Gallagher, David Books

Dr David Gallagher is the Current German Subfield Editor of the Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography. David regularly attends and presents papers at International Conferences and is a literary critic of Comparative Literature.

Comedy in Comparative Literature. Essays on Dante, Hoffmann, Nietzsche, Wharton, Borges, and Cabrera Infante
2010 0-7734-1440-1
A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship.

Interpreting Great Classics of Literature as Metatheatre and Metafiction
2011 0-7734-1438-X
This volume examines a variety of comparative literary texts from different periods, literary traditions and cultures that are drawn on to examine metatheatricality and metafictionality. Metatheatre and metafiction are considered for their interrelation, impact and correspondence with seventeenth century French drama, the eighteenth century German novel, twentieth century English drama, an old English epic text, Indian postmodernist fiction, as well as Greek and Roman Classical works of antiquity.

Interpreting Great Classics of Literature as Metatheatre and Metafiction: Ovid, Beowulf, Corneille, Racine, Wieland, Stoppard, and Rushdie
2010 0-7734-1438-X


Weimar Classicism. Studies in Goethe, Schiller, Forster, Berlepsch, Wieland, Herder, and Steiner
2011 0-7734-1480-0
The essays contained in this volume address topics that often overlooked in existing scholarship. The book considers a wider circle of writers of Weimar Classicism and takes into account writers affected and impacted in their lives by the classical project. This present volume includes essays on the main two proponents of Weimar Classicism: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Friedrich Schiller. Others, who lived in Weimar, or were affected by the culture of Weimar Classicism include: Georg Forster and Emilie Berlepsch, Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Rudolf Steiner, and the aim is to analyse these writers from predominantly fresh perspectives, using different themes with the intention of continuing to explore and elucidate the extremely complex area of Weimar Classicism.