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Kleist, Education and Violence

Dr Seán Allan from the department of German Studies along with Professor Ricarda Schmidt & Dr Steven Howe, University of Exeter present this podcast series on Heinrich von Kleist. Kleist (1777-1811) is one of the most important German writers of the early nineteenth century, and his works have had a profound influence on subsequent writers both in Germany and beyond. A three-year project – funded by the Arts and Humanties Research Council – explores one aspect of his work (education) that has been almost totally ignored, and links it to another (the representation of violence) in a way that will shed new light on constructive and destructive functions of violence in his work.

Heinrich von Kleist: Michael Kohlhaas

09:13 Wed 18 Jun 2014

Seán Allan and Ricarda Schmidt discuss Kleist's novella Michael Kohlhaas

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Heinrich von Kleist: Education and Violence in Eighteenth-century Europe

09:09 Wed 18 Jun 2014

Sean Allan and Steven Howe discuss some of the key theories of education in late eighteenth-century Europe and the way these impacted upon the work of Heinrich von Kleist.

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Heinrich von Kleist: Kleist's philosophical world

13:58 Tue 18 Sep 2012

Seán Allan discusses the intellectual traditions in which Kleist lived and worked with Ricarda Schmidt and Steven Howe.

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Heinrich von Kleist: Kleist's women

13:58 Tue 18 Sep 2012

Seán Allan and Ricarda Schmidt discuss Kleist's relationship with the women he encountered in his lifetime.

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Heinrich von Kleist: The Earthquake in Chili

13:58 Tue 18 Sep 2012

Seán Allan discusses Heinrich von Kleist's novella The Earthquake in Chili with Ricarda Schmidt and Steven Howe.

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Heinrich von Kleist: The Betrothal in St. Domingo

13:58 Tue 18 Sep 2012

Seán Allan, Ricarda Schmidt, and Steven Howe discuss Heinrich von Kleist's novella The Betrothal in St. Domingo.

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Heinrich von Kleist: The Marquise von O...

13:56 Tue 18 Sep 2012

Steven Howe discusses Heinrich von Kleist's novella The Marquise von O... with Ricarda Schmidt and Seán Allan

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