The Idea of Europe in Literature

  • Susanne Fendler
  • Ruth Wittlinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Portrayal of the Continent

  3. Inner/Outer Perspectives in Comparison

  4. The Idea of Europe and National Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Liliana Mihut
      Pages 159-172
    3. Ruth Wittlinger
      Pages 192-206
    4. Sylvie Gambaudo
      Pages 225-239
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 240-244

About this book


The relevance of culture has recently enjoyed increasing recognition for the study of European integration and a European identity. Appeals to a common European culture as well as appeals to different national cultures have been used respectively as a means to pursue political ends. Paying tribute to literature's role as an important constituent part of a culture, this collection of essays explores literary representations of Europe and its nation states and should be of particular value to anyone who is interested in cultural, political or literary studies in the European context.


culture desegregation European integration European Union (EU) identity literary studies Narration national identity novel transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Fendler
    • 1
  • Ruth Wittlinger
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WürzburgGermany
  2. 2.University of Durham Stockton CampusUK

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