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ANN: Call for Book Reviewers, Focus on German Studies, Graduate Student Journal 2020-2021 (Deadline 23 November 2020)

Call For Reviewers
 
Focus on German Studies, Vol. 28
 
Focus on German Studies is currently seeking graduate student book reviewers for its upcoming volume. As a peer-reviewed graduate student journal, Focus has been dedicated to providing an outlet and discussion forum for the work of graduate students. Focus publishes original research articles as well as reviews of newly released German literature and secondary literature relating to German Studies. 
 

CFP (Journal): Focus on German Studies, Graduate Student Journal Volume 28, 2020-2021 (Deadline 4 December 2020)

Focus on German Studies is an annually published journal which features the original scholarship of graduate students. We are currently seeking articles for publication for the 28th volume.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hedda Kalshoven, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. Mikkel Dack

Dack on Kalshoven, 'Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany'

Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.

Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary) Published on H-German (May, 2016) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Family under the Shadow of Dictatorship and War

Author: 
Sean A. Forner
Reviewer: 
Christina Morina

Morina on Forner, 'German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945'

Sean A. Forner. German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii +383 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04957-4.

Reviewed by Christina Morina (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena) Published on H-German (April, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Envisioning Democracy: German Intellectuals and the Quest for Democratic Renewal in Postwar German

Author: 
Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Baschera and Gordon and Moser, 'Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich'

Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds. Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 320 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-9405-2.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Independent Scholar) Published on H-German (March, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Informative Contributions to the Intellectual History of Post-Zwinglian Zurich

Author: 
Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft
Reviewer: 
Kira Thurman

Thurman on Aitken and Rosenhaft, 'Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960'

Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft. Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 379 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04136-3.

Reviewed by Kira Thurman (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (February, 2016) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

The Rise and Fall of a Black Community in German History

Author: 
Gordon Martel
Reviewer: 
Karl Hjembo

Hjembo on Martel, 'The Month That Changed the World: July 1914'

Gordon Martel. The Month That Changed the World: July 1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 512 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-966538-9.

Reviewed by Karl Hjembo (Independent Scholar) Published on H-German (January, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Diplomatic Struggle and the Resulting Great War

Author: 
Michael H. Kater
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Kater, 'Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present'

Michael H. Kater. Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 480 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University) Published on H-German (January, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Shades of Goethe--and of Hitler: A History of [the town of] Weimar

Author: 
Patrick Merziger
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey J. Giles

Giles on Merziger, 'Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945'

Patrick Merziger. Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 407 pp. $87.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-515-09355-2.

Reviewed by Geoffrey J. Giles (University of Florida) Published on H-German (December, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dirk Bönker

Bönker on Cho and Crowe, 'Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century'

Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds. Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43846-1.

Reviewed by Dirk Bönker (Duke University) Published on H-German (October, 2015) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Sino-German Studies

Author: 
Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Laqua-O'Donnell, 'Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster'

Simone Laqua-O'Donnell. Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster. Oxford Historical Monographs Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 240 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-968331-4.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University) Published on H-German (September, 2015) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Trent and Its Limitations

Author: 
Jonathan Steinberg
Reviewer: 
Stephen Morgan

Morgan on Steinberg, 'Bismarck: A Life'

Jonathan Steinberg. Bismarck: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 577 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-978252-9; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959901-1; ISBN 978-0-19-997539-6.

Reviewed by Stephen Morgan (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-German (September, 2015) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Bismarck and the Power of Personality

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