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    To Gaze or Not to Gaze: The Nineteenth-century Der arme Heinrich from Volksbuch to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Miracle Rhyme’1

    Boyle, Mary (2019) To Gaze or Not to Gaze: The Nineteenth-century Der arme Heinrich from Volksbuch to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Miracle Rhyme’1. Modern Language Review, 1114 (2). pp. 181-211. ISSN 0026-7937

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    Hartmann von Aue’s twelfth-century Der arme Heinrich was the subject of a nineteenthcentury Volksbuch tradition inspired by the nationally focused medievalism of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The Volksbücher adaptations published by Gustav Schwab, Karl Simrock, and Gotthard Oswald Marbach responded to and criticized one another through text and image, focusing their activity on the figure of a naked teenager, watched covertly by her future husband. In 1846, Dante Gabriel Rossetti translated Marbach’s text into English. This article examines how the same gender politics which were employed for nationalist purposes in a German setting become an end in themselves in English translation

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published article, which is available at Mary Boyle. “To Gaze or Not to Gaze: The Nineteenth-Century Der Arme Heinrich from Volksbuch to Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ‘Miracle Rhyme.’” The Modern Language Review, vol. 114, no. 2, 2019, pp. 181–211. JSTOR, Accessed 24 July 2020.
    Keywords: Poetry; Translated works; Nationalism; Women; Morality; Innocence; Images; Medieval poetry; Femininity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 13212
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    Depositing User: Mary Boyle
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 09:25
    Journal or Publication Title: Modern Language Review
    Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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