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Romantic Irony

Abstract of Ger/Scan Romantic Irony Paper

This paper examines the relationship between German and Danish romantic prose. Based on the commonalities in selected short texts from E.T.A. Hoffmann, H.C. Andersen, and B.S. Ingemann, I argue that there is a shared romantic framework among the texts. Via a broader discussion of romantic irony, with particular reference to Friedrich Schlegel?s notion of romantic irony, I will make clear the intellectual basis for this thesis.

Academic Profile
Kristen M. Jones is a Ph.D. student in German and Scandinavian studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The bulk of her research has focused on late 20th century with particular interest in the emergence of multiculturalism in Scandinavia and Germany as a result of increasing immigration. She has worked extensively on the reception and appropriation of rap in German youth culture. Kristen?s research has recently taken a great leap back into the 19th century with her dissertation topic concerning romanticism and nation building in Germany and Denmark. She holds a B.A. in Germanic Languages and Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota.

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