Project

“A socio-literary rebirth of classical tragedy after Nietzsche”. A poetical receptionstudy of the social integration of a ‘classical’ tragic condition in German literary and dramatic texts at the beginning of the 20th-century.

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
reception tragedy/the tragic societycriticism Nietzsche
 
Project description

This project aims to investigate the reception of the material, language- and formstructures of classical tragedy in the dramatic poetical works of the German author Paul Ernst (1866-1933). As a reaction on the contemporary society and inspired by Nietzsche, he engaged his works to create an artistic and social ‘renaissance’ of a ‘tragic condition’.