Trauerspiel is a new literary genre for drama that opposes the traditional version of Greek literature. This genre has been developed by Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), the German eclectic thinker, cultural critic, and philosopher known as one of the Frankfurt School theorists. In his work, The Origin of German Tragic Drama (1928), Walter Benjamin refuses the traditional understanding of the Baroque Trauerspiel and tries to restore the value of this literary form as an independent genre of tragedy. however the dramatic structure of Trauerspiel genre is still a controversial issue.
I received my M.A. degree in English literature from Islamic Azad University Karaj Branch, Iran in 2016. My research interests include philosophy and literature specially Walter Benjamin’s ideas.
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Trauerspiel, tragedy, Trauerspiel dramatic structure, Melancholia, metanarrative, Walter Benjamin
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General