Das Kunstzitat als Selbstzitat? : verstimmte Einfühlung in Arthur Schnitzlers "Fräulein Else"

  • In the 1924 novella "Fräulein Else" by Arthur Schnitzler, intermediality influences narrative empathy. Written in the stream of consciousness technique, the text presents an examination of the nineteen-year-old protagonist's inner struggle and its sexual implications (to save her father from jail, Else must approach an elderly acquaintance to borrow money from him), arousing the reader's empathy. The image of Else is supported, even overlapped by hidden art references - examples of how women have been portrayed and represented in art and cultural history. In the most famous moment of the novella - Else undresses herself during a public concert - the stream of consciousness is interrupted by musical excerpts. Mostly considered as an emotional catalyst, at this point the musical quotation is blocking narrative empathy. Else's thoughts as well as her naked body become unreadable, because the notation is indifferent towards the reader's desires. Paradoxically, the narrative turning point is represented by an intermedial censorship.

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Author:Lea Liese
Parent Title (Latin):Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature / herausgegeben von Corinne Fournier Kiss. Colloquium Helveticum 48
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/03/26
GND Keyword:Schnitzler, Arthur; Fräulein Else; Musik <Motiv>; Intermedialität; Einfühlung
Page Number:9
First Page:376
Last Page:384
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.15.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature (Colloquium Helveticum ; 48.2019)
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