German Through English Eyes

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447101486
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German Through English Eyes. McLelland's pioneering study charts the history of foreign language learning and teaching in the UK over five centuries (1500-2000), taking German as her case study. From the first grammar of German for English speakers, published in 1680, McLelland traces the growth in interest in German for travel and trade, and its rapid increase in prestige in the eighteenth century as a language of literary merit, before German became established in schools and universities from the second quarter of the nineteenth century onwards. Taking hundreds of textbooks as her primary sources, as well as the pronouncements of teachers, examiners and policy-makers, McLelland considers the changing reasons for teaching and learning German, and the consequent changes in teaching methods (including the influence of the Reform Movement around 1900, innovations such as language laboratories, and, more recently, the communicative approach). She analyses changes in how the German language was presented, including advances in how the sound system and word order were described. Finally, and crucially, she considers how German culture and history have been represented to English-speaking learners, particularly over the past hundred years, a century of troubled Anglo-German cultural relations. A chronological bibliography of several hundred textbooks for the period 1600-2000 will serve as a stimulus for further research.

The Enemy Reviewed

Author: Ariela Halkin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275951016
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The Enemy Reviewed. For a brief period between the two World Wars, a flood of German books in translation threatened to engulf the British book market. In this work, reviewers in the popular press are shown to have harboured a deep ambivalence towards an alien German culture.

German Influence On English Education

Author: W. H. G. Armytage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415668395
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German Influence On English Education. This book traces the impact of German educationists, such as Froebel and Herbart, on practice in Britain while stressing the important and lasting influence of German scientists, technologists, philosophers, sociologists and historians on our educational system. This record of interplay between the two countries shows not only the influence of German innovations but also the effect on British education of the many German émigrés in the last two hundred years.

German Literature Through Nazi Eyes Rle Responding To Fascism

Author: G H Atkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136960368
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German Literature Through Nazi Eyes Rle Responding To Fascism . The influence of Nazism on German culture was a key concern for many Anglo-American writers, who struggled to reconcile the many contributions of Germany to European civilization, with the barbarity of the new regime. In German Literature Through Nazi Eyes, H.G. Atkins gives an account of how the Nazis undertook a re-evaluation of German literature, making it sub-ordinate to their own interests. All reference to Jewish writers and influence was virtually eliminated, and key writers such as Goethe and Lessing were re-interpreted. What was left was a military history that was avowedly militant and propagandist.

World War Ii Through The Eyes Of A German Child

Author: Reinhold Pflugfelder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465344908
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World War Ii Through The Eyes Of A German Child. In this memoir, the author intersperses his own WW II experiences as a young boy in Germany with the story of the war’s history— on both Eastern and Western battle fronts. Young Reinhold, born in 1937, was raised in Gottwollshausen, a small village in southern Germany, during the course of this war. After the Nazis drafted his father into the German army and sent him to the Russian front, Reinhold and his family—mother and two older brothers—experience the terror of Hitler and his Nazi regime, along with day and night air raids and bombings, followed by artillery attacks by the advancing Allied troops. In lieu of a normal, carefree childhood, Reinhold experiences the angst of a raging war right at his doorstep. Reinhold’s father survives the hardships of the war in Russia for three years, only to meet with a tragic end in the last week of the war. This memoir highlights the brutal and sadistic practices of Hitler and his Nazis.

English Modernism National Identity And The Germans 1890 1950

Author: Petra Rau
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754696952
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English Modernism National Identity And The Germans 1890 1950. "This is the first systematic study to trace the way representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature from 1890 to 1950 contributed to the development of English identity. Petra Rau examines the shift in attitudes towards Germany and Germans, from suspicious competitiveness in the late Victorian period to the aggressive hostility of the First World War and the curious inconsistencies of the 1930s and 1940s. These shifts were no simple response to political change but the result of an anxious negotiation of modernity in which specific aspects of Englishness were projected onto representations of Germans and Germany in English literature and culture. While this incisive argument clarifies and deepens our understanding of cultural and national politics in the first half of the twentieth century, it also complicates current debates surrounding race and 'otherness' in cultural studies. Authors discussed include major figures such as Conrad, Woolf, Lawrence, Ford, Forster and Bowen, as well as popular or less familiar writers such as Saki, Graham Greene, and Stevie Smith. Accessibly written and convincingly argued, Rau's study will not only be an important book for scholars but will serve as a valuable guide to undergraduates working in modernism, literary history, and European cultural relations."--Publisher's description.

Under English Eyes

Author: Jopi Nyman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042015722
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Under English Eyes. British fictions of the early twentieth century appear obsessed with Europe. Various texts from E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence to Bram Stoker and the period's travel writing explore European spaces, constructing the European as an Other threatening the position of the English. What they constantly repeat is England's difference and the secondary role of European spaces, whose representation resembles that of colonial lands. By reading selected texts, both canonized and popular, published between 1894 and 1916, this study argues that this xenophobic construction is a sign of the pervading presence of concerns related to the maintenance of English national identity, Englishness, allegedly threatened by the European Other. By drawing on current postcolonial theory, the case studies in the volume show that the discourse on the Other produced in British writings on Europe contributes more than has been understood to the making and promoting of Englishness. The authors studied include D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Anthony Hope, Arnold Bennett, Mrs Alec Tweedie, Erskine Childers, and Joseph Conrad. The study will renew our understanding of the role of Europe in the period's cultural imagination, showing that the identities of the English are formed in encounters with different internal and external Others.

Early History Of The Southwest Through The Eyes Of German Speaking Jesuit Missionaries

Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739177842
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Early History Of The Southwest Through The Eyes Of German Speaking Jesuit Missionaries. This book provides unique and lively, authentic, and source-based insights into the history, culture, geography, fauna, flora, geology, climate, and politics of eighteenth-century Sonora/Arizona, drawing from the fascinating first-hand accounts written by German speaking Jesuit missionaries. Transcultural experiences of extraordinary kinds dominate those accounts which allow us to understand the difficult, problematic, sometimes hostile, but then also productive and fruitful contacts, interactions, and dealings between the European missionaries and the native population.