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Project: East-West-stereotypes as textstrategic und aesthetical impulses. An imagological study on the foundations, the construction and the consequences of the East-West-distinctions in the works of Arno Schmidt

01-OCT-02 – 30-SEP-04

In line with a exhaustive revision of the imagological methodological framework, the East-West-stereotypes in four novels (Schwarze Spiegel, Die Gelehrtenrepublik, KAFF auch Mare Crisium and Die Schule der Atheisten) by Arno Schmidt are analysed. The textual functions of these contradictions must lead to a genre-typological update of the dystopia/utopia-debates concernigng Schmidt's oeuvre.