From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich
Examines literature and art to reveal the German genocidal gaze in Africa and the Holocaust.
DEFA Fairy-Tale Films
The first comprehensive, critical, book-length treatment of the live-action fairy-tale films from former East Germany.
Examines how uncanny films of the Weimar Republic engage with and respond to changing gender norms and women’s emancipation.
German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Analyzes a diverse body of films and investigates the renaissance that has taken place in German cinema since the turn of the twenty-first century.
Language, Philology, and the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Germany
A comprehensive cultural history of the language sciences in nineteenth-century Germany.
Political Perspectives on Images and Culture
A landmark study on Aby Warburg’s life and work, translated into English.
Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after the Second World War
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.
Photography, Archaeology, and Psychoanalysis and the Tradition of Bildung
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.
Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction of Goethe
A study of the lure of Italy in German culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
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.
Writing the Nineteenth-Century Nation
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.
Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Consumption in Germany, 1780-1830
Traces how the German middle class created a unique form of domestic culture that fused consumption with high culture in fashionable forms of entertainment.
Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe
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.
Trauma and Displacement in Postwar German Jewish Writers
Examines the responses of German Jewish writers to the geographical and cultural displacement that is one of the lasting consequences of the Holocaust.
German Physiognomic Thought from Lavater to Auschwitz
A critical history of physiognomic thought in German-speaking Europe that traces the roots of twentieth-century racial profiling to the Enlightenment.
German Popular Film in Perspective
Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.
The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933
Now available in paperback, this book delivers a comprehensive one-volume account of the political history of Jews as a significant minority within Imperial Germany.
Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography is not merely the most extensive and insightful treatment of Benjamin 's autobiographical writings.
Essays on Franz Kafka
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.
The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema
An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.