theoretically and empirically investigating their syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features and productive potential, it is shown that IS can only be described properly by looking at the interfaces between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and by systematically investigating pattern formation. In this respect, the study goes far beyond traditional phraseological research.

    As a theoretical background, the study refers to research on phraseology, sentence types and sentence mood, linguistic evaluation, morphological productivity, and the frameworks of Construction Grammar and Relevance Theory. Empirical evidence comes from a large corpus of written German, a linguistic experiment on productivity, and introspective data.

    With respect to syntax, the study shows that IS are bound to one or a few different sentence types, varying according to the degree of restriction of their speech act potential. The complex semantics of IS is shown to consist not only of a literal and an idiomatic, but also of a third, mediating representational level. The idiomatic meaning of IS is described as evaluative meaning. Pragmatically, IS are dependent on special contextual environments to obtain a proper interpretation. A context model is developed which makes use of certain categories of evaluation. Moreover, a relevance-theoretic approach is sketched in order to explain which functional advantages IS might have compared to non-idiomatic utterances.

    With respect to productivity, ten different idiomatic patterns of construction are identified and described in detail. It is experimentally demonstrated that these patterns are productive to a greater or lesser degree dependent on their internal syntactic, lexical, semantic and pragmatic features.

  • 20.
    Forssell, Louise
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    „Es ist nicht gut, so ganz allein zu sein...“: Männlichkeiten und Geschlechterbeziehungen in Theodor Storms später Novellistik2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present dissertation examines conceptions of masculinity in the works of Theodor Storm, a representative of German Poetic Realism. It shows how variations of masculinities are arranged, constructed and performed in Storm’s novellas within the bourgeois order of the supposedly 'stable' 19th century.

    The different types of masculinities are viewed and analysed in selected areas, as represented in the following four texts: Schweigen, Der Herr Etatsrat, Ein Doppelgänger and Der Schimmelreiter. Simultaneously, they constitute different research fields within Men's Studies, such as family, body/health, power/violence and also society/"male spaces".

    The main thesis of the dissertation is that Storm expands contemporary 19th-century perceptions of masculinity and femininity by making traditional gender stereotypes converge in his late novellas. The characters only partially match the bourgeois, bipolar gender model, and masculinity should be understood as a variation rather than as an opposition to femininity. Furthermore, the dissertation proposes that Storm should be considered a precursor to literary modernity to a larger extent than has previously been assumed. Therefore, the dissertation focuses on internal differentiation of the hegemonic bourgeois masculinity typical of the 19th century in Storm's works. Here, free spaces are observed between gender identities traditionally conceived as binary. Using Robert Connell's theoretical concept of hegemonic masculinity as a basis, the relationship between inferior, marginalized masculinities and normative ideals is particularly emphasized. Furthermore, the dissertation analyses the depiction of bourgeois self-conflicts in the text, through which Storm exposes the hegemonic stereotype of masculinity.

  • 21.
    Freij, Lars W.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Türlosigkeit: Robert Musils Törless in Mikroanalysen mit Ausblicken auf andere Texte des Dichters1972Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Fritz, Axel
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    "Die deutsche Muse und der schwedische Genius": das deutschsprachige Drama auf dem schwedischen Theater1989Book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Gesche, Janina
    Stockholm University.
    Aus zweierlei Perspektiven: zur Rezeption der Danziger Trilogie von Günter Grass in Polen und Schweden in den Jahren 1958-19902003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Grandell, Ulla
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    "Mein Vater, mein Vater, warum hast du mich verlassen?": Männergestalten in deutschsprachiger Frauenliteratur 1973-19821987Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 25. Grote, Michael
    et al.
    Henjum, Kjetil BergIngebrigtsen, EspenPietzuch, Jan PaulPietzuch, AnjaSchirrmacher, BeateStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Perspektiven: Das IX. Nordisch-Baltische Germanistentreffen in Os/Bergen, 14.-16. Juni 20122013Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Der Band versammelt ausgewählte Beiträge des IX.Nordisch-Baltischen Germanistentreffens, das vom14. bis 16. Juni 2012 im Konferenzhotel Solstrandin Os, ca. 30 Kilometer südlich von Bergen amBjørnafjord gelegen, stattfand. 19 Jahre nach demdritten Treffen des Nordischen Germanistenverbandesin Oslo 1993 lud der seit 2002 auch die baltischenGermanistiken repräsentierende Nordisch-BaltischeGermanistenverband mit dem NBGT 2012 zum zweitenMal nach Norwegen ein. Die Dokumentation bildetdie thematische Struktur der Konferenz ab und zeigtin vier Sektionen mit jeweils literatur-, sprach-, lehr-/lern- und kulturwissenschaftlichem Schwerpunkt diethematische, methodische und theoretische Vielfaltder nordisch-baltischen Germanistik auf.

  • 26.
    Hammarberg, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Studien zur Phonologie des Zweitsprachenerwerbs1988Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Happ, Jürgen
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    Arnold Zweig, "Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa": Probleme des Aufbaus mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Entwicklung der Grischagestalt1974Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Heß, Cordelia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Serving the Mighty: Schemes of Social Distinction in Catechetical and Penitential Literature for Lay People in the 15th century2013In: (Re-)Contextualizing Literary and Cultural History: The Representation of the Past in Literary and Material Culture / [ed] Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre, Beate Schirrmacher, Claudia Egerer, Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2013, p. 169-188Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Hron-Öberg, Irina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, German.
    Nahewohnen. Figuren der Nachbarschaft bei Kafka und Rilke2013In: Perspektiven: Das IX. Nordisch-Baltische Germanistentreffen in Os/Bergen, 14.–16. Juni 2012 / [ed] Michael Grote/Kjetil Berg Henjum/Espen Ingebrigtsen/Jan Paul Pietzuch, Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2013, p. 143-155Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Vorliegender Artikel widmet sich der literarisch höchst produktiven Nahtstelle zwischen privatem Wohnen und öffentlichem Werken und Wirken in zwei Prosatexten von Kafka und Rilke: Ausgehend von Kafkas schmaler Nachbar-Erzählung entpuppt sich die (Denk-)Figur des Nachbarn als vielschichtige Mittlerfigur zwischen aneinandergrenzenden Räumen – insbesondere zwischen zeichenhaft eingerichteten Nachbarwohnungen. Die Verstörung, die von jenem unheimlichen ‚Wesen des Wohnens‛ ausgeht, wird in Kafkas Text anhand eines raffinierten Spiels mit Zahlen und Verdoppelungen gestaltet. Auch in Rilkes Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge wandelt sich die Gestalt des Nahewohners zunächst zum biblischen Nächsten, bevor sie sukzessive in eine subtile Spielart des parasitären Störenfrieds umschlägt. Dieser erweist sich nicht bloß als Erreger (des privaten Ärgernisses), der das Gleichgewicht von wohnen und arbeiten aufs Empfindlichste beeinträchtigt, sondern gleichermaßen auch als wirksames Störmoment in der Textur der literarischen Texte.

  • 30.
    Inghult, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Die semantische Struktur desubstantivischer Bildungen auf -mässig: eine synchronisch-diachronische Studie1975Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Inghult, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Neue Anglizismen im Deutschen und Schwedischen 1945-1989: Transferenz und Integration aus konstrativer Sicht2002Book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Isaksson Biehl, Elsa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    Norderneyer Protokolle: Beobachtungen zu einer niederdeutschen Mundart im Rückgang1996Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Jacobaeus, Margaritha
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    "Zum lesen empfohlen": Lesarten zu Christine Brückners Poenichen-Trilogie : eine rezeptionsästhetische Studie1995Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Jobin, Bettina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of German.
    Genus im Wandel: Studien zu Genus und Animatizität anhand von Personenbezeichnungen im heutigen Deutsch mit Kontrastierungen zum Schwedischen2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates, theoretically and empirically, the role of animacy in the development of gender systems. The theoretical background is a grammaticalisation approach to language change. Concerning gender, this presupposes that classifications begin as semantic distinctions in the realm of animacy with flexible, contextually based agreement between the gender-marking elements. This kind of gender is called contextual gender. In the course of time, these classifications will spread into other areas, they become desemanticized and the agreement relation grammaticalizes into one of government where the inherent gender of the head noun controls the gender of the agreeing elements, irrespective of contextual factors When this leads to a great number of violations of the principles of contextual agreement in the realm of animacy, a new cycle of semantic classification will begin, creating layers of classifications. For German and Swedish two different layers are discerned respectively.

    The empirical starting point of this project was the observation of two opposite developments in the area of female person reference in Germany and Sweden. As a consequence of feminist critique of language, mainly targeted at the use of socalled masculine generics, in Germany the use of female gender-specific nouns increased substantially, the major means being female derivation with –in, so-called motion. Although similar means for female derivation exist in Swedish, i.e. -inna and -ska, the number of derivations used is decreasing.

    In order to isolate socio-cultural and historical facts from language-internal mechanisms behind the diverging tendencies, a historical sketch of the development of equal rights, of language criticism and of the development of the female suffixes is drawn for the respective countries. It is obvious, that the German strategy to achieve gender-fair language use is established by making women visible by means of motion, while in Sweden the use of gender-neutral forms for a long period of time has been regarded as a sign of equality. This ‘neutral’ use of former masculine and male-specific forms has been made possible by the merging of the two nominal genders masculine and feminine into uter (Sw. utrum).

    A contrastive study of comparable German and Swedish newspaper texts shows that the lack of motion in Swedish is partly compensated by composition and attribution with gender-specific lexemes. Still, the 64% gender-specific noun phrases in Swedish cannot compare with the 95% in German. But the use of gender-specific forms for well over half of the person references calls into doubt the general opinion shared by most Swedes that Swedish has a gender-neutral person reference system. Linguistic asymmetry persists as long as gender-specification is restricted to one half of the gendered population, whatever the means for specification.

    The almost exclusive use of gender-specific forms in German is seen as indicative of a grammaticalisation process. Haspelmaths invisible hand explanation of grammaticalisation is used to show how the development of -in in German fulfils just about every requirement on a grammaticalisation process – language-external as well as -internal – while -inna and -ska neither are promoted sufficiently by the speech community nor does there exist a paradigm that could accommodate them. In contrast to Swedish, where the suffixes remain strictly derivational, it is demonstrated that -in is turning into an inflectional marker. The German gender sub-system for person reference is developing into a semantically based system with genderflexible person denominations.

    A study of the pronouns agreeing with non-personal-agents in a parallel corpus of EU-documents shows that other aspects than purely referential or formal ones impinge on the choice of agreement forms. Non-personal-agents in certain contexts expose both agency and intentionality, which turns them into suitable agreement partners for animate pronouns. In Swedish, all animate pronouns are sexed, leaving a “Leerstelle” for these inanimate but agentive and intentional referents. In German, this problem is covered by the polysemy of the personal pronouns. Non-personal-agents are shown to be one possiblesource for the spreading of a linguistic innovation from the realm of animacy into inanimate contexts via semantic and thematic roles that share important features with animates proper.

    The last study makes use of different types of German monolingual corpora in order to investigate the agreement between inanimate nouns with female inherent gender – from non-personal-agents and abstracts to concrete nouns – and agent nouns which can potentially expose agreement by female derivation. Although the results are rather heterogeneous, they allow the formulation of the hypothesis that agreement is more likely to occur with nouns for which a metaphorical bridge to stereotypical conceptions of femininity can be constructed and that key collocations with high frequency such as die Kirche als Trägerin or die DNA als Trägerin der Erbinformation contribute significantly to the spread of the agreement pattern.

  • 35.
    Johansson, Nina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    ". . . die grenzen der Witwen wird er feste machen . . .": Konstruktionen von Weiblichkeit im lyrischen und didaktischen Werk der Herzogin Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1510-1558)2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present dissertation examines constructions of femininity in the lyrical and didactical works of Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1510-1558). It shows how this widow ruler and promoter of the reformation transforms and re-interprets contemporary ideas about women and gender according to her own personal interests, and how gender roles are thus negotiated in her texts. In accordance with current theoretical ideas about subjectivity, discourse, and gender, it is shown among other things how Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg uses established genres to further her own personal agenda, and how she manipulates contemporary notions of gender in order to create authority for herself as a political force, as an upholder of Christian virtues, and, most importantly, as a writer. The analysis is based on an understanding of subjectivity as dialogical – as a negotiation with the surrounding culture – and of gender as socially constructed. Using the theories presented by Judith Butler and Joan Wallach Scott as a basis, the study shows how Elisabeth works within the various discourses available to her in order to describe established gender roles in a fashion that challenges prevailing notions of femininity and a woman’s place in society.

    The study focuses on a number of aspects of femininity important in Elisabeth’s texts as well as in the cultural context in which they were written. The textual construction of woman as writer, ruler, preacher, wife, mother, and widow is examined. The dissertation presents not previously acknowledged insights into the ambivalence coloring Elisabeth’s descriptions of women and femininity.

  • 36.
    Kirsch, Frank-Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, German.
    Stille aber ist Mangelware: Deutschland und die Deutschen in schwedischen Schulbüchern für das Fach Deutsch 1970-19951998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Koller, Werner
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Grundprobleme der Übersetzungstheorie: unter besonderer Berücksichtigung schwedisch-deutscher Übersetzungsfälle1972Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Kristensson, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Angloamerikanische Einflüsse in DDR-Zeitungstexten: unter Berücksichtigung semantischer, pragmatischer, gesellschaftlich-ideologischer, entlehnungsprozessualer und quantitativer Aspekte1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Landin, Per
    Stockholm University.
    Von dort nach hier: zum Prozess der Vermittlung und Aufnahme deutschsprachiger Belletristik in Schweden 1980-19881990Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Landén, Barbro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, German.
    Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch in den Griff bekommen2015In: Sendbote zwischen den Kulturen: Gustav Korlén und die germanistische Tradition an der Universität Stockholm / [ed] Charlotta Seiler Brylla, Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre, Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2015, p. 231-242Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Lindgren, Agi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Das Utrechter Arzneibuch: Ms. 1355, 16⁰, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht1977Book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Lindgren, Agi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Die "aquae medicinales" des mittelniederdeutschen Gothaer Arzneibuches1979Book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Lindgren, Agi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Ein Stockholmer mittelniederdeutsches Arzneibuch aus der zweiten Hälfte des 15.Jahrhunderts1967Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Lundgren, Lars-Eric
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Frauengestalten im Frühwerk Heinrich Manns: Interpretationen im Werkzusammenhang1986Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Löwe, Corina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Von Jungen Pionieren und Gangstern: Der Kinder- und Jugendkriminalroman in der DDR2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation examines detective novels for children and young adults written and published in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The aim of the thesis is to study how the genre developed under the conditions of a socialist society. The analysis of the 66 texts included in the corpus is based on a socio-historical approach assuming that dialogical interdependencies between texts and society exist and can be verified. Central to the analytical work with the texts is the thesis that detective novels written for young readers reflect the socio-political development in East-German society. It shows, however, that—because of their strong didactic impetus—the texts did generally not, like detective novels for adults, develop into a forum for socio-critical discussions. In the diachronic development, which extends from the beginning in the Soviet occupation zone to the post-reunification period, it is shown that changing socio-political conditions interact with the texts, which becomes particularly obvious in the changing presentation of the detectives and criminals.

    Studying the texts, the dissertation presents basic research and an overview of the genre. Ten texts from the corpus are subject to a detailed analysis in order to deepen the general insights with examples. This way, different aspects of detective novels for children and young adults in the GDR are emphasized, e.g. the interaction between text and illustration. The embedding of figures in a socialist community produces further motives frequently occurring in the texts such as: the Heimat motive or the anti-fascist society.

    Although the majority of the texts do not go beyond stereotypical representations of characters, criminal cases, and locations—and hence demonstrate the close link between (normative) ideas of society and their literary implementation—the body of texts contains some innovative exceptions in which the social development is questioned and even cautiously criticized.

  • 46.
    Madsen, Bertil
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Auf der Suche nach einer Identität: Studien zu Hubert Fichtes Romantetralogie : Das Waisenhaus, Die Palette, Detlevs Imitationen "Grünspan", Versuch über die Pubertät1990Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Mante, Axel
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Eine niederdeutsche Birgitta-Legende aus der Mitte des XV. Jahrhunderts: (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg, Cod. Convent 10) ;  herausgegeben von Axel Mante1971Book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Mellbourn, Gert
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Germanistische Streifzüge: Festschrift für Gustav Korlén1974Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Metzler Widmark, Cornelia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
    Totalität und Ganzes versus Ausschnitt und Detail: Normbewahrung und Normveränderung im deutschsprachigen roman- und literaturtheoretischen Diskurs der 60er Jahre2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is a thematic-descriptive investigation of the reproduction and transformation of norms in the theoretical discourse on the novel during the 1960s. Primary literature consists of articles and essays published in West German literary and cultural journals 1959-1967.

    The term ‘discourse’ is applied partly in accordance with Busse/Hermanns/Teubert (1994), the term ‘theory of the novel’ chiefly in accordance with Lämmert (ed. 1984). ‘Ideology’ is not used in the sense of ‘false ideology’ but rather as an umbrella term for various types of value-related statements. From this, the theory-of-the-novel discourse is perceived as an aesthetic-ideological discourse, containing statements directed at the contemporary novel which have clear programmatic function and significant thematic width.

    The objective of the investigation is to show that specific comprehensive thematic fields – Werteverlust (breakdown and loss of values), Subjektproblematik (‘problematisation of the concept of the subject’), Sprachproblematik (language related problems) and Realitätszerfall (reality loss, breakdown of the reality concept) – bear discursive significance as regards the discussion of literary norms during the 1960s, and that this discussion realises itself as two aesthetic-ideological discourses competing for interpretative precedence. The major issues are: Which reiterated patterns of argumentation, i.e. norm-related categories, concepts and rhetorical patterns, are used in the discourses for diagnoses and programmatic imperatives? How are the comprehensive thematic fields accentuated? What is treated, postulated or set aside as ‘truth’? How - based on the above – is the novel formulated as a ‘problem’ (‘crisis of the novel’)?

    The investigation confirms that the comprehensive thematic fields are particularly central to the theoretical discussion of literature in the 1960s. This manifests itself as a discursive re-evaluation process which may be characterised as a conflict between an ‘aesthetic-conservative discourse’ and a ‘discourse of change’ (‘Veränderungsdiskurs’) where the right to define and evaluate the novel in terms of literature is at stake. It is in the collision between these two discourses and their largely incompatible concepts of literature that the novel discursively becomes a ‘problem’. The discourses are maintained by specific reiterated patterns of argumentation which in the investigation are subsumed under the following headings: die negative Modernität (negative modernity), das bloß Moderne (phenomena of ‘fashionable character’, simply expressing trends) and das Überzeitliche und das Ganze (the timeless and the totality); respectively die traditionelle, bürgerliche Gesellschaft (traditional bourgeois society), die technisch-sprachliche Realität (technolinguistic reality) and der subjektive, sprachliche Realitätsausschnitt (‘subjective language based slice of reality’). The first group of argumentation patterns is linked to universal, ‘eternal’ and essential categories and inherited norms, ethical-aesthetical educational grounding and a ‘rhetoric of the spirit’ or of ‘mankind’, oriented around a specific reception of German Classicism and Idealism, a downgrading of the present and an upgrading of the past. The other group embraces an incipient constructivism, contextually bound and societal categories and norms as well as implicitly critical programmes of enlightenment, devaluing the past and ‘acknowledging’ rather than criticising the present. In doing so they tend rather to realise a rhetoric of the linguistic and political reality and of more modest programmatic proposals.

  • 50.
    Müssener, Helmut
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities.
    Anti-Kriegsliteratur zwischen den Kriegen (1919-1939) in Deutschland und Schweden1987Book (Other academic)
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