Or, Poets, Publishers, and Bluestockings) by the German poet Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
(1797-1848) featured "a fatal bluestocking from the good old days" called "Johanna von Austen.
This paper investigates the grotesque female figures constructed by three German women writers of the early nineteenth century: Dorothea Veit-Schlegel, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
and Caroline de la Motte Fouque.
Protected Self-Revelation: A Study of the Works of Four Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, and Emily Bronte.
The second discusses Johanna and Adele Schopenhauer, Ottilie von Goethe and Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, women who stood, in some way or another, in the Weimar sphere.
There are many allusions and secret homages to such authors as Paul Celan, Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Scheerbart, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, and Franz Kafka, whose prose texts such as "Die Judenbuche" or "Ein Landarzt" inspire the narrator to tell them anew.
Beyond three poetry collections (Primitien , Sturm und Stern , and Das bunte Band ), she translated Maria Bashkirtseff: Tagebuchblatter und Briefwechsel mit Guy de Maupassant (1906) from the French, edited a collection of poetry by Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
(1907), and published works by the Ukrainian author, Taras Schewtschenko (1911/12).
The title may be an allusion to a poem by Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, 'An ***' or 'O frage nicht was mich so tief bewegt'.
Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, who might have been included in graduate training of that era: Clara Zetkin, Else Lasker-Schuler, German-American women writers, Anna Luise Karsch, Regina Ullmann, Bettina von Arnim (four dissertations between 1982 and 1986), Malwida von Meysenbug, Louise von Francois (two dissertations, 1983 and 1985), Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer, Christa Wolf, Anna Seghers.
The diversity is illustrated in contributions on Luise Gottsched, Catherine the Great, Elise Burger, Charlotte von Stein, Caroline von Wolzogen, Karoline von Gunderrode, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Else Lasker-Schuler, Ingeborg Drewitz, Ingeborg Bachmann, Gerlind Reinshagen, Elfriede Jelinek, Ginka Steinwachs, Ria Endres and Kerstin Specht.
Her analysis is therefore set against the construction and canonization of a literary tradition that included only a few "exceptional" cases of women authors, such as, for the early 19th century, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
, and, for the later period, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
The remaining essays in the collection are by Brian Keith Smith on Friederike Brun and Marion Gibbs on Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
Brun (1765-1835), chiefly known for the poem 'Ich denke dein', is of major cultural significance.
2) Whether or not this assertion is valid in general, it is certainly true for the life and works of Annette von Droste-Hulshoff