S. Macenka on some anthropological aspects of singing by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Yashtylova E.A.


Basing on the recent research of Svitlana Macenka [3], Associate Professor of Lviv National University, it is shown that in the representative for German romanticism novels by E.T.A. Hoffmann ("Competition of Singers", 1818; "Don Juan", 1812; "Rat Crespel", 1816) the singing seems to be a force that builds a connection between the inner world of a character and its superhuman, transcendental aspects (whether divine or demonic nature); some gender aspects of musicmaking and singing in the work Hoffmann’s are also revealed.


anthropological conceptions in romanticism; music in romanticism; singing voice in literature; E.T.A. Hoffman.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2022.02.12

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