Feeling Differently at the Fin de Siècle: Representations of Emotion and Cultural Change in German Literature, 1890-1901




Chapter 1: “Das Beste, was wir haben, ist Mitleid”?: Negotiating between

Honor and Compassion in Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest (1895)


Chapter 2: “Dann siegte ein andres Gefühl”: Subverting Feminine

Shame and Liberating Love in Lou Andreas-Salomé’s Fenitschka (1898)


Chapter 3: “Das waren ganz behäbige und glückliche Zeiten damals...”:

Reading Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks (1901) as a Literary Genealogy of Emotions




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