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Hohendahl, Peter Uwe

Overview
Works: 108 works in 499 publications in 3 languages and 11,562 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, win, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Peter Uwe Hohendahl
 
Most widely held works by Peter Uwe Hohendahl
The institution of criticism by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Marxist perspective and attempts to define the tasks and responsibilities of criticism in advanced capitalist societies. Hohendahl takes a close look at the social history of literary criticism in Germany since the eighteenth century. Drawing on the tradition of the Frankfurt School and on Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere, Hohendahl sheds light on some of the important political and social forces that shape literature and culture.The Institution of Criticismis made up of seven essays originally published in German and a long theoretical introduction written by the author with English-language readers in mind. This book conveys the rich possibilities of the German perspective for those who employ American and French critical techniques and for students of contemporary critical theory
Building a national literature : the case of Germany, 1830-1870 by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural function, and the notion of a canon of major and minor authors
The fleeting promise of art : Adorno's aesthetic theory revisited by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory is bound to look significantly different today than it would have looked when the book was first published in 1970, or when it first appeared in English translation in the 1980s. This book reexamines Aesthetic Theory along with Adorno's other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today s cultural debates. Is Adorno s aesthetic theory still relevant today? A careful reading of the work exposes different questions and arguments today than it did in the past. Over the years Adorno's concern over the fate of art in a late capitalist society has met with everything from suspicion to indifference. In part this could be explained by relative unfamiliarity with the German dialectical tradition in North America. Today's debate is better informed, more multifaceted, and further removed from the immediate aftermath of the Cold War and of the shadow of postmodernism. Adorno's insistence on the radical autonomy of the artwork has much to offer contemporary discussions of art and the aesthetic in search of new responses to the pervasive effects of a neoliberal art market and culture industry. Focusing specifically on Adorno's engagement with literary works, Hohendahl shows how radically transformative Adorno's ideas have been and how thoroughly they have shaped current discussions in aesthetics
Reappraisals : shifting alignments in postwar critical theory by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances among the participants. Bringing together six essays, as well as new introductory and concluding chapters, Hohendahl interprets and subjects to critical scrutiny many of the central ideas of the Frankfurt School. He first maps the trajectory of neomarxist criticism in Germany to the 1980s. Individual chapters then focus on the work of Georg Lukacs, Theodor W. Adorno, and Jürgen Habermas, and on such issues as the politicization of German criticism after 1965 under the influence of the Frankfurt School
Perspektiven konservativen Denkens : Deutschland und die Vereinigten Staaten nach 1945( )

7 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prismatic thought : Theodor W. Adorno by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prismatic Thought is a brilliant tour of Adorno's work, with special emphasis on his aesthetic writings. Peter Uwe Hohendahl opens with a pair of chapters that considers Adorno's years of exile in the United States during the Second World War and his return in the early 1950s to a West Germany harrowed by its recent Nazi past and responsibility for the Holocaust. He then examines Adorno's writings on literature, language, poetry, philosophy, and mass culture in relation to modern history. Throughout the book, Hohendahl argues that Adorno's work "ultimately resists the desire for systematic order, the search for a grand design that gives meaning to all the individual texts."
A History of German literary criticism, 1730-1980( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatur und Literaturtheorie in der DDR by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in German and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Heine and the occident : multiple identities, multiple receptions( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Bild der bürgerlichen Welt im expressionistischen Drama by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatur der DDR in den siebziger Jahren( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in German and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der deutschen Literaturkritik (1730-1980) by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benn, Wirkung wider Willen; Dokumente zur Wirkungsgeschichte Benns by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in German and Italian and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theory : current state and future prospects( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German studies in the United States : a historical handbook( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on European literature, in honor of Liselotte Dieckmann by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialgeschichte und Wirkungsästhetik : Dokumente z. empir. u. marxist. Rezeptionsforschung by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

19 editions published in 1974 in German and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exil und innere Emigration II; internationale Tagung in St. Louis by St. Louis, 1972 Internationale Tagung( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte, Opposition, Subversion : Studien zur Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturkritik und Öffentlichkeit by Peter Uwe Hohendahl( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prismatic thought : Theodor W. Adorno
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A History of German literary criticism, 1730-1980Heinrich Heine and the occident : multiple identities, multiple receptionsCritical theory : current state and future prospectsGerman studies in the United States : a historical handbook
Alternative Names
Hohendahl, P. 1936-

Hohendahl, P. U.

Hohendahl, P. U. 1936-

Hohendahl, P. U. (Peter Uwe)

Hohendahl, Peter.

Hohendahl, Peter 1936-

Hohendahl, Peter U.

Hohendahl, Peter U. 1936-

Hohendal, P'et'ŏ 1936-

Hohendal, P'et'ŏ U. 1936-

Hohendal, P'et'ŏ Ube 1936-

Languages
German (168)

English (121)

Italian (2)