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The Genocidal Gaze

From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich

Elizabeth R. Baer

Examines literature and art to reveal the German genocidal gaze in Africa and the Holocaust.

Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343852
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344385
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343869

The Politics of Magic

DEFA Fairy-Tale Films

Qinna Shen

The first comprehensive, critical, book-length treatment of the live-action fairy-tale films from former East Germany.

Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339039
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339046

Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic

Anjeana K. Hans

Examines how uncanny films of the Weimar Republic engage with and respond to changing gender norms and women’s emancipation.

Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338940
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338957

The Collapse of the Conventional

German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager

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.

Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814333778
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336885

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.

Printed Paper Cased
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.

Printed Paper Cased
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.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333297
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.

Printed Paper Cased
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.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332696
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.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332085
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337462

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.

Printed Paper Cased
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.

Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814337356

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.

Printed Paper Cased
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.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332450
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814335772

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.

Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814331798

Light Motives

German Popular Film in Perspective

Edited by Randall Halle and Margaret McCarthy

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.

Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330456

Jews and the German State

The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933

Peter Pulzer

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.

Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9780814331309

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.

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.

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.

Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329283