Ideas of/for Europe. An Interdisciplinary Approach to European Identity

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Auteur(s)Teresa Pinheiro, José Eduardo Franco, Beata Cieszynska

TitreIdeas of/for Europe. An Interdisciplinary Approach to European Identity

Maison d'éditionPeter Lang


The current attempt in European politics to develop a European identity makes scientific research about discourses on Europe especially relevant. This book takes an analytical gaze at philosophical and political attempts to conceptualise Europe from antiquity to the present and contributes to the understanding of how they are intertwined with the historical contexts in which they have been forged. The volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to the topic of ideas of and for Europe - historical concepts of Europe, Europe as seen from its peripheries and from outside, current concepts of European identity, European memorial culture and reflections on Europe's prospects - and is of special interest to anyone concerned with questions of European identity.


José Manuel Barroso: Speech Of Acceptance Of Honorary Degree From Chemnitz University of Technology - Viriato Soromenho- Marques: Foreword - Teresa Pinheiro/Beata Cieszynska/José Eduardo Franco: Introduction - Almut-Barbara Renger: Europe - Europa: Between Myth and Continental Allegory: On the Gendering of a Complex Relationship, from Herodotus to Georg Kaiser - Paula Carreira/ Susana Alves-Jesus: Ideas of Europe in Strabo's Geography - Andreas Hartmann: Europe and the Other: Roots of European Identity in Greco- Roman Antiquity - Klaus Oschema: Medieval Europe - Object and Ideology - Joshua Bandoch: On the Problem of Forming a European Spirit - Montesquieu's De l'Esprit de lois (1748) - Dominic Eggel: Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Europe: Wieland's Idea of Europe before, during and after the French Revolution - Cecilia Hansson: Hubs of Modernism - Paris, Berlin and Zürich 1880-1916 - Christian Blasberg: A Peace Made of War - Verena Gutsche: SOS Europa: Cultural Pessimism in the German Discourse on Europe during the Interwar Years - Christian Roy: Visions of Europe and Revolution in the Intersecting Activist and Resistance Trajectories of Harro Schulze-Boysen and Alexandre Marc - Hiram Kümper: «Old Europe» - Career, Troubles and Potentials of a Concept - Friederike Kind-Kovács: «(Re)joining the Community of Letters?» - The Circulation of Uncensored Literature in/of Cold War Europe - James Fetter: One World, Two Philosophical Traditions: Maritain's and Kojeve's Visions of World Unification and European Integration - Halina Janaszek-Ivanicková: The Vision of Europe in Polish Literature against a Background of Other Slavic Literatures - Ewa Cybulska-Bohuszewicz/Pawel Bohuszewicz: Marcin Bielski's Kronika wszytkiego swiata - The Chronicles of the Whole World as a Great Vision of the Old Continent - José Eduardo Franco/Teresa Pinheiro: Being the Face of Europe or Bringing Up the Rear - Ideas of Europe in Portugal, 16th to 18th Century - Micaela Ramon: The New Face of Europe: Literary Images of a Post- Colonial Continent - A Portuguese Portrait - Walther L. Bernecker: Germany, Spain and Europe - Phillip M. Alday: Province on a Hill: South Tyrol as a Microcosm of European Federalism - Eduard Alan Bulut: Ideas of Europe and European Union in Turkey - Anastasija Gjurcinova: Europe as the Other in Contemporary Balkan Literatures - Alexandra Patrikiou: Views on the Quisling and In-Exile «New Europe»: The Greek Case, 1941-1944 - Beata Elzbieta Cieszynska: Ideas of Europe between Sebastianism and Sarmatism: A Comparative Perspective - Benjamin Beuerle: Ideas of Western Europe in Political Discussions of the Late Russian Empire (1905-1914) - Andrei Marga: The European Identity - A Generative Concept - Nadja Stamselberg: The European Pendulum: From Exclusion to Hospitality, from Transgression to Cultural Difference - Mare van den Eeden: Thinking about Europe: Bauman, Kertész and Zizek on the Role of the Individual - Onésimo T. Almeida: Enlightenment's Wake? Or the Condemnation to Modernity as the Only Exit for a European Identity - Eduardo Lourenço: Europe, or the Seduction of Lost Time - Luís Machado de Abreu: The Missing Word in the Idea of Europe - Maria Manuel Baptista: Cultural Identity/Identities for Europe: Does It Serve Any Purpose? - Viriato Soromenho-Marques: Who Are We, the Europeans? What Europeans Can Learn from the USA about Their Own Political Identity - Klas-Göran Karlsson: The Holocaust in European Historical Culture - Bruno Arich-Gerz/Isabel Werle: European Memory and Mittelbau-Dora; Research Initiatives at a Nazi Concentration Camp Memorial - Ulf Zander: Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg - National, European and American Heroes - Kristian Gerner: Coming to Terms with Histories: Heritage of Communism and Nazism in Trans-Boundary Historical Culture - Luisa Juárez Hervás: The Discourse of European Identity in Current Spanish Life: An Analysis of Various Examples of Holocaust Remembrance and Representation - János Riesz: Europe as Seen from Africa - Christian Koller: Wartime Europe as Seen by Others - Indian and African Soldiers in Europe in WWI - Valmir Muraro: Europe as Seen from Brazil - Judith Michel: A Global Power's View on a Regional Player: Henry Kissinger's Year of Europe - Fernanda Cristina Santos: Ideas of Europe in Post-Colonial African Lusophone Literature - Bodo Freund: Germany, Europe and the Southern Mediterranean: Geography and Geopolitics - Florian Hartleb: Following the Successful System Change and the Euphoria of Accession: Euroscepticism in East Central Europe - Carlos Leone: The Prospect of a Political Europe: A Matter of Political Regime or a Matter of System of Government? - Grigore Silasi/Teodora Dogaru/Alexandra Daroga-Dogaru: EU's Restructuring - Assignment of a New Course and a New Meaning to European Integration - Alexej Ulbricht: Towards a More Inclusive European Immigration Policy - Peeter Müürsepp: Globalisation as Europeanisation - Martin Gerner: Back to the Roots - Emotionalising Europe - Frieder Otto Wolf: A Return to the Future? Europe in the Present Moment of Crisis: Elements of a Diagnosis and First Orientations towards a Therapy - Zygmunt Bauman: Epilogue.

Auteur(s)/Responsable(s) de publication

Teresa Pinheiro is a professor at the Institute for European Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology. She has written extensively on the field of Iberian cultural studies and the history of the concept of Europe. Beata Cieszynska is a researcher and the president of the International Society for Iberian-Slavonic Studies, CompaRes. Her current interests are centred on expanding the Iberian-Slavonic research field in Europe and, in particular, on foundational myths in Portuguese and Polish thought. José Eduardo Franco is a researcher and the director of the Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures at the University of Lisbon. He has authored many books on the histories of the Portuguese and European cultures, with special interest in anti-Jesuit myths and concepts of Europe in the Lusophone cultures.

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