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ANN: Update - Bursaries: War and the University in the Sixteenth Century, Belfast, 28-30 June 2018 (Deadline: 31 January 2018)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 28, 2018 to June 30, 2018

CFP: Graduate Conference - EXTENSION - Flanking Maneuvers – Das Laterale Denken, April 13/14 2018, Ithaca (02/12/18)

Cornell University, Department of German Studies
A.D. White House, 29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

#German Version Below#

“Vertical thinking follows the most likely paths; lateral thinking explores the least likely. […]
With lateral thinking, one uses information, not for its own sake but provocatively
in order to bring about repatterning.”
Edward de Bono

Keynote Speaker: Svea Braeunert (University of Cincinnati)

CFP: AHA 2019 - VISUALIZING OCCUPATION: ART, FILM, AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE POSTWAR PERIOD

Call for Panelists for the session ‘VISUALIZING OCCUPATION: ART, FILM, AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE POSTWAR PERIOD’ at the 2019 American Historical Association 133rd Annual Meeting (AHA 2019), Chicago, Illinois, 3-6 January 2019

Session conveners:

Abby Lewis: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Gramer: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Pamela Potter: German Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

TOC: German Politics and Society (Volume 35, Issue 4)

The articles in this issue of German Politics and Society range in topic from the role of ideational factors in shaping German public discourse on the refugee crisis to the Pegida movement. The tropes of romance and family in performances at the Eurovision Song Contest and in recent European films are examined and the contemporary agency of labor relations actors is analyzed. This issue concludes with book reviews.

ANN: MARX200 - The German Labour Movement beyond Social Democracy and Communism

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.

CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 12, 2018)

As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we are pleased to announce the fourth annual prize for an outstanding published

CFP: FINAL REMINDER - Burckhardt at 200 (GSA 2018)

CFP: The Meaning of the Modern World: Bicentennial Perspectives on Jacob Burckhardt

German Studies Association, September 27-30, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

 

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jacob Burckhardt, the Swiss Studies Interdisciplinary Network seeks to organize a panel or a set of linked panels at the 2018 annual meeting of the German Studies Association (www.thegsa.org).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds.
Reviewer: 
Max Kramer

Kramer on Lane and Ruehl, 'A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle'


M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds. A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. x + 349 pp. Illustrations. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-462-2.

Reviewed by Max Kramer (CUNY-Baruch College)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Heinz Duchhardt
Reviewer: 
Brian Vick

Vick on Duchhardt, 'Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15'


Heinz Duchhardt. Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15. München: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2013. 128 pp. EUR 8.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-406-65381-0.

Reviewed by Brian Vick (Emory University)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

A Guide to the Congress of Vienna

Author: 
Andrés Mario Zervigón
Reviewer: 
Kristopher Imbrigotta

Imbrigotta on Zervigón, 'John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage'


Andrés Mario Zervigón. John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-98177-2.

Reviewed by Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Prosecutor with Scissors: John Heartfield and the Photomontage

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Morrow Clark

Clark on Kuzmany, 'Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert'


Börries Kuzmany. Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2011. 406 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78763-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Morrow Clark (West Texas A&M University)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Brody is Always Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'


Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'


David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'


Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-German (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'


Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'


Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

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