Germanistik in der Schweiz. Online-Zeitschrift der SAGG 3/2006

Klassizismus, eine rückwärtsgewandte Moderne? Perspektiven auf die "Weimarer Klassik"

Sabine Schneider (Zürich)



The essay depicts the classicism of the "Weimarer Klassik" as a phenomenon of modernism. With the focus on this classicism it can be illustrated that the genesis of aesthetic modernism is a reaction to crises following the process of modernizing. The essay will discuss three aspects: the problem of cultural memory in modern art, semiotic and media innovations, and the interrelation between literature, theory of art and empirical sciences.

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