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In: KulturPoetik 2010, Heft 2

Autor

Gerhard Sauder

Titel

»Sozialgeschichte der Literatur«: ein gescheitertes Experiment?

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Abstract

The essay deals with an influential, but until now almost unnoticed period in the history of German Studies. In consequence of the political student movement in 1968, there was a turn towards social history. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, publishers and scholars all over Germany were putting a lot of energy in preparing and publishing Social Histories of Litera-ture. Although some of these projects were not completed, the socio-historical approach has fostered some questions and established fundamental practices of literary studies, which, la-ter on, were to be ›absorbed‹ by Cultural Studies.