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Call for Papers
Date: 
June 15, 2021 to September 30, 2021

CFP (Workshop): Canonical Pressures: German Literature and its Voices of Difference, 23-24 June 2022, Toronto (Deadline 15 October 2021)

The discipline of Germanistik – and, to some degree, North American German Studies – has long presented German Literature as a unified field of study.

TOC (Journal): Medaon New Issue Spring 2021 (vol. 15, No. 28) online

We are pleased to announce the current issue of our online-journal „Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung”. This issue is devoted to the main focus „Jewish Spaces and the Holocaust“ and reception of the Spatial Turn in research on the Holocaust. We wish to thank Alexandra Klei and Annika Wienert, who have been the initiators and act as co-editors. Without them and their efforts in the publication process and the excellent cooperation, this issue would not have been possible.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lisa Pine, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nathan Stoltzfus

Stoltzfus on Pine, 'Life and Times in Nazi Germany'

Lisa Pine, ed. Life and Times in Nazi Germany. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 328 pp. $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-1792-7.

Reviewed by Nathan Stoltzfus (Florida State University) Published on H-German (October, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50613

Author: 
Zoë Waxman
Reviewer: 
Laura J. Hilton

Hilton on Waxman, 'Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History'

Zoë Waxman. Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 181 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960868-3.

Reviewed by Laura J. Hilton (Muskingum University) Published on H-German (October, 2018) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
Andrew S. Tompkins
Reviewer: 
Jan-Henrik Meyer

Meyer on Tompkins, 'Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany'

Andrew S. Tompkins. Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. XV, 265 S. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-877905-6; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-182620-7.

Reviewed by Jan-Henrik Meyer Published on H-German (September, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Manuel Schramm

Schramm on Berghoff and Logemann and Römer, 'The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds. The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. ix + 371 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878426-5.

Reviewed by Manuel Schramm (Technische Universität Chemnitz) Published on H-German (August, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Sara Lennox
Reviewer: 
Robbie Aitken

Aitken on Lennox, 'Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture'

Sara Lennox. Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. 376 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-231-7.

Reviewed by Robbie Aitken (Sheffield Hallam University, Humanities Research Center) Published on H-German (April, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeff Rutherford

Rutherford on Böhler and Gerwarth, 'The Waffen-SS: A European History'

Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xviii + 372 pp. Illustrations. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-879055-6.

Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Wheeling Jesuit University) Published on H-German (March, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Bodie A. Ashton
Reviewer: 
Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski

Rombeck-Jaschinski on Ashton, 'The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871'

Bodie A. Ashton. The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 240 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-00007-0.

Reviewed by Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski (Universität Stuttgart) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50116

Author: 
Noah Benezra Strote
Reviewer: 
Mark Clark

Clark on Strote, 'Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany'

Noah Benezra Strote. Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. xii + 357 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21905-0.

Reviewed by Mark Clark (University of Virginia-Wise) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Janosch Steuwer
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Sederberg

Sederberg on Steuwer, '"Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939'

Janosch Steuwer. "Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017. 611 pp. EUR 49.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-3003-0.

Reviewed by Kathryn Sederberg (Kalamazoo College) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50185

Author: 
John C. Swanson
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Swanson, 'Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary'

John C. Swanson. Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary. Pitt Russian East European Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. 464 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6429-2.

Reviewed by H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

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