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Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich

Works: 316 works in 1,081 publications in 11 languages and 17,664 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Redactor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, wpr, Restager , Translator
Classifications: PT91, 830.9
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Most widely held works by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
A new history of German literature( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A New History of German Literature' offers some 200 essays on events in German literary history
In praise of athletic beauty by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the hundreds of millions we show up, stand in line, turn on, and tune in to watch, mesmerized, as athletes perform. And yet this experience, so widely craved and intensely felt, we commonly dismiss as "only a game." The vicarious thrill, anxiety release, competitive spirit: in place of these traditional answers to the mystery of sports' allure, Gumbrecht proposes a more powerful and provocative alternative. The fascination with watching sports, he argues, is probably the most popular and potent contemporary form of aesthetic experience. In exploring this idea, Gumbrecht develops a reflection on the pleasures of sports spectatorship and the nature of athletic beauty."--Jacket
Production of presence : what meaning cannot convey by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Production of Presence' presents the thinking of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, one of the most consistently original literary critics of the 20th century. The text offers a personalized account of some of the central theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past 30 years
Cultural authority in Golden Age Spain( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1926 : living at the edge of time by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping Benjamin : the work of art in the digital age( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication in 1936, Walter Benjamin's "Artwork" essay has become a canonical text about the status and place of the fine arts in modern mass culture. Benjamin was especially concerned with the ability of new technologies--notably film, sound recording, and photography--to reproduce works of art in great number. Benjamin could not have foreseen the explosion of imagery and media that has occurred during the past fifty years. Does Benjamin's famous essay still speak to this new situation? That is the question posed by the editors of this book to a wide range of leading scholars and thinkers across a spectrum of disciplines in the humanities. The essays gathered here do not hazard a univocal reply to that question; rather they offer a rich, wide-ranging critique of Benjamin's position that refracts and reflects contemporary thinking about the ethical, political, and aesthetic implications of life in the digital age."--Publisher
Making sense in life and literature by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The translation of these essays by Gumbrecht on literary theory and history marks the appearance in English of one of Europe's most learned, productive, and inventive scholars. Their range is extraordinary. They show that Gumbrecht is not only a sophisticated theorist and historian of literature, but a master practitioner of cultural studies."--Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz
Materialities of communication( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is life? : the intellectual pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powers of philology : dynamics of textual scholarship by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philology - the discovery, editing, and presentation of historical texts - was once a firmly established discipline that formed the core study for students across a wide range of linguistic and literary fields. Although philology departments are steadily disappearing from contemporary educational establishments, in this book Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht demonstrates that the problems, standards, and methods of philology remain as vital as ever."--Jacket
Experiments, models, paper tools : cultures of organic chemistry in the nineteenth century by Ursula Klein( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atmosphere, mood, Stimmung : on a hidden potential of literature by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the various atmospheres or moods that the reading of literary works can trigger? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has long argued that the function of literature is not so much to describe, or to re-present, as to make present. Here, he goes one step further, exploring the substance and reality of language as a material component of the world--impalpable hints, tones, and airs that, as much as they may be elusive, are no less matters of actual fact ... Conveying personal encounters with poetry, song, painting, and the novel, this book thus gestures toward the intangible and in the process, constitutes a bold defense of the subjective experience of the arts."--Page 4 of cover
Sozialgeschichte der Aufklärung in Frankreich : 12 Original-Beiträge( Book )

33 editions published in 1981 in German and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streams of cultural capital : transnational cultural studies( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology examines the questions arising from the transpositions and recontextualizations of cultural objects across and between national borders: How is culture recognized, reconfigured, disseminated, appropriated, and practiced? How is cultural hegemony refused, diffused, absorbed, reproduced, and reconfigured, given the particularities of its interpolation into multiple contexts and under different pretexts by various agents? How is the materiality of culture correlated (or not) with the materiality of the economic? And how are these questions complicated by the fact that radically new technologies and modes of production have made the mass (and often illegal) (re) production and circulation of cultural objects less and less controllable and predictable and their points of origin more and more difficult to discern? Transnational movements of cultural objects challenge the notion of a simply produced, disseminated, absorbed, and practiced universal culture that is often understood solely as an amplified single-nation model. Instead, the essays in this book focus on uneven flows of culture, multidirectional currents of cultural objects, the relative value of these objects determined by the specificity of each transaction, and, perhaps most important, the indeterminate, syncretic nature of culture as capital even as its investment evinces the desire for a particular positionality
Généralités( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stil : Geschichten und Funktionen eines kulturwissenschaftlichen Diskurselements( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epochenschwellen und Epochenstrukturen im Diskurs der Literatur- und Sprachhistorie( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our broad present : time and contemporary culture by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a?historicist" viewpoint, a notion of time articulated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the actual construction of time in which we live in today, which shapes our perceptions, experiences, and actions, is no longer historicist. Without fully realizing it, we now inhabit a new
The truth of the technological world : essays on the genealogy of presence by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011) combined the study of literature, cinema, technology, and philosophy in a manner sufficiently novel to be recognized as a new field of academic endeavor in his native Germany. ""Media studies, "" as Kittler conceived it, meant reflecting on how books operate as films, poetry as computer science, and music as military equipment. This volume collects writings from all stages of the author's prolific career. Exemplary essays illustrate how matters of form and inscription make heterogeneous source material (e.g., literary classics and computer design) interchangeable o
After 1945 : latency as origin of the present by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 1945 combines world-historical analysis and personal memory. It offers insightful reflections on authors like Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan, detailed exegesis of Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre, and surprising analysis of cultural phenomena ranging from Edith Piaf to the Kinsey Report
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A new history of German literature
Alternative Names
Gumbrecht, H. U.

Gumbrecht, Hans U.

Gumbrecht, Hans-U. 1948-

Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich

Gumbrecht, Hans-Ulrich 1948-

Gumbrecht, Johannes

Gumbrecht, Sepp

Gumbrecht-Stierle-Warning, ... 1948-

Gumubulaixite, Hansi-Wuerlixi 1948-

Han si Wu er li xi Gu mu bu lai xi te 1948-

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Amerikaans auteur

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht deutsch-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht German-born American literary theorist

Hansi-Wuerlixi-Gumubulaixite 1948-

Гумбрехт, Ханс-Ульрих

굼브레히트, 한스 U

굼브레히트, 한스 울리히

グンブレヒト, ハンス・ウルリッヒ

In praise of athletic beautyProduction of presence : what meaning cannot conveyCultural authority in Golden Age SpainIn 1926 : living at the edge of timeMapping Benjamin : the work of art in the digital ageMaterialities of communicationWhat is life? : the intellectual pertinence of Erwin SchrödingerThe powers of philology : dynamics of textual scholarship