Eta hoffmann was no exception across the wide range of his work as an author composer and music critic the orient is a persistent topic in particular hoffmann creatively absorbed the influence of the imagined orient its popular european reception on german literature music and scholarship. My research focuses on german literature and culture of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its later reception particular interests include german romanticism the writing of eta hoffmann myth orientalism and cultural transfer i was awarded my phd at the university of edinburgh in 2013 for my thesis the image of the orient in eta hoffmanns. Today eta hoffmann is one of the most famous figures of early 19th century german literature he is a salient and at the same time not uncontroversially romantic author. Ksika eta hoffmanns orient romantic aesthetics and the german imagination romantic aesthetics and the german imagination joanna neilly. Eta hoffmanns orient is a well written study that serves an indispensable function as a comprehensive and careful survey of the theme of orientalism in hoffmanns works neilly is ready to criticize hoffmanns orientalism when necessary but what is more important she is also receptive to those aspects of hoffmann that cannot be
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