07 January, 2016
Writing on Lodemann's Neo-Nibelungs
Writ Large: History, Fiction, and the Humanities, ed by Bruce Holsinger (Virginia) and Stephanie Trigg (Melbourne). Lodemann's various continuist strategies (etymology; neologism; toponymy; typography; mélange of narrative and scholarly commentary) suggest that Germany’s calamitous political history during the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century is prefigured by the actions and decisions situated in the medieval epic. The piece was great fun to write, and I look forward to reading the other essays in the cluster.