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dc.contributor.authorAnne Kowalik, Jill
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:42:40Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:42:40Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469656632_111
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39863
dc.description.abstractJill Kowalik reevaluates J. J. Breitinger's "Critische Dichtkunst" (1740) with regard to a heretofore neglected aspect of aesthetics in the early eighteenth century, namely how poesis and historiography could increasingly come to resemble each other in their assumptions, purposes, and methods of representation. The central argument states that historians of this period began to utilize the concept of historical perspectivism only after its development as an interpretive tool by the aesthetic thinkers of the early Enlightenment. The "Critische Dichtkunst" is examined in terms of three disparate traditions: the modern reception of Aristotle's "Poetics", Horace's "Ars poetica", and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns the model of consciousness proposed by Leibniz that describes the mind as a ceaseless process of historical intellective integration and the German reception of French neoclassical authors, especially Dubos, whose notion of historical probability was radicalized by Breitinger and later appropriated by poets and historians alike.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherGerman Studies
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.titleThe Poetics of Historical Perspectivism
dc.title.alternativeBreitinger's Critische Dichtkunst and the Neoclassic Tradition
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469656632_Kowalik
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
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virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number114
oapen.pages168
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
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