Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801)

Schiefelbein U (2020)
SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES 56(2): 109-125.

Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Deutsch
 
Download
Es wurde kein Volltext hochgeladen. Nur Publikationsnachweis!
Autor*in
Schiefelbein, Ulrike
Alternativer Titel
Self-Formation in all Peace of Mind. Art of Living in Christoph Martin Wieland's Aristipp and some of his Contemporaries (1800/1801)
Abstract / Bemerkung
Wieland's epistolary novel Aristipp presents a process of self-formation and self-regulation through writing and reading. The article begins by presenting the main characters' modes of life as gender-specific paradigms for an independent life. The ancient ars vivendi is central to these modes of life in that it represents the practice of self-formation based upon the characters' recognition of the possibilities of social influence. Wieland represents writing and reading as the key ways of training oneself in this art of living. The characters form themselves through monologue and dialogue. At the same time, the genre of the epistolary novel serves to emphasize the autopoetic dimension of speech within the process of self-creation, as well as the discursive character of that process. Thus, the characters create themselves through their self-representations and thereby reveal themselves to be fictional subjects composed of various quotations. Finally, the article outlines Wieland's programme of self-formation and self-moderation as a counter-model to modern understandings of the subject. Since the eighteenth century, the self has tended to be conceived of as autonomous, authentic, original, and final. This concept has only come to be questioned once again in the age of late modernity, by critics who draw on techniques analogous to Wieland's.
Stichworte
ars vivendi; Christoph Martin Wieland; epistolary novel; Judith Butler; Michel Foucault; subject models
Erscheinungsjahr
2020
Zeitschriftentitel
SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES
Band
56
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
109-125
ISSN
0037-1939
eISSN
1911-026X
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942895

Zitieren

Schiefelbein U. Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) . SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES. 2020;56(2):109-125.
Schiefelbein, U. (2020). Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) . SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES, 56(2), 109-125. doi:10.3138/seminar.56.2.2
Schiefelbein, U. (2020). Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) . SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES 56, 109-125.
Schiefelbein, U., 2020. Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) . SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES, 56(2), p 109-125.
U. Schiefelbein, “Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) ”, SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES, vol. 56, 2020, pp. 109-125.
Schiefelbein, U.: Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) . SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES. 56, 109-125 (2020).
Schiefelbein, Ulrike. “Selbstgestaltung in aller Seelenruhe. Lebenskunst in Christoph Martin Wielands Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen (1800/1801) ”. SEMINAR-A JOURNAL OF GERMANIC STUDIES 56.2 (2020): 109-125.