Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Deutscher Germanistenverband (DGV)

Raymond Stephen FURNESS

Geb. 1933, St Andrews, Großbritannien/Nordirland

Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft (Fachgebiet) - German language; 18th-20th-c. German literature (Lehrgebiet)

Anschrift: University of St Andrews - Department of German, University of St Andrews - Buchanan Building, The University, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9PH


Besondere Forschungsgebiete: Early 20th-c. German literature; Wagner; Comparative literature studies; Decadence

Monographien in Auswahl: Expressionism (1973). A Literary History of Germany. The Twentieth Century: 1890-1945 (1978). Wagner and Literature (1982). (with M.E. Humble) A Companion to Twentieth Century German Literature (1991; 21997). (with M.E. Humble) An introduction to twentieth century German Literature (1994). The Dedalus Book of German Decadence (1994). Zarathustra's Children. A Study of a Lost Generation (*).

Aufsätze und Beiträge in Auswahl: German literature 1830-1880 (YWMLS, 1963-65).Nietzsche's views on the English and his idea of a European community (GLL, 1964). The androgynous ideal: Its significance in German literature (MLR, 1965). The death of God: Nietzsche's 'atheism' and the idea of truth (Theoria to Theory, 1967). Hölderlin and the problem of solipsism and abandonment (GLL, 1969). The death of memory: an analysis of Hölderlin's Mnemosyne (PEGS, 1971). Nietzsche and Empedocles: an elective affinity (Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 1971). Wagner's Polonaise in D (Musical Times, 1973). Ludwig Derleth and the Proklamationen (FMLS, 1979). Trakl and the Literature of European Decadence, in Londoner Trakl-Symposion (ed. W. Methlagl et al.) (1981). Richard Wagner and Decadence (GLL, 1982). Richard Wagner und Irland, in Richard Wagner 1883-1983 (ed. U. Müller) (1984). Geschichte eines Wienerkindes. Ferdinand von Saar and Austrian Wagnerism, in Ferdinand von Saar (ed. Pohlheim) (1985). Man, beast and myth: the threatened cosmos of John Cowper Powys and Hans Henny Jahnn, in Anglistentag Passau, Vorträge (ed. M. Pfister) (1985). Nymphs and nympholepsy: the Rhinemaidens' return, in Wagner (ed. S. Spencer) (1986). E.A. Poe et la poésie française dans l'oeuvre de Trakl, in Sud (ed. Jakob et al.) (1987). Goethe and Sir Michael Tippett: Lila, Wanderjahre and the Knot Garden, in Goethe in the Twentieth Century (ed. Ugrinsky) (1987). Black piglet and megalomania: some Berlin precursors of Expressionism, in Berlin. Literary Images of a City (ed. D. Glass et al.) (1989). The threat of modernism, or: Who needs Fischböck? A discussion of Werfel's Verdi novel (1989). Cartographer of Darkness: the nightmare world of Alfred Kubin, in Word and Image (ed. R. Sheppard) (1990). Wagner and the theatre of invisibility, in Patterns of Change (ed. D. James et al.) (1990). Rilke and Expressionism, in Rilke und der Wandel der Sensibilität (ed. H. Ridley et al.) (1991). Canetti the Dramatist, in Elias Canetti (ed. A. Stevens et al.) (1991). An unsuccessful exorcism: Thomas Mann and Richard Wagner (1992). Nietzsche, the Madman and the Death of God (1992). The Birth of Modernism: Wagner's impact on literature (1992). Redemption and Degeneration. Wagner and Max Nordau in Dracula (1993). Religious elements in Expressionist drama (1993). Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis), in Theologische Realenzyklopädie (1994). Proclamations and Papal Paranoiacs. A discussion of Péladan, Derleth and 'Baron Corvo', in Festschrift for Claus Träger (1997*). Georg Trakl, in DLT (1997*). Stanislaus Przybyszewski: the Polish-German connection (*).

Herausgebertätigkeit in Auswahl: Trakl's poetry in the revised edition of The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (ed. J. Silkin) (1989). G.Gruber, Mozart and Posterity (1991).

Zusätzliche Kurzinformationen: BA, MA (Wales), PhD (Manchester)