English Title: The Prosaic Poem - a New Theory of Genre Based on Selected Works of R. M. Rilke
Translation of abstract (English)
The objective of this study is to present a new and critical investigation of the prosaic poem as a genre category, a definition that relies significantly on that of the definition of ‘genre’ itself. The questions of what a genre is, how it is established and how genre is differentiated from the related terms of ‘class’, ‘sort’, ‘type’ and ‘kind’ are dealt with in detail. Further, the limits of the term ‘genre’ are considered along with the question of if a prosaic poem can be considered as an equally stable genre category as lyric, epic and drama. In closing, the principal criteria for establishing the prosaic poem as a genre are presented.
|Item Type:||Abstract of a Dissertation|
|Supervisor:||Prof. Dr. Gerhard Buhr, Doktorvater:|
|Date of thesis defense:||30 November 1999|
|Faculties / Institutes:||Neuphilologische Fakultät > Germanistisches Seminar|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Gattung , Theorie , Prosagedicht , RilkeGenre , Theory , prose poem , Rilke|