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  • Freedom and its Boundaries: Johann Nestroy as Political Thinker
    • Abstract: Few political ideals are as deeply cherished in modern liberal democracies as freedom; few are the subject of equally recurring and passionate debate. From the time that the American and French Revolutions declared that all persons possess a natural and inalienable right to liberty, Western understandings of freedom have been repeatedly challenged, renegotiated, and expanded. This process continues today and is evident in some of our most heated policy debates. To take just two contemporary examples: in the United States, an expanded concept of individual autonomy has recently transformed the traditional understanding of marriage; and throughout the West, for more than a decade now—as I am vividly reminded, making ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Franz Roh's Nach-Expressionismus and the Weltanschauung of the Weimar
           Republic
    • Abstract: In histories of the visual arts, Neue Sachlichkeit does not denote a movement of artists joined in a group, gathered around a manifesto or magazine, or even based in a common geographical center. It is effectively a style category invented by critics and art historians to label what they saw as a distinctive trend in the art of the postwar years marking a departure from expressionism; some contemporaries called this "Nach-Expressionismus." In its improvisatory character—as well as in its amalgamation of diverse tendencies united primarily by their reaction to another aesthetic—it resembles Roger Fry's coinage of "Post-Impressionism," which the originators of "Nach-Expressionismus" likely mimicked.1Although the ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Tale of Two Novalises: The Legacy of Romantic Literature in German
           Alternative Pop Music
    • Abstract: The legacy of romanticism looms large in German culture; ever since its demise, this cultural period has been adopted for numerous and diverse political and cultural agendas. However, little attention has been paid to its echoes in popular culture, particularly in pop music, and the wildly dissimilar purposes these appropriations serve. The present article is a case study of two rock bands called Novalis and their adaptations of German literary romanticism. The earlier Novalis was part of 1970s Krautrock, while present day Novalis Deux is part of Germany's Goth subculture. This article argues that both bands allude to literary romanticism to position themselves in opposition to what they perceive as Germany's ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "'Women of Peace' We Are Not": Feminist Militants in the West German
           Autonomen and the Women's Movement
    • Abstract: In 1982, a small, independent feminist press in Munich, Frauenbuchverlag, published a collection of essays by a variety of women activists. The compilation, according to the two editors, was conceptualized as a presentation of diverse feminist voices on a controversial topic: war and violence. Driven by the conviction of a "connection between emancipation and antimilitarism" insisted on by many women active in the peace movement, the editors envisioned the book not only as a way to present feminist voices, but also as a means of stimulating debate within women's political groups and the peace movement at large.1 The essays in the book Nicht Friedlich und Nicht Still: Streitschriften aus der Frauenbewegung edited by ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Sort of Homecoming: The German Refugee Crisis of 1929
    • Abstract: At 11:00 p.m. on November 9, 1929, the Neufeld family packed thirteen bags and a featherbed into their horse-drawn wagon and set off across the frozen Siberian landscape. Kornelius Neufeld had already sold everything of value at a fraction of its cost and the family left at night to keep from being noticed. Their destination was Moscow. Given the immense distance, the Neufelds feared they might not make it past the regional capital of Omsk. The Neufelds were successful farmers who spoke Low German (Plautdietsch), read High German (Hochdeutsch), and were members of a small Mennonite community near the Trans-Siberian Railway. In the preceding weeks, news had filtered through Siberia's Mennonite villages that families ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Berlin Republic Convivencia?: Ethnic Tensions in the Turkish-
           German-Jewish Triangle
    • Abstract: Minority groups in Germany's multicultural society often negotiate their marginalized identities vis-à-vis other minorities. The Turkish German essayist and author Zafer Şenocak has long considered whether Turks are the new Jews in Germany, most pointedly in his creation of a hybrid Turkish-German-Jewish character in the 1998 novel Gefährliche Verwandtschaft (Perilous Kinship).1 The German Jewish author Maxim Biller wrote a fantastic tale about a similar hybrid Turkish German woman of secret Jewish heritage in his 2003 novel Esra.2 Leslie Adelson conceives of such texts as reflections on the "Turkish-German-Jewish triangle."3 The ubiquity of these interminority sentiments that suggest unity of cause comes into ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Objects of Remembrance: Jenny Erpenbeck's Short Stories Alongside
           Contemporary Exhibitions of East German Material Culture
    • Abstract: Almost immediately after German reunification in 1989/90 former East German citizens began to look back on the absent referent, the German Democratic Republic (GDR).1 Initially stories of state oppression dominated memory discourse on the GDR; however, since the early 2000s, there has been a shift toward stories of everyday life. Consequently, a postreunification East German identity emerged in tandem with contemporary memory practices that highlighted everyday life under socialism, with a particular focus on the material culture of East Germany. These memories of everyday life and the scholarly understandings of them tend to prioritize individual and subjective relationships with the past, which are often ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Die Ungnade der späten Geburt: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century for
           Central Europeans: German Studies Association Presidential Address 2016
    • Abstract: I've given my comments the title "Die Ungnade der späten Geburt." You all recognize my pun on Helmut Kohl's phrase, "Gnade der späten Geburt," used first in a television interview aired on ARD a few days before Kohl was scheduled to go to Israel in Fall 1983 to meet with Menachem Begin and then in the speech he gave to the Knesset on January 24, 1984 when he actually did take that trip. I could spend the rest of my time reviewing the phrase and the controversies it engendered—for example, that it did not originate with Kohl but rather with Günter Gaus,1 or that when Kohl gave the speech to the Knesset that phrase did not attract particular attention,2 even though today it's practically the only thing people ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nahbeziehungen bei Hof—Manifestationen des Vertrauens. Karrieren in
           reichsfürstlichen Diensten am Ende des Mittelalters by Jan Hirschbiegel,
           and: The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic
           Language of the Holy Roman Empire by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (review)
    • Abstract: The early modern era is like another country, and as with any country it is the foreignness and difference that makes it so attractive, awarding it a special place in historical and sociological imagination. The theories of Max Weber, Norbert Elias, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas were impossible to conceive without deep interventions into the early modern. For students of modern Germany the works of George Mosse (The Image of Man, 1996), Bob Scribner (For the Sake of Simple Folk, 1981), and Lyndal Roper (Oedipus and the Devil, 1994) have become permanent sources of inspiration. It is not only the fascination with the other but also the theoretical acumen of the authors that has drawn the students of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, 1618 by
           Geoff Mortimer (review)
    • Abstract: At the foundation of this book lies a straightforward, but nonetheless important, contention: that the Thirty Years' War was not the inevitable result of international conflict and the collapse of imperial mechanisms to defuse religious tension in the first two decades of the seventeenth century. Rather, Geoff Mortimer argues that the Bohemian Revolt in 1618, and the consequent expansion of the military conflict across the Holy Roman Empire, emerged from a confluence of events that were primarily local to the Czech lands and contingent on that kingdom's troubled religious and political history. In making this argument, Mortimer is pushing back at "internationalist" explanations for the Thirty Years' War that frame ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pflug und Steuerruder: Zur Verflechtung von Herrschaft und Landwirtschaft
           in der Aufklärung by Susan Richter (review)
    • Abstract: The decline of the "divine right of kings" during the Enlightenment coincided with a practical transformation of the role of the monarch in European societies. Yet as Susan Richter points out, this intellectual development also coincided with famines and food shortages throughout the eighteenth century, necessitating a pragmatic realignment of monarchical power in consultation and collaboration with the landed gentry. This repositioning of the monarchical concept did not occur in a cultural vacuum. As the author argues, it occurred in the context of a global interconnectivity that demonstrated a remarkable willingness of the existing powers to engage with ideas of leadership that derived not only from European ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German
           Enlightenment by Han F. Vermeulen (review)
    • Abstract: The author begins his study with three mottos that guided his research on German Enlightenment writers in anthropology: from Francis Bacon, "for knowledge itself is power" (1597); from G.W. Leibniz, "languages are the most ancient monuments of the human species … that serve best for determining the origins of peoples" (1694); and from Samuel Johnson, "languages are the pedigree of nations" (1773). With this bold stroke, the author frames the history of anthropology in documents that anticipate diachronic and synchronic differences in research understood "before [Franz] Boas" (1858–1942) and, we might add, before Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913). It is in this context of "big history" where we see the author's ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Österreich und der Immerwährende Reichstag. Studien zur Klientelpolitik
           und Parteibildung (1745–1763) by Michael Rohrschneider (review)
    • Abstract: This book develops a number of quite distinctive approaches to the high-level and medium-level politics of the Holy Roman Empire in the middle decades of the eighteenth century, focused on the period usually associated with the consolidation of the Austro-Prussian dualist system and the Seven Years' War. In its most obvious political-historical implications, the central claim proposed throughout this book is that contemporary historical research is still adversely affected by the legacy of nationalist historiography from the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century (13–14). As a result of this tradition, current historical writing on central Europe fails to adequately appreciate the political significance of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Faust lesen, Faust verstehen by Gernot Böhme (review)
    • Abstract: What does it mean to read Faust and to understand it? In the preface to his collection of short essays dealing with Goethe's masterpiece, the philosopher Gernot Böhme laments the fact that Gymnasium students no longer study the seminal text and that most Germans are familiar not with Faust but rather with its various adaptations for theater, film, and television. Recalling the late arrival of the play on stage, Böhme maintains that Goethe intended the text for communal reading rather than theatrical performance and notes that staging part 2 in its entirety has long challenged directors and audiences alike. While students may not learn the classics like they used to and reading literature aloud has been superseded ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goethe and Judaism: The Troubled Inheritance of Modern Literature by Karin
           Schutjer (review)
    • Abstract: Karin Schutjer's Goethe and Judaism opens with an acknowledgment that Goethe's relationship to Judaism has been a topic of debate for centuries. Nonetheless, as she establishes, no clear consensus on Goethe's opinions of Jews or his portrayals of Jewishness has emerged. Rather than try to settle these questions, Schutjer undertakes the much more productive and interesting task of exploring Goethe's "conflicting agendas and the varied functions Judaism served in his thinking" (7). Without trying to minimize Goethe's negative utterances about and depictions of Jews and Judaism, Schutjer makes the central claim that engaging with and working through Judaism was instrumental to Goethe's conceptions of modernity. ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator: Reckoning with Past and Present
           in German Literature by Katra A. Byram (review)
    • Abstract: Katra Byram analyzes dynamic observer narrators, that is, narrators who tell the story of another character. Such narratives question both episodic and diachronic conceptions of identity, the persistence of historical trauma and the longing for present resolution, and the ethics of speaking for another and speaking for oneself. Byram moves deftly across 200 years, analyzing texts from the long nineteenth century and postwar literature of the long twentieth century. She combines narrative theory, historical analysis, gender analysis, and identity theory to offer a smart and insightful study of this genre.The book has three sections: a theoretical and historical discussion of narrative theory, dynamic observer ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer,
           1750–1837 by Alessa Johns (review)
    • Abstract: The basic premise of Alessa Johns's book—that British and German feminists from 1750 to 1837 played a large role in expanding routes of cultural transfer and therefore presented new perspectives on individual freedoms, national characteristics, and international exchange—hinges on recent theoretical concepts of globalism and cosmopolitanism. Scholarship on women's multifaceted involvement in the literary market from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries has occupied feminist research since the 1970s. Prolific studies about the works, lives, and milieus of German-speaking women such as Sophie von La Roche, Bettina von Arnim, Sophie Mereau, Rahel Varnhagen, Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, and Dorothea ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nietzsche's Last Laugh: Ecce Homo as Satire by Nicholas D. More (review)
    • Abstract: Ever since its posthumous release in 1908, Ecce Homo has thwarted interpretation. Indeed, scholars still puzzle over this quasi-autobiography, often marginalizing it from the greater corpus of Nietzsche's writings, sometimes even dismissing it as troubled testimony of his incipient madness. The real problem for posterity (not of course for Nietzsche, who appears to have amused himself heartily while composing this amalgam of self-parody and self-hagiography) lies in Ecce Homo's singular status as a genre-bending text. Put plainly, if not crudely: Just what the hell is it? In more conventional scholarly terms: How are we to read, interpret, and categorize it? Short answer: Get your hands on Nicholas D. More's boon ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sex and Control: Venereal Disease, Colonial Physicians, and Indigenous
           Agency in German Colonialism, 1884–1914 by Daniel J. Walther (review)
    • Abstract: The title, focus, and overall objectives of Daniel J. Walther's monograph are intriguing. According to the author, he "takes a biopolitical and comparative approach" (2) when discussing venereal disease, colonial physicians, and indigenous agency in Germany's overseas colonies in Africa, the Pacific, and China from 1884 to 1914. Walther uses "the lens of discourses surrounding health" (2) throughout his analysis, as he aims to expose the disciplinary measures and mechanisms of social control put forward by health professionals.Walther begins by shedding new light onto complex interactions between male sexuality, prostitution, and venereal disease. He discusses a recorded rise in prostitution and venereal disease in ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Avantgarde und Modernismus. Dezentrierung, Subversion und Transformation
           im literarisch-künstlerischen Feld ed. by Wolfgang Asholt (review)
    • Abstract: The popularity of "avant-garde" as a cultural qualifier belies the ambivalence of the term's conceptual legacy. Connotations of innovation clash with associations of frustration and failure, not only when it comes to the artistic production of so-called historical avant-gardes, but also with respect to subsequent theoretical invocations. Far from offering an introduction, this volume serves as a continuation of scholarly debates about the contemporary relevance of the avant-garde as a concept within and beyond aesthetic spheres; it will thus be of greatest interest to specialists. Edited by Wolfang Asholt, Avantgarde und Modernismus follows two volumes edited by Asholt and Walter Fähnders: "Die ganze Welt ist eine ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes by
           Gabriele Brandstetter (review)
    • Abstract: In the final sentence of her path-breaking Poetics of Dance, after almost 400 pages of insightful analysis of avant-garde aesthetics, Gabriele Brandstetter leaves the reader with the unsettling words of choreographer William Forsythe: "One of the first goals of performance is not to know what one has done" (389). Brandstetter's tongue-in-cheek assessment of her own authorial intent does more than bring a refreshing air of irony to the end of what was originally her Habilitationsschrift. On one level, the quotation rightly characterizes her project as a virtuosic performance, a choreographic joining of once disparate elements from visual arts, literature, theater, criticism, film, and dance into meaningful ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Walter Ruttmann and the Cinema of Multiplicity: Avant-Garde, Advertising,
           Modernity by Michael Cowan (review)
    • Abstract: In Rüdiger Suchsland's 2014 documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses, film historian Thomas Elsaesser asserts that "Walter Ruttmann is one of the most important directors or personalities of Weimar cinema who are yet to be discovered." Michael Cowan's exciting new study Walter Ruttman and the Cinema of Multiplicity counters that claim: Ruttmann is definitely important but hardly unknown. Cowan's book is actually not even the first on Ruttmann—it builds on pioneering work by Leonardo Quaresima in Italy (1994) and Jeanpaul Goergen in Germany (1989)—but it is by far the most sophisticated and differentiated, filling a lacuna that strikes us as baffling, because Ruttmann is far from ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening by Alexander Gelley (review)
    • Abstract: Alexander Gelley hat sich in seiner Untersuchung Passages: Dreaming, Awakening die ambitionierte Aufgabe gestellt, eine begrenzte Auswahl geschichtsphilosophischer Denkfiguren aus Walter Benjamins letzter Schaffensphase vor dem Hintergrund des unvollendeten Passagen-Werks neu zu arrangieren. Die Aufmerksamkeit seiner stringenten Studie richtet sich dementsprechend auf eine sorgsame Relektüre von Benjamins Schriften aus den 1930er-Jahren, die er zu einer Motivgeschichte des Passagen-Werks verknüpft. Die Passagenarbeit bildet somit nicht den zentralen Gegenstand der Arbeit, sondern steckt den Rahmen ab, in dem Gelley in sieben Kapiteln wegweisende Problemstellungen des Spätwerks zurückverfolgt: Ein einleitendes ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution
           in Germany, 1880–1940 by Paul Lerner (review)
    • Abstract: As a little boy, my mother used to read me a story called Zwieselchen im Warenhaus. She herself had heard this story from her mother when it first appeared in 1931. The descriptions of the magnificent consuming temple with its cathedral-like façade, its sumptuous displays, and its long escalators always stayed with me. Having these images of an older era in my mind, I was disappointed when as a child I entered a modern department store with its rather mundane appearance. The glamour and the mystery of the early days of the department store so well expressed in Werner Bergengruen's story of 1931 were chapters of a bygone past by the 1960s.Paul Lerner takes us back to the department store's days of glory. In The ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Visions of Europe, 1926–1950 by
           Christian Bailey (review)
    • Abstract: Christian Bailey believes that the historiography about the origins of European postwar integration is short-sighted and teleological, more a "foundational myth of integration as a linear and solely postwar process" than a complete history (2). So he has dug up some "lost Europes" (2) created by loose groupings of Germans of disparate political persuasions whose thinking began in Weimar, spanned the Nazi regime, and reappeared after 1945. He argues that the postwar integration of Europe owed much to ideas and plans proposed before 1933 and shows that conservatives, Catholics, and socialists all offered ideas for a united Europe during the Weimar period, but blamed the republic's weaknesses and the Nazi takeover on ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Erkenne Dich selbst! Strategien der Sichtbarmachung des Körpers im 20.
           Jahrhundert ed. by Sybilla Nikolow (review)
    • Abstract: This volume on twentieth-century approaches to visualizing and disseminating knowledge of the body is the kind of collection whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Taking shape out of an eponymous VolkswagenStiftung "Forschung in Museen" project, the volume's core contributions present new research related to the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden from a variety of intellectual-historical, medical-historical, museum studies, and media studies approaches. Through these various lenses, the history of this important institution is rethought, illuminated, and valorized in ways that will help North American scholars better understand why this museum deserves far greater attention than it has tended to receive ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Der Ostmark treue Alpensöhne. Die Integration der Österreicher in die
           großdeutsche Wehrmacht by Thomas A. Grischany (review)
    • Abstract: After World War II the reconstituted Austrian republic defined itself as a victim of National Socialist Germany. According to official historiography, the country had been deserted by the international community and had fallen prey to German aggression in 1938. With the exception of a small minority, Austrians had resisted as best they could. From the very beginning, however, this historical interpretation faced questions about the role of Austrians in the institutions of the Third Reich. Most significant was the military. As German citizens, Austrians were subject to the draft. By the end of the war, 1.3 million of them had served in the German armed forces. More than 250,000 did not return. To counter this ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany by David Conley Nelson
           (review)
    • Abstract: Works on Mormon history could once be divided into two categories: "faith-promoting" accounts aiming to strengthen the convictions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and "warts and all" accounts written to counter such narratives. David Conley Nelson's excellent work descends from the latter tradition, engaging a gravely serious topic of how members of the church managed to survive and even thrive under the Nazi regime. As Nelson shows, Mormons became the most successful foreign-born new religion in Germany during the Nazi years. Nelson attempts to explain how Mormon acts of accommodation and limited resistance have been remembered or forgotten by subsequent generations of Mormons. ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis
           by Tim Townsend (review)
    • Abstract: Mission at Nuremberg is the lucid and personable account of US Army Chaplain Henry Gerecke, who after joining the Army near the end of World War II, was assigned to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity. Some of these Nazis belonged to Hitler's inner circle, and Gorecke was assigned to minister to thirteen of them, with another chaplain ministering to the remainder. Gerecke's Lutheran religious identity, along with the fact that he was the son of German-born immigrants and fluent in German, made him the chaplain of choice for the Nuremberg mission. In addition to a record of his ministry related to the Nuremberg trial, Townsend's work also offers an intimate ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Holocaust and the Revival of Psychological History by Judith M. Hughes
           (review)
    • Abstract: Judith M. Hughes's book explores the uses of psychology and psychiatry in some landmark works in Nazi and Holocaust studies. Her selection criteria involved consideration of prominent figures, key debates, accessibility in English, and the authors' attention to sorting out how they acquired their understanding of their historical protagonists. For instance, she examines the psychology of leadership through the early portrait of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper, The Last Days of Hitler (1947), and the more recent, comprehensive work by Ian Kershaw, Hitler: Hubris (1999). Then Hughes concentrates on perpetrator motives through the works of Christopher Browning, Ordinary Men (1993), Daniel J. Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Wir wollten was tun." Widerstand von Jugendlichen in Werder an der Havel
           1949–1953 by Iris Bork-Goldfield (review)
    • Abstract: Like all tales of torture and arbitrary punishment, Iris Bork-Goldfield's book is at times hard to read. Her concern is with a group of young people in Werder, west of Berlin, who actively resisted the authorities in the early years of the German Democratic Republic. Having seen the Nazi dictatorship defeated, they did not want it replaced by a communist dictatorship. At the heart of the group were Herbert Herrmann and the author's father, Werner Bork, born in 1932. Bork-Goldfield makes extensive use of an unpublished manuscript written in the 1990s by her father's journalist friend Benno Kroll; this manuscript was based on interviews, personal knowledge, Kroll's research in the Stasi archive, and reports written ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gender Politics and Mass Dictatorship: Global Perspectives ed. by Jie-Hyun
           Lim and Karen Petrone, and: Mass Dictatorship and Modernity ed. by Michael
           Kim, Michael Schoenhals, and Yong-Woo Kim, and: Mass Dictatorship and
           Memory as Ever Present Past ed. by Jie-Hyun Lim, Barbara Walker, and Peter
           Lambert, and: Imagining Mass Dictatorships: The Individual and the Masses
           in Literature and Cinema ed. by Michael Schoenhals and Karin Sarsenov,
           and: Everyday Life in Mass Dictatorship: Collusion and Evasion Ed. by Alf
           Lüdtke (review)
    • Abstract: The book series "Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century" represents a broad intellectual project exploring modern forms of political rule. This ambitious endeavor had its genesis in the six international conferences sponsored by the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, between 2003 and 2008, and in a seventh, cosponsored by Lund University, in Sweden in 2010. Jie-Hyun Lim, a comparative historian, has led this large-scale effort at rethinking the history of twentieth-century dictatorships. Michael Schoenhals—an expert in Mao's China, coeditor of two volumes, and the only author who published contributions in four of the five books—can also be regarded as a ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of
           Nineteenth-Century Music by Elaine Kelly (review)
    • Abstract: The musical world in the GDR has been the focus of sustained scholarly attention in recent years, and Elaine Kelly's book makes a valuable contribution to this growing body of work. She offers an insightful examination of the place of the nineteenth-century musical canon in the context of the GDR, and in doing so makes useful observations on the East German variant of socialism more generally. Kelly makes effective use of a wide range of sources, including official state documents, musicological writings, and press reviews, as well as musical works themselves. She places herself in the broad consensus of recent GDR scholarship, which blurs the line between state and society, emphasizes the negotiated nature of ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How We Learn Where We Live: Thomas Bernhard, Architecture, and Bildung by
           Fatima Naqvi (review)
    • Abstract: From the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to Ambras Castle in Innsbruck, to the implausible sketches of Austria's visionary architects, to the dungeons and towers of Thomas Bernhard's texts, Fatima Naqvi's How We Learn Where We Live is about spaces and architectural structures—real, invented, fictionalized, and theoretical—and the possibilities for thinking and learning they engendered for Bernhard. An opening epithet from Verstörung (1967) offers the notion of the "Denkgebäude" as a central, recurring concept throughout Naqvi's book, which navigates the intersections of buildings and Bildung, edifices, and edification. Naqvi advances the claim that Bernhard's interest in architectural spaces and their frequent ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy by Charity
           Scribner (review)
    • Abstract: Charity Scribner investigates the enduring influence of the Red Army Faction in several cultural productions that were created both during and after the heyday of the group's activity. In doing so she provides her readers with an account of the history of the terrorist movement but also perceptive analyses of RAF actions as cultural moments. Her study is based on the fact that RAF activities resonated for decades with artists in the German-speaking realm and internationally, even after its disbanding in 1998. Scribner presents her readers with a comprehensive study as she investigates the prevalence of women in both the theoretical defining of the group's views as well as the concretization of those views in ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • East, West and Centre: Reframing Post-1989 European Cinema ed. by Michael
           Gott and Todd Herzog (review)
    • Abstract: In the sixteenth century, a Bohemian artist visualized Europe as a woman, Europa regina, whose head and crown were placed on the Iberian Peninsula, while her heart, both symbolically and geographically, was in Bohemia. The queen's arms represented the periphery, both to the north in Scandinavia as well as to the south and the Mediterranean. Still today, the borders and limits of Europe are contested (and constructed) with changing geopolitical realities influencing how we imagine Europe and where the geographic and cultural heart may lie. With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent expansion of the European Union, the center and periphery once again shifted, so that the geographic heart of Europe may once ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era by
           Brigitta B. Wagner (review)
    • Abstract: Berlin continues to attract scholarly attention. Brigitta Wagner's new book is a welcome addition to this still growing corpus of works that examine various aspects of the city's past and present, often with an overarching focus on memory culture and questions of identity and belonging. Berlin Replayed explores the connections between filmic representations of Berlin and their importance for the emergence of a postwall urban identity. Setting out to understand the "intertwined nostalgic allure and danger" (2) of historical and contemporary filmic representations for present-day interpretations of the city, Wagner, who is a filmmaker herself, reconstructs how this archive of images has been created, used, and reused ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hermann-Broch-Handbuch ed. by Michael Kessler and Paul Michael
           Lützeler (review)
    • Abstract: Based on anecdotal evidence, such as conversations with students and colleagues, I can report that the proliferation of author-handbooks in recent years is not uniformly praised. The criticisms are not difficult to imagine, especially the anxiety about the ways in which these volumes can actually deter scholarship by contributing to potentially outmoded dynamics of authority and canonization. There is also an obvious risk of enthroning a certain moment of scholarship and reception, including its inevitable oversights and biases. Every handbook will become dated, for a wide variety of mostly unpredictable reasons. In the best case, the aging of a handbook would be a caused by active scholarship, which continues to ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Christian Petzold by Jaimey Fisher (review)
    • Abstract: Jaimey Fisher's thorough introduction to the œuvre of Christian Petzold is suitable for scholars and lay people alike. After a brief biography and an explanation of the context in which the films evolved, Fisher proceeds chronologically, beginning with Pilots (1995) and ending with Barbara (2012). Tracing important recurring themes, most notably those of neoliberalism, spectrality, and movement spaces, he makes productive connections among films and highlights Petzold's global appeal and fascination with genre. Interestingly, given that Petzold is associated with the Berlin School, Fisher concludes that "the most unusual achievement of [Petzold's] films," may be "the level of socioeconomic and political engagement ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film by
           Brad Prager (review)
    • Abstract: This meticulously researched and insightful study on contemporary Holocaust documentaries deals with works of filmmakers who seek "new, alternate approaches to reconciling history and memory" (25). The chapters are constructed around the following themes: concentration camp tourism, the influence of Steven Spielberg's iconic feature film Schindler's List on subsequent films, forgiveness and resentment, Jewish survivors and second and third generation families of perpetrators grappling with the past, and the relationship between past and present as played out by the juxtaposition of archival footage viewed by survivors in the present.Prager's discussion of Rex Bloomstein's KZ (2005) and Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zivilgesellschaft im Widerstreit. Konkurrenz zwischen Staat, Ökonomie und
           Zivilgesellschaft in der Realisierung des gesamtgesellschaftlichen
           Gemeinwohls by Reinhard Hildebrandt (review)
    • Abstract: Angesichts knapper öffentlicher Kassen und der steigenden sozialen Ungerechtigkeit in den Industrienationen haben alternative Gesellschaftsentwürfe derzeit Hochkonjunktur. In Zeiten, in denen der Staat immer weniger elementare Aufgaben für das Gemeinwesen übernimmt, in denen ökonomische Interessen zunehmend politische Entscheidungen beeinflussen, gewinnt die "Zivilgesellschaft" (wieder) an Bedeutung. Die Zunahme an Bürgerprotesten gegen Großprojekte und Privatisierungsvorhaben macht dies deutlich.Das Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (https://www.bmz.de/de/service/glossar/Z/zivilgesellschaft.html,2010–2016) definiert Zivilgesellschaft als "einen Bereich innerhalb der Gesellschaft ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Der Souveränitätseffekt by Joseph Vogl (review)
    • Abstract: In his newest book, Joseph Vogl continues his critical investigation of assumptions about the market in modern Western capitalism. Der Souveränitatseffekt extends on Das Gespenst des Kapitals (2010), and deepens critical reflections on the intermingling of economics and politics. In this work, Vogl unmasks the supposed juxtaposition between the market and the state as a fictitious idealization. While critiques of capitalism tend to stress how economic imperatives exert disproportionate influence over politics, these criticisms view the economy and politics as separate realms. It is the very idea of such a division which Vogl attacks. His criticism not only claims that political-economic dynamics currently cannot be ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Die Bedeutung des muslimischen Kopftuches. Eine kleidungssemiotische
           Untersuchung Kopftuch tragender Muslimminnen in der Bundesrepublik
           Deutschland by Reyhan Şahin (review)
    • Abstract: With new regulations on female covering up for debate in Germany and France, it appears that the European preoccupation with Muslim women's clothing continues to grow. These debates betray a public fixation on Muslim femininity, mining images of covered heads for evidence of patriarchal tyranny. Linguist Reyhan Şahin's first book engages the Muslim headscarf as a matter of semiotics, taking it as a communicative medium that wearers mobilize for a broad variety of personal and communicative reasons. Şahin begins by deconstructing common narratives built around the headscarf, contesting its use as a symbol of an East-West divide. The book opens with a brief overview of head covering across time, space, religion, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Die neuen Staatsfeinde. Wie die Helfer syrischer Kriegsflüchtlinge in
           Deutschland kriminalisiert werden by Stefan Buchen (review)
    • Abstract: In 2012 as the war in Syria intensified, Ibrahim, a Syrian citizen living in Ahlen, Germany, telephoned his worried brother, Omar, and encouraged him to flee with his wife and two children. The family reached the Turkish coast in September and hid from police for two days before attempting a nocturnal sea crossing that killed Omar's wife and two children. A devastated Ibrahim flew to Izmir to identify the bodies and comfort his brother, now sitting in Turkish prison. Three months later, back in Germany, Ibrahim awoke to guns in his face held by masked and heavily armed members of German Special Operations (GSG-9), who broke into his family's apartment with battering rams at dawn and led him away in handcuffs. The ... Read More
      Keywords: Boas, Franz; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruttmann, Walter; Gerecke, Henry; Bork, Werner; Broch, Hermann; Petzold, Christian
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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