'[D]as Innere des Menschen aufklär[en]": Poetry as psychology in Moritz's Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde

Dickson, S. (2015) '[D]as Innere des Menschen aufklär[en]": Poetry as psychology in Moritz's Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde. Publications of the English Goethe Society, 84(1), pp. 18-29. (doi: 10.1179/0959368314Z.00000000045)

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Abstract

Poetry and psychology both aim to cast light on the inner life of man, and in the period of the Enlightenment this formed the basis for narrative theory (Friedrich von Blankenburg, Versuch über den Roman) and practice (Karl Philipp Moritz, Anton Reiser). In his journal Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde, however, Moritz presents psychological insights in short prose form that call into question the premises of both of the above through the kind of narrative instability that was to become a defining element of the Novelle genre in the nineteenth century.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dickson, Professor Sheila
Authors: Dickson, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German
Journal Name:Publications of the English Goethe Society
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:0959-3683
ISSN (Online):1749-6284

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