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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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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: 5)
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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)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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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)
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: 113)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 11)
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Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     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: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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)
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Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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  
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)
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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: 1)
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  
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 36)
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: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     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: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     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: 4)
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  
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  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     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: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)

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Journal Cover German Studies Review
  [SJR: 0.116]   [H-I: 9]   [25 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0149-7952 - ISSN (Online) 2164-8646
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  • Transmigrant Literature: Translating, Publishing, and Printing in
           Seventeenth-Century Frankfurt’s Migrant Circles
    • Abstract: In 1624, two years after Catholic League troops conquered Heidelberg and many Protestant inhabitants had left town, a modified German edition of Julius Wilhelm Zincgref’s Emblemata Ethico-Politicorum Centuria, titled Sapientia picta, appeared in the Frankfurt publishing house of Peter Mareschall (figure 1).1 Mareschall, who had left Heidelberg for Strasbourg after the siege and was later praised as a steadfast Christian who had chosen exile for the sake of religion, dedicated the emblem book to his brother-in-law, Daniel Bélier. Both men had a migrant past, even before the fall of Heidelberg: Mareschall descended from a Lyon family, and Bélier’s parents were from Tournay; both families had fled religious ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Herder’s Idea of Historical Childhood
    • Abstract: On the occasion of his appointment to a professorship at the University of Jena in 1789, the playwright and historian Friedrich Schiller delivered a lecture on universal history and the purpose of its study. In this oration, he drew his listeners’ attention to the edifying and entertaining “spectacle” (Schauspiel) that the recent discoveries of European travelers in foreign lands had provided to European onlookers at home on the continent.1 Schiller described the results of these discoveries as follows:They show us peoples at the most diverse stages of education gathered around us like children of various ages standing around an adult, who through their example remind him of what he once was and the place from ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transnational Mercenaries as Agents of Argentine National Construction in
           Moritz Alemann’s Immigration Propaganda (1874–1908)
    • Abstract: From the standpoint of Argentine statesmen and entrepreneurs, the 1880s ushered in a promising new era of commerce and settlement. Patagonia had been “conquered” and five southern territories “opened” for occupation.1 The Argentine administration endeavored to integrate these areas into the homeland to exploit their resources and to defend land claims against those of neighboring Chile. Yet, there was a major obstacle to overcome: the limited national budget.2 Despite lingering fears of annexation, the government welcomed foreign companies (chiefly British and German) to establish infrastructure and settlement projects linking the region to national and international networks of production.3 To realize this goal ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Alps as Lebensraum—Cinematic Representations of the Alpine War and
           the South Tyrol Question in 1930s Germany
    • Abstract: Berge in Flammen (The Doomed Battalion), Luis Trenker’s account of his own war experiences in the Dolomites, reached cinemas in the autumn of 1931.1 The film triggered an enthusiastic response. The Berliner Börsenzeitung, for instance, praised the “magnificence of this truly patriotic film.”2 In the Lichtbildbühne, the critic Dammann wrote: “After a few seconds of a tear-filled silence, two hours of utmost suspense, excitement, aggravation find release in roaring applause.”3 The spirited defense of the Austrian homeland that the South Tyrolean Trenker depicted on celluloid stood in stark contrast to the candid antiwar films of the year prior that had portrayed the trench fighting in France. Both G.W. Pabst’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Juristische und Epische Verfremdung. Fritz Bauers Kritik am Frankfurter
           Auschwitz-Prozess (1963–1965) und Peter Weiss’ dramatische
           Prozessbearbeitung Die Ermittlung. Oratorium in 11 Gesängen (1965)
    • Abstract: Es müsste eine Arbeitsteilung geben … zwischen dem Auschwitz-Richter und dem Auschwitz-Dichter. Der Auschwitz-Richter züchtigt, der Auschwitz-Dichter sollte erziehen. Diese Arbeitsteilung ist notwendig, und ich als Jurist sage Ihnen, wir Juristen in Frankfurt haben erschreckt gerufen, mit ganzer Seele gerufen, nach dem Dichter, der das ausspricht, was der Prozess nicht im Stande ist.1Die Worte des hessischen Generalstaatsanwaltes Fritz Bauer überraschen zunächst für einen Juristen: Was sollte der Dichter aussprechen können, das der Richter nicht zu sagen vermag? Und was könnten die Gründe dafür sein? Der erste Teil dieses Artikels arbeitet heraus, inwiefern sich die humanistischen Ideale Schillers in Bauers ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Red Director: Karl Kayser and the Evolution of GDR Theater
    • Abstract: Karl Kayser (1914–1995) was one of the most influential figures in the history of East German theater. As a longtime member of the SED Central Committee and vice president of the GDR Theater Workers’ Union, Kayser helped create the cultural policies that governed East Germany’s stages. As an actor, director, and theater manager, he then implemented these policies on the ground, shaping theatrical life in two major cities. Kayser’s career spanned the lifetime of the GDR: he served as director general of the German National Theater in Weimar from 1950 to 1958, and then headed the Leipzig City Theaters from 1958 to 1989. Over these four decades, his productions sold some 37 million tickets—two for every resident of ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “A White Lady is Like Gold for Us”: Economic and Emotional Dimensions
           of Kenyan-German Romantic Relations
    • Abstract: At the beaches, on matatus (the local minibuses), in shopping centers, restaurants, the post office, banks, hospitals, hotels, and the villages, mixed Kenyan-European couples are an integral part of everyday life in the tourism centers of Kenya. Germans, Swiss, and Austrians make up the largest group of European partners in these relationships. Tall Massai men and pudgy German women, young Kikuyus and Swiss pensioners, rasta-haired Digo men and European widows, poor Nairobians and rich Swabians, up-country managers and Austrian restaurant owners—individuals with distinct and complex histories create bicultural unions that provide a multitude of both opportunities and challenges for the involved men and women as ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler
    • Abstract: The past three decades have seen a very impressive research effort to expand our understanding of German colonialism and imperialism. This interdisciplinary enterprise has brought historians together with political and social scientists as well as scholars of literature, film, gender, memory, and emotions. The divergent approaches have stimulated discussions on the applicability of some key concepts, and they have moved research in a comparatiste direction.This essay attempts to take stock of what has been achieved. Thematically organized within a broad chronological framework from 1871 to 1945, it endeavors to trace the evolution of our empirical as well as conceptual knowledge in the “new colonial history.” It ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Trans/National Study of Culture: A Translational Perspective ed. by
           Doris Bachmann-Medick (review)
    • Abstract: This collection, which came out a conference at the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture at the University of Gießen in 2009, explores difficult challenges as well as fresh ways to create a transnational approach to studying culture that will break away from nation-specific models, especially from the dominance of Anglo-American and European theories and methods. The volume proposes that a translational perspective, using translation as an analytical concept, can open up current areas of research and foster new transnational ones.In her introduction, Doris Bachmann-Medick, who is well known in cultural studies especially for Cultural Turns. Neuorientierungen in den Kulturwissenschaften (2006) ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • China und Europa. Sprache und Kultur, Werte und Recht ed. by Walter Pape
           et al. (review)
    • Abstract: Published as the second volume in the book series “Chinese-Western Discourse,” this volume takes on the ambitious task of examining the Chinese-European cultural encounters from various linguistic, cultural, economic, and juristic perspectives. Nevertheless, readers seeking discussions on transnational, transcultural dialogues between China and various European nations could be disappointed as the vast majority of the volume’s eighteen essays (including two written in English) focus on the cultural differences and interactions between Germany and China alone. The twenty-one contributors to the volume are from various academic disciplines in Germany and China, eleven of whom currently work or have studied at the ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other
           by Debra N. Prager (review)
    • Abstract: Linking representations of the East, broadly understood, in German literature from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century, this book examines various often fantastical images of the Orient familiar to so many Western audiences. Orienting the Self draws solidly from the scholarship on the various German Orientalisms, but it does so in ways that often challenge more generally accepted scholarly views on the topic. The result is an insightful analysis of canonical literature recognizable to most scholars in German studies, including Parzival, Fortunatus, Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Effi Briest, and Der Zauberberg, that traces commonalities in the various depictions across the centuries but also pinpoints the ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century
           ed. by Joanne Miyang Cho and David M. Crowe (review)
    • Abstract: Since the 1990s, historians have deliberated on the transnational as an essential category of analysis, on the one hand tracking the transformative movement of ideas, people, and objects across national borders, and on the other hand renouncing the ethnocentrism of liberal historiography. Drawing upon concepts such as diaspora, translation, and circulation in cultural studies, they have illuminated how the modern world has undergone both synchronization and fragmentation as two sides of globalization in its broadest sense. Germany and China is a rich book that extends this transnational approach to Asian-German studies in general and to the study of Sino-German relations in particular.Illustrative of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kant’s Politics in Context by Reidar Maliks, and: Kant and Rational
           Psychology by Corey W. Dyck (review)
    • Abstract: Reidar Maliks and Corey W. Dyck do the important work of situating Kant’s political philosophy and metaphysics, respectively, in their contemporary context. Other recent texts in this vein are Pauline Kleingeld’s Kant and Cosmopolitanism (2011), James DiCenso’s Kant, Religion and Politics (2013) and Patrick Frierson’s Kant’s Empirical Psychology (2014). In their attention to the historical Kant, these books contribute to a growing body of literature on the eighteenth-century sociocultural and intellectual environment within which Kant was working.Maliks canvasses nearly all of Kant’s political writings against the backdrop of the debates of the day. Between the conservative position of Justus Möser, which grounded ... Read More
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  • Gefühllose Aufklärung. Anaisthesis oder die Unempfindlichkeit im
           Zeitalter der Aufklärung ed. by Katja Battenfeld et al. (review)
    • Abstract: Empfindsamkeit plays a significant role in eighteenth-century literature and culture. The increased emphasis on emotions, tender feelings, love, and friendship in literature in the middle part of the century proved a welcome complement to the Enlightenment’s emphasis on rationalism. Sentimentalism proved enormously productive in the realm of literature, as can be seen in Gellert’s sentimental comedies and Lessing’s domestic tragedies, in the poetry of Klopstock and Gleim, and in novels such as Gellert’s Leben der schwedischen Gräfin von G*** (1747–1748), La Roche’s Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim (1771), and Goethe’s Die Leiden des jungen Werther (1774), among many other works. Culturally, the sentimental ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kleist. Vom Schreiben in der Moderne ed. Dieter Heimböckel (review)
    • Abstract: The eight essays in this volume stem from a symposium held at the University of Luxemburg to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Kleist’s death. Although the symposium was a cooperative venture between literary scholars and the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, only one of the essays—Bart Philipsen’s excellent analysis of Robert Guiskard—focuses on a drama; many of the other contributors focus on performative aspects of Kleist’s prose. As the title of the volume indicates, all the essays in the collection attempt to situate Kleist as a protomodernist author.In his brief foreword, Dieter Heimböckel states that the modernity of Kleist’s work resides in its transgression of moral and behavioral norms (8). He rejects ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Volk oder Religion? Die Entstehung moderner jüdischer Ethnizität in
           Frankreich und Deutschland 1782–1848 by Philip Lenhard (review)
    • Abstract: The continued relevance of the term “ethnicity” in the humanities—with all of its political implications—makes Philip Lenhard’s new book on conceptions of Jewish ethnicity in France and Germany from 1782 to 1848 a timely contribution. Volk oder Religion? assiduously analyzes the various and often competing self-understandings of Jewish communities in the regions east and west of the Rhine, situating his analysis against the Enlightenment, romanticism, and the Vormärz period before 1848. Among the many accomplishments of the book is the way it disrupts teleological readings of Jewish modernity in the European context. Indeed, one of its polemical thrusts is its critique of recent historiographies that appear to be ... Read More
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  • Connected by the Ear: The Media, Pedagogy, and Politics of the Romantic
           Lecture by Sean Franzel (review)
    • Abstract: Lectures are cool again. After decades of detraction from opponents of passive learning and teacher-centered education, the lecture is experiencing a revival. Online tools, podcasting technology, and social media are allowing this authoritative, top-down mode to become a more interactive form of pedagogy. The revolution is everywhere: iTunes U allows millions to audit lecture courses from elite universities free of charge. Giving a TED Talk is a badge of success in any field. Anonymous student bloggers calling themselves the “Münkler-Watch” at the Humboldt University in Berlin have paralyzed a respected professor and created a public furor by posting what they consider objectionable comments from his classroom ... Read More
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  • Die Farben der Romantik. Physik und Physiologie, Kunst und Literatur ed.
           by Walter Pape (review)
    • Abstract: Among the ever-growing list of publications related to the topic of color, Walter Pape’s anthology, Die Farben der Romantik, stands out for its insistence on color nuances, that is, shades and tonalities of colors. It thus distinguishes itself from the wide array of publications concerned with cultural and historical codes of color, such as Jacques Le Rider’s Farben und Wörter (2000), or with the aesthetics and cultural meaning of one color, such as Michel Pastoureau’s histories of green, blue, and black, or my own book on The Culture of Yellow (2013). This volume collects papers given at the ninth colloquium of the International Achim von Arnim Society that center on German romanticism’s vivid interest in color ... Read More
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  • Musical Revolutions in German Culture: Musicking against the Grain,
           1800–1980 by Mirko M. Hall (review)
    • Abstract: Not long ago, the German intellectual historian Philipp Felsch published a book on the heyday of theoretical thinking in the Federal Republic. The book caused quite a stir among its German readers. Largely ignoring theoretical content, it explored the rise (and fall) of intellectual pop stars from Theodor W. Adorno to Michel Foucault, shedding light on the culture of theoretical obsession that had gained ground in- and outside German universities. Felsch’s work represents a well-written, smart, and provocative attempt to historicize the reception and wider impact of theory from the Frankfurt School in the 1960s to the French poststructuralists in the 1980s.Reading Mirko M. Hall’s Musical Revolutions in German ... Read More
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  • Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity by Christine Lehleiter
           (review)
    • Abstract: From the growth of biotechnologies to controversies about epigenetics, evidence of a renewed anxiety concerning the line between biological and social life is present everywhere on the global stage. Christine Lehleiter’s Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity is a genealogical intervention in these debates. Its wealth of fascinating documentary material from the present as well as from the period of its focus (around 1800) is complemented by a central insight: that the problem of the autonomous self and the bounds set on it by heredity reveals that pre-Darwinian cultural techniques and their symbolic negotiations are at least as fascinating for our current worried discourse as are those more familiar ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Trübsinn und Raserei. Die Anfänge der Psychiatrie in Deutschland by
           Dietrich Geyer (review)
    • Abstract: Science and especially medicine play a significant role in the formation of modern states and national identities. It was only in the 1970s and 1980s, however, that social historians began to use the history of science and medicine to explore topics that are not traditionally related to the history of medicine, such as class, ethnicity, and migration. In the last decades new themes of exploration highlight the richness of the field: migration, colonialism, and postcolonialism as well as global movements of people. Nevertheless, most historians do not consider the full relevance of the history of medicine to their work. Dietrich Geyer’s book follows the emergence, establishment, institutionalization, and ... Read More
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  • Secularism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Germany: The Rise of the
           Fourth Confession by Todd H. Weir, and: Antiklerikalismus in Europa.
           Öffentlichkeit und Säkularisierung in Frankreich, Spanien und
           Deutschland (1848–1914) by Lisa Dittrich (review)
    • Abstract: That the place of religion in European cultural, social, and political life changed markedly over the course of the nineteenth century is a well-established fact. A consensus over what this change entailed and how to interpret its consequences, however, remains elusive. In part, this reflects historians’ increasingly critical attitude toward the secularization thesis. Recent research, for instance, has shown that the forces of European modernity could both weaken and strengthen notions of religious community and undermine and encourage faith. Moreover, the churches’ lost influence in such realms of politics and education were compensated by gains in new spheres of activity like social services. This recent, more ... Read More
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  • Theodor Fontane. Ängstliche Moderne. Über das Imaginäre by Gerhard von
           Graevenitz (review)
    • Abstract: This expansive monograph stands out among recent work that brings media historiography to bear on Fontane. Scholars have addressed how literary market conditions affect realist writing (Rudolph Helmstetter, Manuela Günter), how Fontane’s works register transformations in transportation and communication (Joseph Vogl) and recirculate representations of non-European places and peoples (Daniela Gretz), as well as how Fontane’s writing process depends on the collation of disparate medial sources (Petra McGillen). In this ongoing discussion about Fontane’s “medial realism,” Ängstliche Moderne stands out as an overarching, synthetic Entwurf, not least because of Graevenitz’s systematic investigation of visual culture and ... Read More
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  • Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning by Sanja Bahun
           (review)
    • Abstract: Melancholy’s protean character carries manifold levels of interest. There is melancholy’s inherent ambivalence, its first conceptualization already oscillating between being a pathological curse and a divine gift, and there is melancholy’s semantic vagueness, making it suited to stand for existential forms of sadness, social modes of behavior, and mood phenomena in feeling, or a blend of all three. The 1980s and 1990s saw a stunning proliferation of critical studies on mourning and melancholy from multiple angles: recall such formidable studies as Hans-Jürgen Schings’s Melancholie und Aufklärung (1977), Anselm Haverkamp’s Leaves of Mourning (trans. 1995), Ludger Heidbrink’s Melancholie und Moderne (1994), Anette ... Read More
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  • Norbert von Hellingrath und die Ästhetik der europäischen Moderne ed. by
           Jürgen Brokoff et al. (review)
    • Abstract: Wenn es die größte Auszeichnung eines Gelehrten sein mag, dass sich sein wissenschaftliches Werk über die Analyse des Untersuchungsgegenstands weit hinaus als Sprachrohr, Spiegel und Katalysator von mannigfaltigen Zeitströmungen erweist, dann gilt es, Norbert von Hellingrath (1888–1916) als zentrale Geistesfigur der klassischen Literaturmoderne seit 1900 zu entdecken. Verfasser einer Dissertation über Friedrich Hölderlins Pindar-Übertragungen (1911) und enthusiastischer Wiederentdecker des Spätwerks Friedrich Hölderlins ab 1800, entriss er diese Texte dem historischen Vergessen und der Pathologisierung als Verfallserscheinung des geistig Umnachteten. Hellingrath legitimierte Hölderlins Werke als eine die Schranken ... Read More
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  • Germany’s Second Reich: Portraits and Pathways by James Retallack
           (review)
    • Abstract: James Retallack is one of the foremost historians of imperial Germany. He has written important studies on the Kaiserreich, regional history of Saxony, elections, and political conservatism. In this essay collection, Retallack sets out to “rethink real or alleged discontinuities” in Germany’s modern history (xi). He finds that many recent histories are “off-kilter, skewed toward a more positive appraisal of the Second Reich than the historical evidence warrants” (xiv). In eleven essays, Retallack examines some of the most important of these debates about domestic politics and some new sources that one might use to reappraise them. He offers an engaging and insightful look at the effect of Otto von Bismarck’s ... Read More
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  • Murder & Counterrevolution in Mexico: The Eyewitness Account of German
           Ambassador Paul Von Hintze, 1912–1914 ed. by Friedrich E. Schuler
           (review)
    • Abstract: Scholars have paid little attention to Germany’s interests in Latin America before the eruption of World War I. Schuler’s book of primary source material is hopefully one of many that will fill this gap. It focuses on Admiral Paul von Hintze, whom Kaiser Wilhelm II appointed as ambassador to Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Schuler translated three major sources: diplomatic daily reports, Hintze’s diary focusing on the coup against President Francisco Madero, and a second diary concerning Victoriano Huerta’s last months in office. One of the strengths of Hintze’s account is that he offers an unobstructed view into the interests of the world’s powers like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom as well as the ... Read More
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  • Wir Unsichtbaren. Geschichte der Polen in Deutschland by Peter Oliver Loew
           (review)
    • Abstract: In a recent review essay, Michał Nowosielski pointed out that no monograph has been written so far on the history of the Polish minority in Germany (“Polacy w Niemczech. Stan i Perspektywy Badań,” Przegla˛d Zachodni 3 [2012]: 26). The existing scholarship in his estimation is fragmented, descriptive, narrowly focused, gender blind, or framed by the national history. Nowosielski called for a comprehensive history of the Polish minority in Germany from a transnational perspective (26–27). Peter Oliver Loew’s book is just that. For Loew, however, the reason why scholars have yet to write such a monograph derives from the difficulties with its terms: Germany, Poland, and minority (11). All three components of this ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Durchhalten und Überleben an der Westfront. Raum und Körper im Ersten
           Weltkrieg by Christoph Nübel (review)
    • Abstract: Over one hundred years have passed since the outbreak of World War I, a conflict that marked the beginning of “the short twentieth century” (Hobsbawm) and “the modern age” (Eksteins). Unprecedented in its scope and destructiveness, the Great War has occupied scholars for decades. Classic works have addressed a variety of topics, including the sequence of diplomatic exchanges, the motives of the protagonists, and the escalation of the arms race, while more recent scholarship has directed our attention to propaganda and public opinion, the experience of the home front, and the profound cultural impact of four years of war. New research continues to illuminate previously underappreciated dimensions of the conflict ... Read More
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  • Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday
           Colonialism in German East Africa by Michelle R. Moyd (review)
    • Abstract: “Who were the askari, the African men who fought for the German colonial army during the East African campaign of World War I?” (xi). This question is at the heart of historian Michelle R. Moyd’s volume Violent Intermediaries. In her detailed study of everyday colonialism in German East Africa, Moyd captures underlying complexities when trying to explain the askari’s willingness to fight for the German imperial government. More precisely, she “illuminates microprocesses involved in the making of colonialism and empire from the vantage point of the African soldiers and agents of colonialism who carried them out” (4). Moyd’s focus on daily interactions ultimately exposes the myth of askari loyalty toward the German ... Read More
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  • “Volksgemeinschaft” unter Vorbehalt. Gesinnungskontrolle und
           politische Mobilisierung in der Herrschaftspraxis der NSDAP-Kreisleitung
           Göttingen by Kerstin Thieler (review)
    • Abstract: Thieler’s detailed, local study reveals how the Nazi party combined ideology and personal motivation to establish and then enforce control among citizens. While a number of scholars have described the NSDAP’s workings across Germany, Thieler offers us a unique glimpse of the practice of Nazi rule (Herrschaftspraxis), revealing the process by which the party attempted to craft a so-called “people’s community” (Volksgemeinschaft) in Göttingers’ daily lives. Her attention to everyday life and individual experience is impressive, as she offers a social history from the bottom up. Yet the book’s chief strength is that it uses the vantage point of those near to the top of the local party—neighborhood (Block-), district ... Read More
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  • Irmgard Keun. Zeit und Zitat. Narrative Verfahren und literarische
           Autorschaft im Gesamtwerk by Beate Kennedy (review)
    • Abstract: When surveying the literature produced during the Weimar Republic, especially in regards to female authors, one would be remiss to not mention two books by the same author, namely Gilgi and Das kunstseidene Mädchen by Irmgard Keun. Over the past two decades, these works have steadily garnered ever-more scholarly attention and have become widely accepted members of the literary canon, making Keun a household name within literary circles. Yet Keun’s later works, produced during the years of National Socialism and her exile, are rarely discussed in an academic setting. Nach Mitternacht, published in 1937, still fares best among her later books, but many of her other works have become relegated to obscurity, with few ... Read More
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  • Watching Weimar Dance by Kate Elswit (review)
    • Abstract: The theme of expressionistic dance (Ausdruckstanz) from Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany has received significant attention in recent scholarship, such as Susan Manning’s study of the implications of Mary Wigman’s dance on nationalism in Ecstasy and the Demon (2006), and Michael Cowan’s interdisciplinary study of body culture in Technology’s Pulse (2011). Dance historian Kate Elswit’s book, Watching Weimar Dance, adds to this scholarship through her focus on expressionistic dance in a state of experimentation read through the context of its cultural-historical moment. Elswit is sensitive to how the spectator creates meaning in the face of the necessary impermanence of a dance performance. Drawing on archival evidence ... Read More
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  • Arnold Schoenberg’s “A Survivor from Warsaw” in Postwar Europe by
           Joy H. Calico (review)
    • Abstract: The cantata A Survivor from Warsaw, Arnold Schoenberg’s emblematic work commemorating the Holocaust, offers up innumerable challenges to performers and historians, not to mention audiences. Only seven minutes in duration, it poses programming problems for being too short to stand on its own either before or after an intermission, but its somber subject and dramatic effects make it difficult to pair with suitable works. Praised by some critics for its powerful message and derided by others for kitschy devices, it can have the effect of confusing audiences with its academic compositional conception (Schoenberg’s renowned “twelve-tone” method), its jarring sonorities, and the eerie vocal delivery employing ... Read More
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  • The Making of a Nazi Hero: The Murder and Myth of Horst Wessel by Daniel
           Siemens (review)
    • Abstract: The name Horst Wessel is well known to historians of the Third Reich, but as Daniel Siemens explains, it is the myth rather than the man that has been often passed down in history. To remedy this situation, Siemens provides an exhaustive analysis of the various Horst Wessels of modern German history: the Nazi convert, the Nazi agitator, the murdered “martyr,” and the postwar burden. In the process, the author offers answers to many of the major questions of the Nazi period: Why did young men join the Nazi party in the period before 1933? What was the relationship between political violence and propaganda as practiced by the Nazis and Communists in the years before the Nazi seizure of power in 1933? How and why did ... Read More
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  • Thinking and Killing: Philosophical Discourse in the Shadow of the Third
           Reich by Alon Segev (review)
    • Abstract: Alon Segev’s book Thinking and Killing is about the connection between philosophy and Nazism, a theme of obvious interest and much debate. Segev first looks at thinkers who were to some degree involved with National Socialism and are often regarded as severely compromised—Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, and Ernst Jünger—and then examines, quite skeptically, the thought of later philosophers with some relationship to the earlier group, such as Karl Löwith, Hannah Arendt, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. The book not only scrutinizes philosophers or philosophies that influenced or were influenced by National Socialism, but aims to serve as a more general review of the philosophical ideas in some way entangled with or ... Read More
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  • Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews: A Photographic Album, Paris,
           1940–1944 by Sarah Gensburger (review)
    • Abstract: Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews artfully examines an album of photographs taken by Germans plundering the property of French Jews. The album was arranged by Allied occupation forces after the war and preserved by the Federal Archives in Koblenz. These pictures document Operation Furniture (Möbel Aktion), the institutionalized robbery of French Jews, directed first by Alfred Rosenberg’s Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and then by Colonel Kurt von Behr’s Dienststelle West (of the Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories) from 1942 to 1944. This evidence, likely compiled originally by Rosenberg and von Behr as proof of their productivity, showcases the massive theft of everything from valuable art to ... Read More
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  • Inside Concentration Camps: Social Life at the Extremes by Maja Suderland
           (review)
    • Abstract: Die an der TU Darmstadt eingereichte Dissertation (2007) von Maja Suderland wurde im Original auf Deutsch (Ein Extremfall des Sozialen, 2009) veröffentlicht und liegt nun in originalgetreuer englischer Übersetzung vor. Hauptanliegen der Studie ist es, die Vorstellung des Historikers Kurt Pätzold zu widerlegen, dass es im nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager keine “Häftlingsgesellschaft” (Wolfgang Benz/Barbara Distel, Der Ort des Terrors, 2005) gegeben habe, da “Willkür, Gewalt und Terror” den KZ-Häftlingen jede soziale Gestaltungsmöglichkeit verwehrt hätten (4). Dieser Vorstellung stellt Suderland die These des deutschen KZ-Überlebenden und Soziologen Paul Martin Neurath entgegen, der in seiner 1943 an der ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literary Exiles from Nazi Germany. Exemplarity and the Search for Meaning
           by Johannes F. Evelein (review)
    • Abstract: In his recent book Literary Exiles from Nazi Germany Johannes Evelein investigates a diverse set of exile narratives from Nazi Germany, convincingly presenting them as writing that crosses time and space. He discusses exile as a unique and extraordinary condition that might help us to understand the conditio humana itself while offering a fresh and different perspective on life (1). Therefore the author portrays exile as part of a larger, profound narrative that reaches into the past and metamorphoses into a continuum of crossreferential texts by twentieth-century German émigré writers.The study explores five different aspect of the exilic continuum in regard to German literary figures. The first chapter delineates ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reluctant Meister: How Germany’s Past Is Shaping Its European Future
           by Stephen Green (review)
    • Abstract: Stephen Green, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, has had an illustrious and varied career. He served as chief executive officer and group chairman of the world’s third-largest bank, HSBC. From January 2011 until December 2013, he was minister of state for trade and investment in the first Cameron government. He is chair of the Natural History Museum in London. When it comes to the writing of German history, however, he is, in his own words, an “amateur without any claim to be an academic specialist” (321). While Green may lack training as a historian, he is exceptionally well read, as his account of some two thousand years of German history demonstrates. Drawing on historical scholarship and his knowledge of literature ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sociability and Its Enemies: German Political Theory after 1945 by Jakob
           Norberg (review)
    • Abstract: In 1910, Georg Simmel gave a lecture at the First Annual Meeting of German Sociologists. It was entitled “Soziologie der Geselligkeit,” or sociology of sociability. Simmel depicted sociability as being located between what Ferdinand Tönnies had called Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, and what Max Weber would term Vergemeinschaftung and Vergesellschaftung a few years after Simmel’s lecture. Simmel associated sociability with free-floating forms of association, encumbered by neither concerns for conviviality for the sake of affirming communal bonds (Gemeinschaft) nor attempts to attain personal goals or facilitate certain outcomes (Gesellschaft). For Simmel, sociability was play, and therefore it was a practice of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The People’s Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany by
           Alan McDougall (review)
    • Abstract: In The People’s Game, Alan McDougall analyzes football in order to explore relations between state and society in socialist East Germany. Rejecting a dichotomized state-versus-society model, McDougall makes three principal arguments about how the study of football illuminates everyday life in East Germany. First, football constituted a site of Eigen-Sinn (self-assertion) for East German citizens, enabling them to cultivate identities—individual, local, regional, national, and international—which both contradicted and sometimes existed alongside the identities laid out for them by the state. Second, football showcased the state’s limits and dysfunctionality, especially as it often failed to direct football towards ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Remembering Africa: The Rediscovery of Colonialism in Contemporary German
           Literature by Dirk Göttsche (review)
    • Abstract: Der an der University of Nottingham lehrende Germanist Dirk Göttsche ist einer der besten Kenner der deutschsprachigen zeitgenössischen Literatur, insbesondere der literarischen Texte, die sich mit dem kolonialen und postkolonialen Afrika auseinandersetzen. Er hat bereits zahllose Zeitschriftenartikel und Beiträge in Sammelbänden zu Einzelaspekten dieses Themas vorgelegt, die in diese ausführliche Monographie eingeflossen sind und zu einem wissenschaftlich hochkarätigen Standardwerk beitragen, das souverän einen Korpus von etwa fünfzig Texten vorstellt, gegeneinander abwägt, deren ästhetische Strategien aufzeigt und sie in ihrem historischen Kontext interpretiert. Dabei geht Göttsche thematisch vor, indem er nach ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities by
           Randall Halle, and: European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Disaporic Film
           in Contemporary Europe ed. by Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg, and:
           The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities by
           Randall Halle (review)
    • Abstract: Randall Halle’s The Europeanization of Cinema proposes the notions of interzones and of ideational (or imaginative communities) and puts them into conversation with studies of Europe, migration, and film. His volume inquires into what the very notion of what “Europe” might mean: spatially, temporally, historically, politically, economically, and cinematographically. At the heart of Halle’s study lie questions about both the real and ideational space(s) of Europe. While Benedict Anderson’s notion of “imagined community” considered nation building during the late nineteenth-century context of colonialism and imperialism, Halle argues that it manifests anew in early twenty-first-century European imaginative ... Read More
      Keywords: Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Publishers and publishing; Herder, Johann Gottfried,; Alemann, Moritz,; Patagonia (Argentina and Chile); Mountain films; Trenker, Luis,; Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy); Bauer, Fritz,; Kayser, Karl,; Theatrical managers; Theater; Interpe
      PubDate: 2017-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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