Die Technik im Drama des Expressionismus

Leydecker, Karl (2001) Die Technik im Drama des Expressionismus. In: Titzmann, Michael, ed. Special Issues: Technik als Zeichensystem in Literatur und Medien. Gunter Narr Verlag, Tuebingen pp. 73-81. ISBN 3-8233-9955-1. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This essay summarizes the representation of technology in Expressionist drama in general and the plays of Ernst Toller in particular and takes issue with the critical consensus that it was the First World War which triggered a decisive shift in the depiction of technology in German literature. It concludes that the presentation of technology remains ambivalent, but that around the time of the first World War there is a shift from a vitalistic enthusiasm for technology towards a more sober acceptance of the need to recognize the positive potential of technology, despite all its present negative effects.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Karl Leydecker
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 10:50
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4739 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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