Celebrating 75 Years

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Kritik: German Literary Theory and Cultural Studies Series

Kritik: German Literary Theory and Cultural Studies Series includes current scholarship from a variety of disciplines on German literature and culture. We are not currently accepting submissions for this series.

In Babel's Shadow

Language, Philology, and the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Tuska Benes

A comprehensive cultural history of the language sciences in nineteenth-century Germany.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333044

Aby Warburg and Anti-Semitism

Political Perspectives on Images and Culture

Charlotte Schoell-Glass

A landmark study on Aby Warburg’s life and work, translated into English.

Hardback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814332559

Disciplining Germany

Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after the Second World War

Jaimey Fisher

A look at how the discussions, debates, and controversies in Germany about youth and reeducation after World War II helped Germans come to terms with their Nazi past, negotiate Allied occupation, and construct postwar German identity.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333297
eBOOK
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814337431

After Images

Photography, Archaeology, and Psychoanalysis and the Tradition of Bildung

Eric Downing

Examining literature and cultural theory of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this volume considers connections between photography, archaeology, and psychoanalysis and their effects on conceptions of the self and Bildung.

Hardback
Published: August 2006
ISBN: 9780814333013

The Spell of Italy

Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction of Goethe

Richard Block

A study of the lure of Italy in German culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

Hardback
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332696
eBOOK
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814335703

Time's Visible Surface

Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Michael Gubser

Expands our understanding of Alois Riegl beyond his role as an art historian to a pivotal figure in cultural theory at large, while placing his interest in history and time within the intellectual world of fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Hardback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332085
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337462

Fabricating Pleasure

Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Consumption in Germany, 1780-1830

Karin Wurst

Traces how the German middle class created a unique form of domestic culture that fused consumption with high culture in fashionable forms of entertainment.

Hardback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814331316

Words from Abroad

Trauma and Displacement in Postwar German Jewish Writers

Katja Garloff

Examines the responses of German Jewish writers to the geographical and cultural displacement that is one of the lasting consequences of the Holocaust.

Hardback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332450
eBOOK
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814335772

History, Fiction, and Germany

Writing the Nineteenth-Century Nation

Brent O. Peterson

A study of the content, development, and transmission of German identity during the nineteenth century as Germany’s national narrative took shape in historical fiction and in both popular and academic history.

Hardback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332009

Foreign Words

Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe

Susan Bernofsky

A new perspective on the principal developments in translation practice and theory in Germany during the Age of Goethe with emphasis on the work of Goethe, Hölderlin, and Kleist as translators.

eBOOK
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814337356

About Face

German Physiognomic Thought from Lavater to Auschwitz

Richard T. Gray

A critical history of physiognomic thought in German-speaking Europe that traces the roots of twentieth-century racial profiling to the Enlightenment.

Hardback
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814331798

Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography

Gerhard Richter

Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography is not merely the most extensive and insightful treatment of Benjamin 's autobiographical writings.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814330838

The Myth of Power and the Self

Essays on Franz Kafka

Walter H. Sokel

The Myth of Power and the Self brings together Walter Sokel's most significant essays on Kafka written over a period of thirty-one years, 1966-1997.

Hardback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814326084

Peripheral Visions

The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema

Edited by Kenneth S. Calhoon

An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329283

Walter Benjamin

An Intellectual Biography

Bernd Witte
Translated by James Rolleston

This book provides readers with the opportunity to survey the facts surrounding Benjamin's life and assess the interpretations of his texts.

Paperback
Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814320181