Walter Schamschula, Professor Emeritus

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Ph.D. University of Frankfurt (Slavic Philology).

Research interests: Influences of cultural contacts on Czech literatures, especially Germanic; movement and migration of literary themes and topics in Europe; Czech cultural history; Czech theory of literature; theory and practice of translation; completion of history of Czech literature (in German and English).

Current projects: Czech medieval texts: Old Czech drama, satire, poetry and its connections with medieval Latin and German literatures; the Russian historical novel. The relationship of oral and written epic poetry in Slavic literatures; the imag eof the rhapsode/bard/guslar in early narrative.

Selected publications:

Books

 

  • Geschichte der tschechischen Literatur, Vol. I: Von den Anfaengen bis zur nationalen Wiedergeburt. Cologne – Vienna, 1989.
    Vol. II: Von der Romantik bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Cologne – Vienna, 1996.
    Vol. III: Von der Gruendung der republik bis zur Gegenwart. Cologne-Vienne-Weimer, 2004.
  • Die Anfaenge der tschechischen Erneuerung und das deutsche Geistesleben (1740-1800). Munich, 1973.
  • Der russische historische Roman vom Klassizismus bis zur Romantik (Diss.). Osteuropastudien der Hochschulen des Landes Hessen, Reihe III, Frankfurter Abhandlungen zur Slavistik, Bd. 3. Meisenheim/Glan 1961.
  • Jaroslav Hasek 1883-1983. Proceedings of the International Hasek Symposion Bamberg, June 25-28, 1983. [West Slavic Contributions – Westslavische Beitr├Ąge vol. 1] Frankfurt – Bern – New York, 1989.
  • An Anthology of Czech Literature, 1st Period: From the Beginnings Till 1410. [West Slavic Contributions, vol. 2] Frankfurt – Bern – New York, 1991.
  • An Anthology of Czech Literature, 2nd Period: The Age of Religious Discord (1410-1740) [West Slavic Contributions, vol. 3] Frankfurt – Bern – New York, 1997.
  • Adam Mickiewicz, Die Ahnenfeier (Dziady). (Bilingual Polish and German), Cologne – Weimar – Vienna, 1991.
  • Juliusz Slowacki, Koenig Geist (Krol – Duch). (German annotated transation) [West Slavic Contributions, vol. 4]. Frankfurt – Bern – New York, 1997.