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Tales of desire and destruction: the natural vampire in Ludwig Tieck's "Der Runenberg" and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's "Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens"

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dc.contributor.author Peinhopf, Irene
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T21:15:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T21:15:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4433
dc.description.abstract Since its entry into the literary field in the late eighteenth century, the vampire has seen many permutations, ranging from the truly monstrous to the present-day seductive stranger. The creature’s mutability stems from its liminal placement, hovering as it does between life and death. In exploring the figure of the vampire within the Germanic tradition, two works separated not only by medium, but also by nearly a century of time, emerged as the focus of this thesis: Ludwig Tieck’s Romantic Kunstmärchen “Der Runenberg” and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Expressionist film Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens. Superficially, this link appears tenuous, but in analyzing Tieck’s fairy tale and Murnau’s neo-Romantic film several thematic connections emerge. Both works contain a complex and fluid depiction of gender, a narrative of infection, and a vampire that is an embodiment and corruption of nature. Using a syntagmatic approach, this thesis explores the similarities between the two works, as well as the differences, with a focus on the element of vampiric nature and the representations of gender. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ludwig Tieck en_US
dc.subject Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau en_US
dc.subject F.W. Murnau en_US
dc.subject Nosferatu en_US
dc.subject Der Runenberg en_US
dc.subject vampires en_US
dc.subject depictions of nature en_US
dc.subject German Romanticism en_US
dc.subject German Expressionist Film en_US
dc.subject depictions of gender en_US
dc.title Tales of desire and destruction: the natural vampire in Ludwig Tieck's "Der Runenberg" and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's "Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Gölz, Peter
dc.degree.department Dept. of Germanic and Russian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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