Aesthetics and Politics in Modern German Culture: Festschrift in Honour of Rhys W. Williams (Hardcover) by Haines Brigid Parker Stephen Riordan Colin
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The papers the appreciation and the poem that are collected in this volume were delivered at the conference Aesthetics and Politics in Modern German Culture which was held from 31 August to 2 September 2008 at the University of Wales Conference Centre Gregynog Hall in honour of Professor Rhys W. Williams upon his retirement from the Chair of German at Swansea University. The contributions focus on broad themes in modern German culture all of which reflect Rhys Williams' research interests: Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit; Representing/Resisting National Socialism; West German Writing; GDR Spaces and Voices; Exploring Masculinities in Fiction; Performing Politics Performing Humour; Intertexts and Difference; and Lives and Letters.