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ANN: Call for Fellows, 20th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization (February 2015)

20th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University
(Evanston, Illinois, June 21 to July 2, 2015)
Call for Fellows
 

CFP: Deadline Extended for Alterity, Resistance, and Social Change: Marxist and Postmarxist Approaches (February 2015)

Open Call for Papers sponsored by the GSA Interdisciplinary German Socialisms Network

for the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., October 1-4, 2015.

New Deadline: February 1, 2015

 

Alterity, Resistance, and Social Change: Marxist and Postmarxist Approaches

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Re: QUERY: Bernhard von Bülow’s Hammer or Anvil speech, 11 December 1899

A search of Worldcat.org reveals two books of speeches in English translation:

(1) Viebrock, Helmut, William Ewart Gladstone, Bernhard Bülow, Joseph Chamberlain, and Asa Briggs. Rhetorik Und Weltpolitik Eine Interdisziplinare Untersuchung Politischer Reden = Rhetoric and World Politics : an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Political Speeches. Wiesbaden: F. Steiner, 1974.

(2) Stresemann, Gustav, and Rochus Rheinbaben. Essays and Speeches on Various Subjects. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1968.

CFP: Swiss Studies Seminar with Georg Kreis, GSA Annual Meeting (January 2015)

The Swiss Studies Network of the German Studies Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a seminar with Georg Kreis on the Swiss past and present at this fall's annual GSA conference (October 1-4, Washington, DC).  A full description follows later in this post.  Interested persons should apply via the GSA's website (https://www.thegsa.org/news/index.html#Seminars2015) by January 30, 2015.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hans Sarkowicz
Reviewer: 
Peter Paret

Paret on Sarkowicz, 'Hitlers Künstler: Die Kultur im Dienst des Nationalsozialismus'

Hans Sarkowicz. Hitlers Künstler: Die Kultur im Dienst des Nationalsozialismus. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 2004. 453 S. EUR 24.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-458-17203-1.

Reviewed by Peter Paret (School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Art in Support of Dictatorship

Author: 
Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg
Reviewer: 
James Bjork

Bjork on Borodziej and Lemberg, '"Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien)'

Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg. "Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien). Marburg: Herder-Institut Verlag, 2003. VIII + 768 S. + 8 s/w Abb. EUR 75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-87969-294-1.

Reviewed by James Bjork (Department of History, King's College, London) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
John Zilcosky
Reviewer: 
Katherine Arens

Arens on Zilcosky, 'Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing'

John Zilcosky. Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. xvi + 289 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-23281-8.

Reviewed by Katherine Arens (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

In Praise of Armchair Travel: Imagined Geography as Cultural Critique

Author: 
Volkmar ZÖ¼hlsdorff
Reviewer: 
Deborah Vietor-Englaender

Vietor-Englaender on ZÖ¼hlsdorff, 'Hitler's Exiles: The German Cultural Resistance in America and Europe'

Volkmar ZÖ¼hlsdorff. Hitler's Exiles: The German Cultural Resistance in America and Europe. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. xv + 240 pp. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-7324-0.

Reviewed by Deborah Vietor-Englaender (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

To Keep Reminding the World that Hitler Was Not Identical with Germany

Author: 
Wieland Held, Siegfried Hoyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Held and Hoyer, 'Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer'

Wieland Held, Siegfried Hoyer, eds. Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer. ntzer-Ausgabe: Kritische Gesamtausgabe. Leipzig: Verlag der Sächsichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (in Kommission bei der Evangelischen Verlagsanstalt Leipzig), 2004. 294 pp.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Satan from Allstedt or God's Warrior?: Third-Person Perspectives on Thomas MÖ¼ntzer

Author: 
Gustav Mahler
Reviewer: 
Erika Quinn

Quinn on Feder, 'Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis' and Mahler, 'Letters to His Wife'

Stuart Feder. Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 353 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10340-3.Gustav Mahler. Letters to His Wife. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. xxvii + 431 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4340-4.

Author: 
Matheus Miller
Reviewer: 
Robert S. Bledsoe

Bledsoe on Miller, 'Die Aufzeichnungen des Matheus Miller: Das Leben eines Augsburger Kaufmanns im 17. Jahrhundert'

Matheus Miller. Die Aufzeichnungen des Matheus Miller: Das Leben eines Augsburger Kaufmanns im 17. Jahrhundert. Augsburg: WiÖŸner Verlag, 2003. ix + 214 pp. EUR 19.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-89639-381-4.

Reviewed by Robert S. Bledsoe (Department of English and Foreign Languages, Augusta State University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Networking in Seventeenth-Century Augsburg

Author: 
Franz W. Kersting
Reviewer: 
Jason Crouthamel

Crouthamel on Kersting, 'Psychiatriereform als Gesellschaftsreform: Die Hypothek des Nationalsozialismus und der Aufbruch der sechziger Jahre'

Franz W. Kersting. Psychiatriereform als Gesellschaftsreform: Die Hypothek des Nationalsozialismus und der Aufbruch der sechziger Jahre. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2003. 293 S. EUR 38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-79619-6.

Reviewed by Jason Crouthamel (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

The Reconstruction of German Psychiatry after 1945

Author: 
Alison I. Beach
Reviewer: 
Martha Newman

Newman on Beach, 'Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria'

Alison I. Beach. Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xiv + 198 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-79243-1.

Reviewed by Martha Newman (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
Nils H. Roemer
Reviewer: 
Anthony Kauders

Kauders on Roemer, 'Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith'

Nils H. Roemer. Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. 251 S. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-21170-7.

Reviewed by Anthony Kauders (Department of History, Keele University) Published on H-German (February, 2006)

History as Faith? Jewish History and German Jews in the 19th Century

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