Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Arts and Letters
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2012/04~2016/03
Research Topic On Polyphony in 20th century Swiss-German literature
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 24520368
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person NIIMOTO Fuminari
Details Robert Walser (1896-1956) and Friedrich Glauser (1896-1938) belong to the generation of Swiss writers who first became aware of the difference between standard German and Swiss German, and who critically dealt with it in their novels. They were also very conscious about the dichotomy between “highbrow“ and “lowbrow“ literature in the 1920s/1930s, and established a new writing style by utilizing popular “lowbrow“ literary genres of their time. In this research project, we explore the polyphonic, highly transgressive writing style of these two authors.