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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)

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  • Kleist's Magazines: Archiving the Ephemeral in the Berliner
           Abendblättern
    • Abstract: In the January 2, 1811 edition of the Berliner Abendblätter, the first of the new year, Heinrich von Kleist nestles the short piece "Ein Satz aus der höheren Kritik" (A proposition of higher criticism) amidst excerpts reprinted from Swedish, Russian, French, and German newspapers, bulletins from the war on the Iberian peninsula, and police reports of traffic accidents in Berlin. At first glance, this pseudo-scholarly proposition seems a wry joke, stating that the mark of true interpretive ability lies in appreciating mediocre artworks: "It takes more genius to appreciate a mediocre artwork than an excellent one."1 It is beneficial to confront the beautiful not in its purest form, but rather in a middling work that ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Strange Afterlife of Theodor Lessing
    • Abstract: In the eyes of his contemporaries, Theodor Lessing was an untalented philosopher and an irresponsible polemicist. For most of his life and much of his death, intellectual historians only took note of Lessing thanks to the lasting fame of his detractors. Thomas Mann wrote in his diaries that Lessing's work consisted of "insipid and pseudo-lyrical inconsequentialities."1 "I find it revolting to breathe the same air as him," he noted on another occasion. "May they tolerate the ageing good-for-nothing as an unpaid lecturer in Hannover until he is finally put away to a madhouse."2 The rector of Lessing's university wrote to the ministry of science in Berlin to argue that Lessing did not have the requisite intelligence ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Improbable Twins: The Bifurcating Heritage of Weimar Culture in Helmar
           Lerski and Walter Frentz's Kulturfilms
    • Abstract: Commissioned by the Reich's propaganda ministry (through the Reichspropagandaleitung, RPL), the film Hände am Werk—ein Lied von deutscher Arbeit (Hands at Work—A Song of German Work) premiered on March 3, 1935, at the Ufa-Palast in Saarbrücken.1 Walter Frentz, its director, scriptwriter and cinematographer, conceived his film as the ultimate portrayal of the essence and accomplishments of National Socialism.2 Commissioned by the Zionist National Fund, the film Avodah (Work) premiered three weeks later in Jerusalem on March 26, 1935. Helmar Lerski, the director, scriptwriter, and cinematographer of Avodah, sought to produce the ultimate propaganda film of Labor Zionism, which would faithfully convey the movement's ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Whose Nation': Johannes Bobrowski's Case for Inclusive Communities and
           Equal Rights
    • Abstract: While Johannes Bobrowski was working on his debut novel Levins Mühle in the early 1960s, the model of the ethnically homogenous nation-state stood at the apex of its prevalence. By the middle of the twentieth century, politicians and political thinkers worldwide had come to see ethnic homogeneity as an essential factor of national cohesion, stability, and peace. National minorities were widely regarded as a threat to peace. In Europe, efforts to create homogenous nation-states led to massive population transfers and redrawings of borders during and after World War II. The intellectual architects behind these homogeneous nations were not only totalitarian rulers, but in equal measure leaders of Western democracies. ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tracing the Stasi in the Televised German Krimi: Tatort and Polizeiruf 110
           Episodes as Precursors to the Post-Reunification Stasi Debate
    • Abstract: A film scene set in the short time span between the Wende and the German reunification: East Germany in its final days; West German police detectives Horst Schimanski and Christian Thanner from the Duisburg chapters of the Tatort crime television series are entering the Transitautobahn1 (transit highway) outside of Berlin. On the ramp, they briefly stop by a group of female hitchhikers, but as soon as the girls run toward the car, Thanner accelerates, much to the disappointment of Schimanski. In response to Schimanski's indignation, Thanner emphasizes that the two detectives have "other things to worry about" and that he is, above all, "a little nervous." Frustrated by the situation and the outcome of their ongoing ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Józef Ignacy Kraszewski and the Concurrency of Polish Heritages in
           Dresden, 1960 to the Present
    • Abstract: Since its founding in 1960, the Kraszewski Museum has been a Polish-German binational museum that commemorates the life and work of the Polish author Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (1812–1887). The author lived in Dresden between 1863 and 1883 and wrote the trilogy of historical novels—Hrabina Cosel (1873; German: Gräfin Cosel; Countess Cosel), Brühl (1874), and Z Siedmioletniej Wojny (1875; German: Aus dem Siebenjährigen Krieg; From the Seven Years' War)—that together recount the political intrigues, sexual exploits, and moral and financial corruption of the reigns of August II and August III during the era of the Saxony-Poland Union between 1697 and 1763. These literary works, known as the Sachsenromane (Saxony novels) ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Integration Politics as an Apparatus
    • Abstract: On April 13, 2016, the grand coalition (CDU/CSU/SPD) in the German federal government released a key issue paper with fifteen points to be incorporated into an integration law, the first of its kind in Germany.1 In addition to the legal changes in asylum law that followed the arrival of more than one million refugees in 2015, this integration law aims to manage the refugee population, open the workforce to refugees who have a "good chance to remain" in Germany, and demands that refugees attend integration courses.2At the press briefing for the key issue paper on April 14, 2016, Angela Merkel (CDU), Horst Seehofer (CSU), Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) and Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière (CDU) were photographed in front ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany by
           Scott Curtis (review)
    • Abstract: Scott Curtis's The Shape of Spectatorship expands our understanding of the cinema during the Wilhelmine period by elucidating the many roles it played at the time. Attending to the nontheatrical contexts in which the film medium was utilized, such as the laboratory or the classroom, Curtis compellingly describes how its formal features were understood and instrumentalized by expert scientists, medical professionals, film reformers, aesthetes, and educators. The Shape of Spectatorship thus circumvents more conventional approaches that privilege the cinematic "masterpieces" of the period and instead proceeds through historical erudition. Bringing new sources into the scope of early German film studies while also ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Prekäre koloniale Ordnung. Rassistische Konjunkturen im Widerspruch.
           Deutsches Kolonialregime 1884–1914 by Ulrike Hamann (review)
    • Abstract: This is an impressive book. It weaves together sources from the era of German colonialism with works by Gramsci, Laclau and Mouffe, the subaltern studies group, Rancière, and Foucault to offer a "historisch fundierte theoretische Antwort" (9) to the question of what kind of racism exists in Germany today and why. Hamann challenges the scholarly emphasis on whiteness and colonizers of the 1990s and 2000s and directs our attention to resistance and the subjectivities, theoretical insights, and impacts of Black people.The book consists of two long essays linked by a shorter, middle one. The opening essay concerns the perceptions and statements of two African American intellectuals visiting imperial Germany, Mary ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism by Rebecca
           Schuman (review)
    • Abstract: In Kafka and Wittgenstein, Rebecca Schuman argues that the search for what Kafka means is "sorely mistaken" (5). In fact, "the problems and illusions we portend to uncover, the important questions we attempt to answer—Is Josef K. guilty' If so, of what' What does Gregor Samsa's transformed body mean' Is Land Surveyor K. a real land surveyor or not'—themselves presuppose a bigger delusion: that such questions can be asked in the first place" (5). This exposure of the bigger delusion hiding behind the smaller, more obvious one, and of questions that cannot be asked, is a common thread Schuman finds in the works of Kafka and Wittgenstein—the unusual pairing that structures this book. By reading the two alongside each ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany by
           Nicholas J. Schlosser (review)
    • Abstract: Between 1946 and 1989, American authorities used the frequency power of Radio in the American Sector (RIAS), located in West Berlin, to reach East German listeners and "undermine the legitimacy of the Soviet Union and the Communist Bloc" (1). Nicholas Schlosser's book, Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War Against East Germany, is a noteworthy study of RIAS's role in this campaign, exploring how this "child of the Cold War" (167) became a "political actor" (170) that ultimately influenced East German "political culture" (5).Schlosser begins in 1946, when American occupation authorities created RIAS, and examines news programming from 1947 to 1961, although his scope extends beyond reunification. He ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory by Brian C.
           Etheridge (review)
    • Abstract: Dieses Buch ist weit mehr als eine Analyse und Interpretation darüber, wie sich Deutschland in der Zeit des Kalten Krieges im kollektiven Gedächtnis der USA wiederfindet. Warum' Da ist zum einen die zeitliche Dimension. Brian Etheridge beginnt seine Betrachtung schon lange vor dem Kalten Krieg; das leuchtet ein, wobei Jahreszahlen wie "1607" oder "1683" (17) den zeitlichen Rahmen etwas überdehnt erscheinen lassen. Zu Etheridges Ausgangslage: Die zahlreichen Denkmale zu Mauerbau und Holocaust bieten ihm zufolge Antworten, mit denen sich innenpolitische und internationale Wirklichkeiten ein- oder abzugrenzen ließen. Auch wenn die Verbreitung dieser Denkmale und Erinnerungsorte natürlich und ihre Bedeutung ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Holocaust versus Wehrmacht: How Hitler's "Final Solution" Undermined the
           German War Effort by Yaron Pasher, and: The Battle for Moscow by David
           Stahel (review)
    • Abstract: Yaron Pasher's research follows in the steps of groundbreaking studies: Hitler Strikes Poland (2003) by Alexander B. Rossino, Prelude to the Final Solution (2007) by Phillip T. Rutherford, War of Annihilation (2007) by Geoffrey Megargee, Marching into Darkness (2014) by Waitman Wade Boen, Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front (2014) by Jeff Rutherford, and Alexander J. Kay's Exploitation, Resettlement, Mass Murder (2006). These Holocaust historians moved beyond the death camps in the General Government of Poland to examine the role of the Wehrmacht in the war against the Jews in order to pursue the broader argument that the Holocaust played a central role in all German military operations beginning with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Exile of George Grosz: Modernism, America, and the One World Order by
           Barbara McCloskey (review)
    • Abstract: In her 1997 book George Grosz and the Communist Party: Art and Radicalism in Crisis, 1918–1936, Barbara McCloskey examined the best-known period of the German artist's production. While addressing Grosz's role in the Berlin Dada movement, her account focused on his work for the German Communist Party and his subsequent disillusionment with the party and with politically engaged art in general. McCloskey's latest book can be seen as a sort of sequel; picking up shortly before the earlier book left off, The Exile of George Grosz considers the period from Grosz's emigration to the United States in 1933 to his death in 1959. Like her previous book, The Exile of George Grosz is meticulously researched, making effective ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inscription and Rebellion: Illness and the Symptomatic Body in East German
           Literature by Sonja E. Klocke (review)
    • Abstract: The rapid process of the German unification was underwritten with a general dismissal or disapproval shared by the majority of West and East Germans alike of anything related to the German Democratic Republic (GDR). While East Germans were busy adjusting to new money, new laws, and new interpretations of their past, the unification manifested in the restructuring of East German public life. In many instances that meant the replacement of GDR structures, systems, and personnel with models and people from the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). Only much later did the realization set in that some aspects of GDR society might have been deserving of a more thoughtful analysis and maybe even of survival.In her exemplary ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Exhibiting the German Past: Museum, Film, and Musealization ed. by Peter
           M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller (review)
    • Abstract: This fine collection of essays is built on the premise that museums and films share common strategies and that "both engage in processes of representation, interpretation, and canonization that … are necessary to render ephemeral forms of social memory into more durable symbols and practices, thus shaping collective remembering and contributing to the construction of institutionalized top-down memory and historical master narratives" (5). Of primary concern to both museums and films are questions of authenticity, the tension between education and entertainment, and modes of seeing. The first two chapters focus in particular on modes of seeing. Simon Ward applies his theory of the "urban museal gaze" to film and ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation Emperor, 1578–1637 by Robert
           Bireley (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Bireley has long established himself as one of the foremost authorities on Catholicism in seventeenth-century Central Europe. Building on his pathbreaking 1982 study Religion and Politics in the Age of the Counterreformation, which focused on the political role of Ferdinand II from 1624 to 1637, Bireley has now presented a full biography of this important emperor. The new book fills a conspicuous gap, and not just in the English-language historiography. In spite of his crucial role in the first half of the Thirty Years' War, Ferdinand also lacks up-to-date scholarly biographies in German and other regional languages.Bireley portrays the emperor as a likable personality with a happy domestic life, who was ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Die Belange der Volksgemeinschaft erfordern …" Rechtspraxis und
           Selbstverständnis von Bremer Juristen im "Dritten Reich." by Christine
           Schoenmakers (review)
    • Abstract: This book is a local case study of the politicization of the legal profession during the Nazi era. Drawing on case files, reports in the local and regional press, personnel files, contemporary legal commentary, and her interviews conducted with the children and grandchildren of some of her subjects, Schoenmakers sets out to examine criminal trials and the jurists who participated in them: a group of around one hundred Bremen judges, prosecutors, and attorneys, but with a particular emphasis on a handful of individuals, especially Emil Warneken, the de facto chair of Bremen's "Special Court" (Sondergericht). The Special Court's proceedings usually had political implications, e.g., prosecutions of foreign workers or ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Revisiting the "Nazi Occult": Histories, Realities, Legacies ed. by Monica
           Black and Eric Kurlander (review)
    • Abstract: Monica Black and Eric Kurlander have edited an illuminating and well-conceived volume of the latest research on the occult in Nazi Germany, sure to stimulate new debates on the topic. The contributors explore the cultural and intellectual history of the occult, broadly defined to include esotericism, the paranormal, and border sciences in relation to Nazi Germany. Without exception, the essays insightfully trace the changes in meanings and uses of occult phenomena. Until now the best and most convincing work on German irrationalism, esotericism, and the occult, such as the work of George Mosse, Fritz Stern, and Nicholas Goodrick-Clark, has focused on the roots of National Socialism, and thus tended to emphasize the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Rhythm of Eternity: The German Youth Movement and the Experience of
           the Past, 1900–1933 by Robert-Jan Adriaansen (review)
    • Abstract: Much has been written about the German youth movement. Ever since Walter Laqueur's 1962 study Young Germany, scholars have spent a lot of time discussing its institutional history, internal dynamics, and overall role within modern times. Robert-Jan Adriaansen's new history, The Rhythm of Eternity, adds new insights to those conversations by examining "which dominant conceptions of history and time circulated in the German youth movement between 1900 and 1933, how they developed, and how they related to historical representations and to historical experience" (187). In a detailed yet surprisingly accessible introduction, the author outlines his exploration of the "practical ways in which the youth movement attempted ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Antje Rávic Strubel. Schlupfloch: Literatur ed. by Andreas Erb
           (review)
    • Abstract: Der von Andreas Erb herausgegebene Band knüpft thematisch an Antje Rávic Strubels Poetik-Vorlesung Schlupfloch: Literatur an. Strubel hielt diese im Juni 2013 im Rahmen der Poet in Residence Reihe an der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Die Anthologie beinhaltet Andreas Erbs Einführung der Poetik-Vorlesung 2013, zwei Poetik-Vorlesungen der Autorin sowie sieben wissenschaftliche Essays (im Band genannt Essays) und zwei Interviews mit der Autorin. Der Band beleuchtet Antje Rávic Strubels literarisches Werk multiperspektivisch und kombiniert so überzeugend poetologische Selbstreflektionen der Autorin mit ihrem literarischen Konzept und ihrer Rolle als Schriftstellerin mit interdisziplinären Forschungsbeiträgen zu einem ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Germans and the Holocaust: Popular Responses to the Persecution and
           Murder of the Jews ed. by Susanna Schrafstetter and Alan E. Steinweis,
           and: Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany & American Holocaust
           Memory since the 1970s by Jacob S. Eder (review)
    • Abstract: As the generation of Germans who lived through World War II has been uncomfortable sharing their experience, the question whether they had even been aware of the atrocities could never be answered with certainty. Two recent books provide new insight into this question; the first, The Germans and the Holocaust, is based on a symposium held at the University of Vermont in 2012. One of its contributors, Frank Bajohr, presents several examples to support the perception of an antisemitic consensus in German society, "a mélange of bad conscience and guilt" (8). The second book, Holocaust Angst, a study by Jacob Eder, explores how this sentiment influenced the West German government's strategy to avoid any public debate ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Emotional State: The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture
           by Anna M. Parkinson, and: Männlichkeit zwischen Gefühl und Revolution.
           Eine Emotionsgeschichte der bundesdeutschen 68er-Bewegung by Stefanie
           Pilzweger (review)
    • Abstract: Emotions and affects have become popular topics of study for scholars in the humanities and social sciences alike. For quite a while, debates have been characterized by a focus on how to conceptualize emotions and affects, not least by asking what natural sciences can offer for our understanding of, to use another term, feelings. Debates about the historical study of emotions thus sometimes felt a bit like a promise: what kind of insights such studies might offer. Drawing on different theoretical approaches, the volumes under review contribute to a now growing empirical body of research on emotions that may give an answer to such promises. They demonstrate how studying emotions in historical contexts can offer new ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • TV Socialism by Anikó Imre (review)
    • Abstract: Anikó Imre's monograph about the intersections of socialism and television convinces across the board as a long overdue transnational inquiry of the multiple continuities of television and socialism in Central and Eastern Europe. Her approach is as simple as it is ingenious: Imre reads television through the lens of genre studies by proposing a generic grid that adapts categories used in research on Western television to approach their socialist genre variations. Doing so enables her to embrace the challenge of writing about television and socialism without relying on discrete histories of national television markets in former socialist European countries. Of particular interest to those working in German studies ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival 1900–1950
           by Paul Ginsborg (review)
    • Abstract: Family Politics examines family life and politics in Bolshevik Russia, the Turkish Republic, Fascist Italy, the Spanish Republic, Francoist Spain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. Weaving together family theory, legislation, social conditions, gender relations, daily life, and cultural production, Ginsborg cogently demonstrates how each nation-state sought a revolution in family life. At its most compelling, Family Politics recounts the lives of families torn apart during periods of extreme violence and describes the impact of this violence on both the large scale, which resulted in seismic demographic shifts, and at the personal level where individual families struggled amid devastating loss.Ginsborg recognizes ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present by Kirk Wetters, and:
           Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinente. Feng Zhis Roman »Wu Zixu«
           als Begegnung von Antike und Moderne, China und Europa by Huiwen Zhang.
           (review)
    • Abstract: At first glance, the connections between Kirk Wetters's and Huiwen Zhang's engaging studies are not readily apparent. Wetters's thought-provoking second monograph traces the idea of the demonic in German literature from Goethe to Doderer, and Zhang's impressive first book traces the idea of the wanderer, the exile, and the Bildungs- and Entwicklungsroman in modern Chinese and German literature. Each book, however, explores a culturally significant palimpsest by building a cluster of interrelated themes, authors, and works to produce an intellectual history that will be consequential to scholars of Germanic literature and to comparatists.Kirk Wetters situates himself clearly within theories of the demonic, showing ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Inability to Love: Jews, Gender, and America in Recent German
           Literature by Agnes C. Mueller (review)
    • Abstract: In The Inability to Love, Agnes C. Mueller examines the representations of Jews and of German memories of National Socialism in a range of fictional works published after the unification of East and West Germany. She deliberately selects novels and short stories that have achieved popularity or critical acclaim, arguing that they may represent attitudes held by a wide swath of the German readership.Mueller's analysis locates either a disturbing absence of Jewish characters in recent fiction, or else a depiction of Jewishness distorted by stereotypes. She diagnoses this situation as revealing, in her title formulation, an "inability to love" either the Jewish other or the German self (20). Of course, she builds here ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • German Women's Writing in the Twenty-First Century ed. by Hester Baer and
           Alexandra Merley Hill (review)
    • Abstract: This engaging, provocative volume insists on a renewed focus on "women's literature" and on the significance of a feminist analysis to reflect critically on gender within a larger discursive complex of representation. Well aware of the potentially "loaded" meaning of the title given its associations with second-wave feminist approaches, Baer and Merley Hill assert their aim to develop "new ways of conceptualizing gender and feminism" in view of their analytical and political potential for German studies.In the introduction to German Women's Writing in the Twenty-First Century, Baer and Merely Hill thus caution against an essentialized, prescriptive understanding of gender, while advocating for placing gender at the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Bekennen gegen den Atomstaat." Die evangelischen Kirchen in der
           Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die Konflikte um die Atomenergie
           1970–1990 by Michael Schüring (review)
    • Abstract: While Christian churches no longer have as much public power as in the past, they are still a significant element in the political landscape of contemporary European societies. However, church leaders and churchgoers are faced with difficult choices when it comes to collective political engagement. A position of neutrality carries the risk of marginalization or complicity, whereas overt political engagement can be divisive and often alienates members who are out of step with the political trajectory of the institution.Michael Schüring's research explores how Protestants faced such questions in the midst of heated conflicts over nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. On the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community by
           Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge (review)
    • Abstract: Philosophical engagement with poetry is a time-honored if hazardous enterprise. The philosophic penchant for abstraction and the clarity of conceptual analysis and argument are hard to square with the concrete imagery and the density, allusiveness, and Vieldeutigkeit of the poetic statement. It is tempting for the philosophically inclined reader to mine poetic work for illustrations of independently existing philosophical positions and to ignore the distinctively poetic qualities of the poems themselves. With full awareness of the risks, Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge has written an exemplary book that takes seriously the philosophical and ethical potential of lyric poetry in general, illuminates the contributions of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic: Production and
           Reception ed. by Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell (review)
    • Abstract: This volume joins an emergent body of scholarship that seeks to disrupt the reductive but enduring understanding of artistic creativity in the GDR as strictly regulated and productive only of art that acted as propaganda. Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic, however, is unique in its scope as the first English-language collection devoted solely to an exploration of art music in the GDR (and, to my knowledge, the first Anglophone collected work dealing exclusively with East German music of any kind).In a clear and concise introduction, editors Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell set out the aim of the collection: to accord East German art music the same consideration recently enjoyed by GDR literature and ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique by Michael Wayne
           (review)
    • Abstract: Michael Wayne's Red Kant is an attempt, as he puts it, "to carve out a Marxist reading of Kant's third Critique" (3). Wayne's central contention in this study is that the theory of art in The Critique of Judgment, and in particular the theory of judgments of beauty and sublimnity, offer glimpses of an "antibourgeois Kant" (113). This insurrectionary Kant is in tension with the philosopher of the first two critiques—as well as with the bulk of Kant's reception in the more than two centuries since he wrote—and illuminating these glimpses involves reconstructing that philosophy and criticizing that reception. Unfortunately, Wayne is not able to make this contention helpful to the forces Marx was hoping to advance.Red ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Grandhotels: Luxusräume und Gesellschaftswandel in New York, London und
           Berlin um 1900 by Habbo Knoch (review)
    • Abstract: Few places better captured the sense of grandeur, refinement, and modernity of turn-of-the-century metropolitan life than its new luxury hotels. Much like upscale department stores, they catered to the needs and tastes of a select few, but they sparked the imagination and desires of the wider society. Habbo Knoch's Grandhotels tells the history of these magnificent spaces, which reflect broader transformations of metropolitan cities and their society between the final decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The time "around 1900" witnessed the decline of traditional social stratifications throughout the Atlantic world and the rise of new patterns of consumption and sociability. Large ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films by Qinna Shen (review)
    • Abstract: Qinna Shen's The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films offers the first comprehensive study of the more than forty live-action fairy tale films produced in the GDR between 1950 and 1989. Chronologically organized and accessibly written, Shen's volume provides a helpful survey of an East German cinematic tradition that proved to be one of the most popular within and mostly widely seen outside the GDR. Despite the genre's popularity and institutional prominence within the state-run DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft) studios, these fairy tale films have been studied less seriously than they should be—so Shen convincingly argues—for various reasons, among them the genre's appeal to younger viewers, its "uneasy ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914–1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested
           City by Christoph Mick (review)
    • Abstract: In Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914–1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City, Christoph Mick uses the method of local history to unfold an interesting and complex thesis about the causes of ethnic violence in the former Habsburg crown land of Galicia. To explain what happened, he writes, we cannot merely credit historical differences among groups; we must likewise delve into how shifting regimes of governmental power reinforced, subjugated, or excluded certain populations along ethnic lines, and further, how cultures of memorialization and national remembrance (sometimes supported by existing political systems, sometimes not) valorized and inscribed particular historical episodes to the benefit or detriment of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forging a Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the
           Enlightenment to the First World War by John Deak (review)
    • Abstract: The failed Habsburg Empire was a great success as a state, providing welfare, infrastructure, and rule of law—things millions of former imperial subjects sorely missed after the dissolution of 1918, whether as émigrés in North America or citizens of the empire's unstable successor states. In his meticulous, highly readable, and tightly argued monograph, John Deak reminds us that the Austrian state's accomplishments did not come automatically, but resulted from the efforts of a special caste of bureaucrats who by and large remained above nationality. Their work meant that the regime in Vienna continued to improve people's lives even when parliamentary government became unworkable.Deak traces these officials' ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The League of Nations and Refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. McDonald
           and Hitler's Victims by Greg Burgess (review)
    • Abstract: "Learning … that the Argentine Republic has been mentioned as a refuge for the Hebrews, I have the honor to let you know that you can discount my country as propitious country for Jewish colonization. We shall not tolerate that our country, where the Jew is an oppressor, strangler, and extortioner of our society, be taken as refuge by the lowest of all races, the refuse of humanity" (62). So wrote the commander-in-chief of the Argentine military, General Rigoberto A. Merai, to Lord Robert Cecil on December 9, 1933, a prominent official serving on the governing body of the newly created High Commission for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming from Germany. Attitudes like this, as well as fears of economic competition ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Imagining a Greater Germany: Republican Nationalism and the Idea of
           Anschluss by Erin R. Hochman (review)
    • Abstract: German nationalism and the Anschluss have not wanted for scholarly attention since 1945. During the initial postwar decades, historians concerned themselves with diplomats and other elite-level actors, and examined conservative and radical right-wing positions. Subsequent researchers, whose work integrated the methods of social and cultural history, expanded our understanding, but invariably concentrated on developments exclusively within either Germany or Austria. Erin Hochman's book breaks new ground with its focus on republican commitment to the großdeutsche cause within both states: "republican appeals to a transborder German national community," she argues, "must be taken seriously in order to grasp the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Krautrock transnational. Die Neuerfindung der Popmusik in der BRD,
           1968–1978 by Alexander Simmeth, and: Krautrock: German Music in the
           Seventies by Ulrich Adelt (review)
    • Abstract: Scholars interested in krautrock have accustomed themselves to a paucity of research on this subject. Although a small number of books on the krautrock movement or krautrock artists have found their way to the market in the last few years, these works almost invariably aim for a general audience. The appearance of two scholarly monographs focusing on krautrock within months of each other and the high quality of these works therefore prove most welcome. True to its title, Alexander Simmeth's Krautrock transnational investigates how the cultures of three countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, and West Germany—and their musics influence one another. The first chapter provides essential background about the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transnationalism in Contemporary German-Language Literature ed. by
           Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei, and Stuart Taberner (review)
    • Abstract: This ambitious collection charts out the concepts that inform the "transnational turn" in German literary studies through analyses that demonstrate the relevance of transnational approaches to contemporary German-language literature "beyond a focus on diasporic formations, hybridity or notions of center and periphery" (1). In an introduction, twelve chapters, and interview with Ilija Trojanow, the authors consider the potentialities of transnationalism, whether as methodology, or as analytical focus on the "plurality of intersecting, and crosscutting flows of products, ideas, and people back and forth over borders" (1). The topics are wide-ranging engagements with contemporary literature, from transnationalism as a ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Faithfully Urban: Pious Muslims in a German City by Petra Kuppinger
           (review)
    • Abstract: Nordbahnhof is a multiethnic working-class district in Stuttgart in which Muslims make up about a third of the population and an even larger percentage of school-aged children. In 2006, fewer than ten people showed up for the ecumenical Christian service that traditionally precedes the annual New First Graders Reception. Embarrassed by the low turnout, community and school leaders decided to combine the religious and secular celebrations in 2007. In that year, the principal introduced a Protestant minister, a Muslim imam, and a representative of the Catholic Church, each of whom welcomed the families and asked God/Allah to bless the children. Petra Kuppinger opens Faithfully Urban with this transformation of a ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Das Handeln der Tiere. Tierliche Agency im Fokus der Human-Animal Studies
           ed. by Sven Wirth, et al (review)
    • Abstract: For the first text in German on the topic of animal agency, Das Handeln der Tiere, published by the Berlin-based working group Chimaira, expectations come as high as they are wide-ranging. As one can see from the proliferating number of publications on human-animal studies by Chimaira and others since 2011, this is a new but rapidly expanding field, crossing boundaries of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, biology, literature, creative arts, and cultural studies. While pioneering work has been done mostly on human-animal relationships, such as ethical concerns in the context of food studies, other areas remain untouched. All the more welcome then is this contribution to the field along with the other ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Revisiting Prussia's Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory by
           Karen Hagemann (review)
    • Abstract: Revisiting Prussia's Wars against Napoleon contributes to a growing literature reassessing the so-called "anti-Napoleonic Wars" of 1806–1807 and 1813–1815, by offering an interdisciplinary interpretation of the role of the campaigns in shaping Prussian (and more broadly German) history and collective memory during the long nineteenth century. Karen Hagemann combines military, political, and cultural history to describe the rise and consolidation of German nationhood in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, and the subsequent appropriation of their commemorative practices for shifting political and cultural climates. This identity politics was driven by a dual process: on the one hand the construction of collective ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism by Lisa
           Feuerzeig (review)
    • Abstract: In her accessible and engaging study of Franz Schubert's setting of texts by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg), Lisa Feuerzeig uses the central philosophical challenges treated by the early romantics to argue for a reading of Schubert's compositional practice as not merely tone painting or emotional expression but rather a complex kind of conceptual thinking. This does not, of course, mean that Schubert himself read the philosophy and theory of the early romantics (which Feuerzeig outlines very generally in her first chapter). Instead, Feuerzeig shows that Schubert's compositional process brings musical resources to bear on the conceptual and argumentative structures motivating the poems. ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls: The Matter of Obscenity in
           Nineteenth-Century Germany by Sarah L. Leonard (review)
    • Abstract: In Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls, historian Sarah Leonard traces changes in the meaning and use of the term "obscenity" in descriptions of certain secular printed texts and images in nineteenth-century Germany, predominantly Prussia (a focus determined by the availability of sources). Leonard proposes that during this period, legal concepts of immorality and obscenity were intricately linked to culturally constituted notions of the delicacy of the human mind and soul. Underlying this connection was the belief that inappropriate publications could cause intellectual and emotional damage, thus harming the individual and, by extension, society. Uncovering the intertwined histories of legal approaches to obscene ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Peripheral Desires: The German Discovery of Sex by Robert Deam Tobin
           (review)
    • Abstract: In the impressive Peripheral Desires, Robert Deam Tobin significantly extends the scope of his previous two monographs; the first, an argument for an emergent "queer proto-identity" in the Goethezeit (Warm Brothers: Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe, 2000) and the second, an investigation of the relationship between medicine and literature in the texts from the nineteenth through early twentieth centuries, ending before the onset of National Socialism. In the detailed preface, Tobin makes clear that this volume is neither a history of sexual practices, nor does it engage in queer readings; it is instead a textual-based "history of sexual ideas" (xv). Accordingly, he is careful to maintain the nomenclature of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kleist, Heinrich von,; Journalism; Antisemitism; Lessing, Theodor,; Germany; Lerski, Helmar,; Documentary films; Frentz, Walter,; Detective and mystery television programs; Germany (East).; Poland; Kraszewski, Józef Ignacy,; Literary museums; Au
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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