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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  

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German Studies Review
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.118
Number of Followers: 28  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0149-7952 - ISSN (Online) 2164-8646
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  • Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the
           New Berlin by Paul Hockenos, and: Cityscopes: Berlin by Joseph Pearson
           (review)
    • Abstract: Berlin continues to captivate the global imagination as an epicenter of artistic experimentation and progressive political activism: a metropolis that David Bowie once supposedly described as the "greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine." Largely written for general audiences, Paul Hockenos's Berlin Calling and Joseph Pearson's Berlin explore the people, places, and movements that transformed the city into a powerful site of cultural creativity, critique, and resistance during the Cold War and after the Wall's fall. Both authors provide an exhilarating account of Berlin as an angst-ridden, yet explosively creative city through historical analyses and personal anecdotes. As longtime residents, their ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Performing Unification: History and Nation in German Theater after 1989 by
           Matt Cornish (review)
    • Abstract: Performing Unification examines the ways nation, historiography, and dramaturgy have been interwoven in German theater. In six chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue, theater historian Matt Cornish demonstrates how the Hegelian philosophy of history became tightly interwoven with Aristotelian concepts in German classical drama, particularly in Schiller's history plays. Although playwrights of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries became increasingly skeptical about progressivist and teleological concepts of history as a series of reversals (peripeteia) and moments of recognition (anagnorisis) leading toward freedom, Cornish argues, the fall of the Wall and subsequent unification of the two Germanys reinvigorated ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Remains: Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany by
           Jonathan Bach (review)
    • Abstract: What remains' The title of Christa Wolf's celebrated essay is an apt starting point for Jonathan Bach's new book, a study of East Germany's material legacy. Bach examines the postunification fates of objects made in the German Democratic Republic, from washing powder to the Berlin Wall. The sudden collapse of the state that produced them left such objects "dislocated, disembodied, and out of context" (5). As a result, they sit uncomfortably between past and present, forcing continued reckonings with the GDR. Bach is especially attentive to the process of appropriation, whereby "things once thought bygone or deemed unworthy of memory are actively (re)incorporated into the present and given new value" (7). It is ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing by
           Jennifer Marston William (review)
    • Abstract: William offers several compelling preliminary case studies demonstrating the value of cognitive-scientific approaches to the analysis of what are, in the realms of German and film studies, controversial and problematic historical films. She points out in the introduction that her project is not about undermining work being done in the humanities by claiming film criticism and analysis are the prerogative of science, but rather contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship by outlining ways that scholars in the humanities and the sciences can use some cognitive principles, in particular conceptual blending, theory of mind (ToM), and perspective taking, to productively interrogate the structure of and audience ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany by Jenny Wüstenberg
           (review)
    • Abstract: At the time of writing, in January 2018, Germans are debating whether it ought to be mandatory for secondary school students to visit a concentration camp memorial. The idea is not new; for example, five years earlier, Schleswig-Holstein's culture minister Anke Spoorendonk had proposed that such an excursion be an essential part of the curriculum in her state. The most recent iteration of the debate followed a proposal by the influential Central Council of Jews in Germany. It has the support of prominent Social Democrat Sawsan Chebli, the State Secretary for Civic Engagement in the Berlin state government, who is the daughter of Palestinian asylum seekers.The Central Council's initiative is unlikely to succeed in ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Migration in Deutschland und Europa im Spiegel der Literatur.
           Interkulturalität—Multikulturalität—Transkulturalität eds. by Hans
           W. Giessen and Christian Rink (review)
    • Abstract: Developed from the 2015 international conference about migration in Germany and Europe held at the University of Helsinki, Hans W. Giessen's and Christian Rink's edited volume Migration in Deutschland und Europa im Spiegel der Literatur: Interkulturalität—Multikulturalität—Transkulturalität is composed of articles by European scholars of German. The multiple scholarly contributions are interspersed with poems by Nevfel Cumart, similarly on the topic of migration. An introduction by the editors limns the ambitious goals of this collection through a set of critical observations and questions. Principally, how do we escape the dogmatic essentialism and monoculturalism in literature studies, which insists on cultural ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reply to James McFarland's review of "Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and
           the Third Critique" German Studies Review (review)
    • Abstract: In his highly problematic assessment of Siegfried Kracauer's work, Theodor Adorno adopted the rather disreputable method of building a psychological profile of Kracauer and then reading his work off from that. It was not Adorno's finest hour and perhaps it is not too generous to say the same of James McFarland's review of my book Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique. At least Adorno could claim to have had a long friendship with Kracauer, although no doubt one that got a lot cooler after Adorno's published assessment. Imagine my surprise then when at the end of a disappointingly superficial engagement and apparently willfully misleading presentation of my arguments, I find this piercing ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enlightenment beyond Teleology: Religious Familiality and the Fundamental
           Gift in G.E. Lessing
    • Abstract: Education is to the individual human what revelation is to the whole human race. Education is revelation that happens to [geschieht] the individual human: and revelation is education that has happened to the human race and is still happening to it [geschehen ist, und noch geschieht].Ever since the counter-Enlightenment contested the "abstract" character of Enlightenment rationality, it has been hard to resist the notion that the Enlightenment does not quite understand the importance of "concrete" history for meaning in general and ethical orientation in particular, and that subsequent generations discover this importance, thereby superseding Enlightenment "abstraction." I suggest here, in contrast, that certain ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reflecting and Performing Selves: The Fate of Recognition in Kleist's
           Penthesilea
    • Abstract: In Heinrich von Kleist's drama about the Trojan War, Penthesilea (1808), scholars of the past thirty years have discovered a surprising number of new languages and discourses. The drama has been the source of a "rhetorics of feminism" (Jacobs), a "queer notion of language" (Pahl) and an original aesthetics (Chaouli).1 It has also been read as prefiguring discourses that would not emerge until over a century later, notably French poststructuralist psychology and politics.2 Other scholars, in contrast, have admired the play's radical deconstruction of the means of communication.3 For Carol Jacobs, it both destroys conventional language and gives birth to new ways of speaking at the same time. She never spells out ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Georg Simmel to Stefan George: Sexology, Male Bonding, and
           Homosexuality
    • Abstract: Stefan George and Georg Simmel knew each other from 1897 on, when George gave a semipublic reading of his poetry in the apartment of the Lepsius family in Berlin, which Simmel attended. It is from Simmel that George adopted the term übergeschlechtlich while translating Shakespeare's sonnets in 1909. This combined interest in Simmel's concept and Shakespeare's sonnets—which unlike Petrarch's sonnets, as many have maintained, were primarily addressed to a male youth and only secondly to a woman—may be the source of George's redefined notion of übergeschlechtlich. The concept became an article of faith of a literary clique that, despite existing under the suspicion of homosexuality, wanted to be perceived as beyond ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Intersections of Money, Debt, and Uncertainty in Rabinovici's Suche nach M
    • Abstract: Doron Rabinovici's first novel Suche nach M. (Search for M., 1997) confronts the history of Austrian antisemitism, portrays the experience of Shoah survivors, explores modalities of guilt, and investigates questions surrounding identity, memory, and remembrance. The author introduces these overlapping themes in the first of the novel's twelve "episodes," which increasingly complicate each other as the narrative unfolds. Throughout this hybrid crime-spy story, Rabinovici challenges the dichotomies of perpetrator/victim, narration/silence, and similarity/difference using the multivalent concepts of Schuld (guilt/debt) and Gewalt (force/violence) represented by the second-generation survivors Dani Morgenthau and Arieh ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Motif of the Gaze (Blick) in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig and
           Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
    • Abstract: In an essay devoted to Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), Thomas Mann drew attention to the density of mythic allusions in his literary work as well as to the importance of music, writing thatthe novel was always a symphony for me, a work of counterpoint, a web of themes, whereby the idea of musical motifs [Leitmotive] is important … I myself have drawn attention to the impact of Richard Wagner's art in my own works … I especially follow Wagner in the use of leading motifs carried into the narrative … not just in a merely naturalistic manner or reductionistic treatment, but instead in the symbolic representation of music.1Although the general importance of music for Mann is well recognized,2 the specific ways ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Case of a German-Jewish Lesbian Woman: Martha Mosse and the Danger of
           Standing Out
    • Abstract: On a March night in 1952, Martha Mosse, a criminal legal advisor for Berlin's police department, received an upsetting phone call. On the other end of the line, a woman inquired whether Mosse had worked for the Jewish community during the war. Mosse demanded to know with whom she was speaking. "This does not matter at the moment," the woman replied. Mosse would not provide information over the phone. "Well, you're in for a surprise," the other woman spitefully countered. This woman, Alice Hirschberg of Berlin, would later recall a more composed conversation. She was upset about the way Mosse had treated her in 1943. According to Hirschberg, Mosse had worked for the Jewish community, but instead of helping her and ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Taming Foreign Speech: Language Politics in Shadow Plays around 1800
    • Abstract: The contemporary Turkish-German writer Emine Sevgi Özdamar reintroduced the shadow puppet figure Karagöz into German theater during the first half of the 1980s.1 While commonly understood as a recent foreign entry into the German-speaking part of Europe, Karagöz has actually long been linked with the European shadow play tradition. A hundred years ago, the German Orientalist Georg Jacob used a dissemination and migration theory to account for the similarities he saw between the Karagöz figure and German romantic shadow puppets. Shadow plays are an ancient comedic form in many cultures that allow for a carnivalesque mockery of ruling elites; they are sometimes poetic, and often overtly political. In this essay, I ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • You Need Only to Change Your Direction: New Works on Kafka
    • Abstract: By most measures—new scholarship, translations, critical editions in German and Czech, university courses, fiction in all languages inspired by his writing, and the publication of A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia with over eight-hundred entries—Franz Kafka, the peripheral writer par excellence, has become a writer of and for the world. And if we believe that "world literature is not a set canon of texts but a mode of reading"1 then Germanists ought to take note. Three new books by scholars whose primary fields lie outside of German studies provide new, futural approaches to Franz Kafka's work and life. Jennifer L. Geddes, professor of Religion, and Mark Christian Thompson, professor of English, offer new modes of reading ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization by Ottmar Ette (review)
    • Abstract: In the midst of current antiglobalization sentiments in the United States, France, Germany, Hungary, and the Netherlands, Ottmar Ette's daring volume elucidating the cultural history of globalization is more needed than ever. By illuminating and contextualizing the longstanding, wide-reaching literary traditions of global exchanges, Ette begins with an impassionate plea for the centrality of literature as a medium most effectively accessing and affecting communities, cultures, and societies. To Ette, literature, or more precisely, the literatures of the world (which he distinguishes from Goethe's concept of world literature), encourage transareal, transcultural, and multilogical thinking, thus bringing forth a ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Das Weib soll nicht gehlehrt seyn." Konfessionell geprägte Frauenbilder,
           Frauenbildung und weibliche Lebensentwürfe by Maria Anna Zumholz (review)
           
    • Abstract: Maria Anna Zumholz's book meticulously examines the educational opportunities and professional preparations available to young women and girls in both of the denominationally divided sections of Oldenburg, a region of northwestern Germany located in the state of Lower Saxony. This comparative study of an area split between a Protestant north and Catholic south permits an investigation into how confession shaped pedagogical practices for women over the course of three centuries. Ambitious in its claims and chronological breadth, this monograph contributes to the under-represented field of gender and religion in modern Germany.Zumholz pursues two central arguments in this book. First, she joins American scholar ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Figures of Natality: Reading the Political in the Age of Goethe by Joseph
           O'Neil (review)
    • Abstract: Joseph O'Neil's Figures of Natality offers an insightful and conceptually bold rethinking of the political as it is worked through in literary texts in the age of Goethe. He uses Hannah Arendt's concept of natality to present readings that go against the insidiously all-encompassing vitalistic modes of self-identity, autopoiesis, economic growth, and literary criticism typical of romanticism in order to recuperate a notion of the political as contingent, localized, and conflict ridden. For O'Neil, natality, because it is interruptive rather than organic, uncovers aspects of "birth and birth metaphors in the age of Goethe, such that these refer not to ideas about organism or generation but to models of self ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Humboldt's Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific
           Traveller by Myron Echenberg (review)
    • Abstract: Alexander von Humboldts (1769–1859) weltberühmte Reise durch Lateinamerikas (1799–1804) hat eine Vielzahl von Nacherzählungen, Nachdrucken, Biographien, wissenschaftlichen Studien etc. hervorgerufen. Besonders nach dem 200sten Jahrestags des Beginns dieser Reise kam es zu vielen Ausstellungen, Nachdrucken und neuen biographischen Forschungen. Auch auf populärwissenschaftlichem Sektor gab es viele Neuerscheinungen, wobei besonders der Bestseller von Andrea Wulf hervorzuheben ist, auf den der Autor in seinem Werk hinweist—jedoch zu Recht bemängelt, dass Humboldts recht langem Aufenthalt in Neuspanien (heute Mexiko) von 22. März 1803–7. März 1804 dort vergleichsweise wenig Text gewidmet sei. Myron Echenberg will ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bavarian Tourism and the Modern World, 1800–1950 by Adam T.
           Rosenbaum (review)
    • Abstract: In this learned, deeply researched monograph, Adam Rosenbaum examines Bavarian tourism, which he defines as a "set of processes, industries, and discourses that evolve over time in relation to the particular societies in which they are embedded" (17), to offer nothing less than a history of the fraught German engagement with "modernity" from 1800 to 1950. Rosenbaum uses tourist propaganda (brochures, advertisements, and guidebooks), the archives of tourism clubs and associations, government documents, and press coverage drawn from over a dozen city, state, federal, and private archives across Germany to develop a cultural-discursive history of tourism in Bavaria. Following a historiographical overview in chapter 1 ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Music into Fiction: Composers Writing, Compositions Imitated by Theodore
           Ziolkowski (review)
    • Abstract: Theodore Ziolkowski revisits a familiar canon of nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers and authors from a fresh perspective in his study Music into Fiction. Looking at the intersections and interactions of musical and literary forms, Ziolkowski spends the larger portion of his work shedding light on an impressive selection of lesser-known literary works by well-known composers. After tracing an artistic overlap between music and literature from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, he isolates literature that makes use of common musical forms, finally turning to modern attempts to musically render the fictional compositions in Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus (1947). Perhaps the most significant and ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Metamorphosis in Modern German Literature: Transforming Bodies,
           Identities, and Affects by Tara Beaney (review)
    • Abstract: Tara Beaney's book can be read as a metamorphic process. In four chapters concentrating on E.T.A. Hoffmann, Franz Kafka, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Jenny Erpenbeck, and Yoko Tawada, Beaney shows how the concept of metamorphosis changes during 200 years of German culture. The organization of the chapters, as the author details in the end, follow the lifecycle of a silkworm, an animal whose images accompany each of the chapters' beginnings. After the introduction in which she briefly sketches the central questions for the book project and develops a definition of metamorphosis as "extreme change of form" (2), Beaney centers in her first chapter on Der goldene Topf (1815) and Der Sandmann (1816) by E.T.A. Hoffmann, but ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Photography and Germany by Andrés Mario Zervigón (review)
    • Abstract: Photography and Germany was published as part of the Exposures series of Reaktion Books, which explores the photographic medium through a range of thematic perspectives. Such an approach emphasizes the diversity of photographic practices rather than a coherent and linear history. While Photography and Germany is one of several in the series that explores photography in the context of a specific nation, Zervigón smartly chooses not to define a national photographic style. The inchoate and conflicted nature of German nationhood during most of the medium's history complicates any attempt to identify what is German about German photography. And the breathtaking variety of the ways that photography has permeated ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Transatlantic Kindergarten: Education and Women's Movements in Germany
           and the United States by Ann Taylor Allen (review)
    • Abstract: The last few decades have seen a boom in historical analysis of the kindergarten as part of a larger movement for educational reform tied to the revolutionary 1840s in German-speaking Europe. These studies have provided valuable insight into the development of early children's education within the larger political and social context of Germany, but a transnational history of the kindergarten, an approach that suggested the exile of its proponents following the Prussian ban in 1851, has been notably lacking. Until now. Ann Taylor Allen's The Transatlantic Kindergarten utilizes an impressive array of archival sources in Germany and the United States to resituate the kindergarten within a larger transatlantic movement ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo by Gary Bruce (review)
    • Abstract: "On a night train from Nice to Berlin in 1928, two men sat mesmerized by the companion who shared their compartment" (1). With this, a line that seems crafted more toward a work of historical fiction than a sober history of a significant cultural institution of the German capital, Gary Bruce begins his fast-paced and fascinating account of the history of the Berlin Zoo from its beginnings to today. Within a few more sentences, we discover that the "companion" was a three-year-old gorilla who would become famous as "Bobby," one in a series of celebrities exhibited at the zoo, including the elephant "Rostom," the hippopotamus "Knautschke," the polar bear "Knut," and a group of Greenland Inuit, who provide milestones ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Trial of Gustav Graef: Art, Sex, and Scandal in Late
           Nineteenth-Century Germany by Barnet Hartston (review)
    • Abstract: Looking at the cover illustration and title of Barnet Hartston's book, one might think the publication was extraordinarily well timed to offer historical insights on current discussions of sexual exploitation and harassment. The core of the book turns on the relationship between a middle-aged artist and his teenage model, the latter portrayed nude in the artist's painting Das Märchen, reproduced on the book's dustcover. The author, of course, could not have foreseen this potential resonance in his material. Ultimately, the book focuses much more attention on conflicts in German politics and criminal justice than on questions of gender and sexuality. The artist, Gustav Graef, had first been the complainant and ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory 1907–1933 eds. by Anton Kaes,
           Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan (review)
    • Abstract: The editors of The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory 1907–1933 have done an immeasurable service not only to German studies scholars, but to those in film and media studies as well. These notable figures in the field—Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan—are not alone, as their acknowledgements make clear. There is a veritable cornucopia of colleagues in and beyond German studies who contributed to the Herculean effort that is The Promise of Cinema.The collection is more than a mere companion, as one might presuppose, to The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (1995) by Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, and Edward Dimendberg. Rather, the volume is a completely new intervention as the editors and their collaborators have ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Body Modern: Fritz Kahn, Scientific Illustration, and the Homuncular
           Subject by Michael Sappol (review)
    • Abstract: The images created by physician and journalist Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) are very different from the anatomical drawings of Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564). Vesalius's attempts to record the body's natural structure produced accomplished, but nonetheless uncanny cadavers, often suspended somewhere between life and death. Conversely, Kahn's works are conceptual scientific drawings visualizing expressly how the body works through its chemical and physiological processes. He used technological metaphors, configuring bodies as automobiles, telephones, X-rays, engines, and factories in which scores of homunculi operate controls, stock shelves, and drive machinery—as in his most famous image, Der Mensch als Industriepalast ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady (review)
    • Abstract: Tim Grady has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on the history of German Jewry during World War I with the publication of his path-breaking 2011 study, The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory, which exposed how relations between Jews and other Germans did not abruptly end after 1918, but persisted into the Weimar Republic and the early Nazi years, by way of a shared memory culture of World War I. Building on this work, Grady has now produced a comprehensive history of German Jews during World War I, and in doing so, he has made a vital contribution to the field, and not just in the English-language historiography.The last decade alone has witnessed an outpouring ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Colonial Captivity during the First World War: Internment and the Fall of
           the German Empire, 1914–1919 by Mahon Murphy (review)
    • Abstract: World War I was a truly global war, fought on the fields of Flanders and in the Alps. New Zealanders participated in the Gallipoli Campaign, and Senegalese found themselves in the trenches on the western front. Battles also took place in overseas colonies: in Kiachow and German Southwest Africa, while in German East Africa General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, with the help of local askari, kept British troops occupied even after the armistice in November 1918. This is the wide-angle lens that frames Mahon Murphy's Colonial Captivity during the First World War: Internment and the Fall of the German Empire, 1914–1919, in which he argues that "the colonial theatres of the war, where previously racial roles and hierarchies ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler's Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass
           Violence in the Twentieth Century by Thomas Kühne (review)
    • Abstract: Soldierly comradeship has long been recognized as a primary source of combat motivation among soldiers in the field. The desire to look after and earn the approval of the men with whom one serves has sustained soldiers through generations of armed conflict, and comradeship is often associated with the positive virtues of selflessness and sacrifice. In this revised, expanded, and updated translation of Kameradschaft: Die Soldaten des nationalsozialistischen Krieges und das 20. Jahrhundert (2006), Thomas Kühne explores the more sinister dimensions of comradeship. The pervasive longing for community, he argues, not only emboldened German soldiers of World War II to fight on against incredible odds, it likewise ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inheriting Walter Benjamin by Gerhard Richte, and: Postsecular Benjamin:
           Agency and Tradition by Brian Britt (review)
    • Abstract: "The notion of inheritance, that also is significant once again today" (14), writes Walter Benjamin in his 1937 essay on cultural historian Eduard Fuchs. As Gerhard Richter cites in Inheriting Walter Benjamin, this claim is once again significant. Inheritance has reemerged in recent years not only as a concept to account for, but moreover as an appeal to contend with the toxic intellectual and material legacies that insidiously pervade and animate the present. To speak of inheritance today in a North American context entails, first of all, recognizing the encumbrances of cultural heritage, whether the ecological debt of the global North's economies toward a polluted and impoverished global South, the destructive ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zwischen allen Bühnen. Die Jeckes und das hebräische Theater 1933–1948
           by Thomas Lewy, and: The German Jews and the Hebrew Theatre: A Clash
           between Western and Eastern Europe by Tom Lewy (review)
    • Abstract: Hebrew theater is one of the most secular, liberal, and also most critical of all modern Jewish cultural achievements. Initially, it played an important role in the promotion of the New-Hebrew language (Ivrit) in the context of the Zionist national movement. For example, the Habimah Theater was transformed from an experimental stage in Moscow (under the Stanislavski student Yevgeny Vakhtangov) into that of the Jewish National Theatre with support by the German Jewish cultural and economic elite in Berlin during the years 1926–1931. Following its subsequent establishment in Tel Aviv, the Habimah and its Eastern European Jewish actors adhering to Russian theater traditions henceforth dominated the cultural production ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Der Beginn des Untergangs. Die Zerstörung der jüdischen Gemeinden in
           
    • Abstract: Miriam Schulz, currently a PhD student at Columbia University, was in the right place at the right time—the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in London—while working on her MA degree at the Freie Universität in Berlin. It just so happened that Howard Falksohn, the archive director, pointed Schulz in the direction of what she calls "a sensational find" (15) in the archive that immensely enriches "Khurbn scholarship" (10) in a time when we are rapidly losing our last survivors (and liberators). During several months as an intern at the institute, Schulz explored "an until then completely untouched archival collection"—Wiener Library Document Section 532—whose study led to this publication and ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II by
           Mirna Zakic (review)
    • Abstract: In this new microhistory of the German community of the Banat, a region located in present-day Serbia, Mirna Zakić shows that Banat's German minority managed to exercise a considerable degree of agency within the constraints imposed upon them by the Nazi destruction of Yugoslavia in World War II. The volume's thorough examination of the ambivalent position that Banat's Germans occupied in the Third Reich's plans and policies for southeastern Europe provides a new framework for thinking about Nazi rule, collaboration, and resistance in Yugoslavia and beyond. Zakić shows that studying small and seemingly insignificant places—the Banat's Germans were relatively peripheral in Nazi plans for the East—remains a ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Humanitarians at War: The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust by
           Gerald Steinacher (review)
    • Abstract: Gerald Steinacher's revealing study of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) constitutes an important addition to our understanding of the successes and failings of the world's preeminent humanitarian organization during World War II. Humanitarians at War offers a judicious analysis of an organization caught between its ideals and the reality of wartime Europe. Steinacher's examination concentrates "on the challenges faced … during the crucial years of 1944–1950 and the organization's handing of these challenges" (1). The work covers a critical period in the ICRC's history as the organization faced an existential challenge related to its actions and inactions during the war, including the ICRC's ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum: The Paintings by Lynette Roth
           (review)
    • Abstract: The first photographic image to grace the pages of the recently published catalogue Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum: The Paintings is a large black and white picture of the opening of the painter's first major exhibition in the United States. The event took place in 1948 at the City Art Museum (renamed the Saint Louis Art Museum in 1972) and the atmosphere is electric. Eight of the artist's paintings are visible in the background and a large crowd mills about the spacious galleries, emanating a hushed fervor and deference for the acclaimed German modern artist who, due to his exile from Nazi Germany, ended up living, painting, and teaching in St. Louis during his final years.The prominent placement of ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age by Jared S. Buss (review)
    • Abstract: Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age is the first book-length biography of a mid-twentieth-century influential popularizer of science and technology, who is particularly well known among space historians as one of the field's "founding fathers." That fact alone makes this an important contribution to cultural studies and space history. Since Ley was an influential writer both in Germany and the United States, reflecting and negotiating the contemporary Zeitgeist of both countries, this book also speaks directly to German and German-American studies. That said, while Jared S. Buss engages the scholarship of all of these fields, his main goal is to highlight Ley's contribution to the history of science, a field that ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Heiner Müller's Democratic Theater: The Politics of Making the Audience
           Work by Michael Wood (review)
    • Abstract: Michael Wood's monograph provides an excellent investigation of Heiner Müller's pursuit of effective political theater. Timely in its focus on the relationship between media and an audience that consumes or participates in its production, Wood focuses on four different periods in Müller's career to demonstrate both his evolving concept of political theater and how essential the politics of the audience are to the production and reception of art. Wood puts Müller's assumed audience at the center of a decades-long political program to create a democratic space within the theater where audience members could critique and reimagine the democracies and histories, in both East and West Germany, to which they found ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People's State
           in 1968 by Andrew Demshuk (review)
    • Abstract: Demolition on Karl Marx Square chronicles the extraordinary tensions generated by postwar reconstruction in Leipzig—the German Democratic Republic's second largest city—as the regime sought to transform the city into a paragon of socialist urbanism, effecting changes that frequently either ignored or explicitly opposed the interests and desires of the city's residents. In painstaking detail, Andrew Demshuk's book describes the result—if not the resolution—of this conflict: the dynamiting in May 1968 of Leipzig's University Church on Karl Marx Square, ostensibly to make way for a new and modern university campus. One of the oldest buildings in the city and one of the few historical structures left virtually ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany by Alice
           Weinreb, and: Imaginations 8-1: New Research on East Germany ed. by Marc
           Silberman (review)
    • Abstract: The special edition of Imaginations on "New Research on East Germany," edited by Marc Silberman, offers a thematic introduction by the editor, a visual essay, and seven articles by scholars of literature, film, performance, history, and art history. It is thus a multidisciplinary endeavor that not only revisits particular aspects of East German society: communalism in a housing project (Eli Rubin), popular taste (Alice Weinreb), and the medical system (Sonja Klocke), but also East Germany's dissolution and legacy. Maria Hetzer presents performances based on women's memories of the time of political transition, Jake P. Smith discusses the arrival of West German countercultural groups in the East, and April Eisman ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • German Pop Music: A Companion ed. by Uwe Schütte (review)
    • Abstract: As editor Uwe Schütte observes, German pop music facilitates rich opportunities to "reflect on questions of German national identity and the definition of Germanness" (4). Accordingly, over the course of ten chapters and an interview with pop theorist Diedrich Diederichsen, the assembled authors range widely over the terrain of German pop music in the post-1945 era. Throughout, three themes appear in nearly every chapter and are central to the construction and definition of German pop music: responses to foreign (especially Anglo-American) music and culture; debates over language use (German or otherwise); and engagement with the German past, present, and future. All told, the chapters contribute to the growing ... Read More
      Keywords: Theater; Socialism; Memorialization; Simmel, Georg,; Gay rights; George, Stefan,; Gay liberation movement; Wagner, Richard,; Jewish lesbians; Mosse, Martha,; German drama; Shadow shows; Kafka, Franz,; Women in Christianity; German literature; Humbold
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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