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Thomas Mann's War by In Thomas Mann's War, Tobias Boes traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author became one of America's most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. As Boes shows, Mann undertook successful lecture tours of the country and penned widely-read articles that alerted US audiences and readers to the dangers of complacency in the face of Nazism's existential threat.
Call Number: PT 2625 .A44 Z54256 2019
Publication Date: 2019-11-15
Readings in the Anthropocene by
Publication Date: 2019-03-21
The essays in this volume bring German culture to bear on what it means to live in the Anthropocene from a historical, ethical, and aesthetic perspective.
Goethe's Poetry and the Philosophy of Nature by
Call Number: PT 1906 .S235
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, philosophy and theology come under increasing pressure owing to the emergence of the modern sciences. The collection Gott und Welt is Goethe's poetic contribution to this conflict, in which an alternative to orthodox Christianity was being sought.
Mad Mädchen by
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Offers an incisive analysis of trans-generational debates in German feminism as represented in German literature, film, and media.
Call Number: PT 2051 .S2413 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
Safranski's Goethe: Life as a Work of Art is the first definitive biography in a generation to tell the larger-than-life story of the writer considered to be the Shakespeare of German literature. Drawing upon the trove of letters, diaries, and notebooks Goethe left behind, as well as correspondence and criticism from Goethe's contemporaries, Safranski weaves a rich tale of Europe in the throes of revolution and of the man whose ideas heralded a new era. Safranski shows that reading Goethe affords not simply an encounter with a literary virtuoso but an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the human condition.
Protest and reform in German literature and visual culture, 1871-1918 by
Call Number: PT 395 .P68 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The essays in this book provide insights into the artistic expressions of protest and the imaginative constructions of alternative social worlds around 1900.
Envisioning Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture by
Call Number: PT 405 .E59 2015
This collection of new essays explores how contemporary German-language literary, dramatic, filmic, musical, and street artists are grappling with social-justice issues that affect Germany and the wider world, surveying more than a decade's worth of works of German literature and art in light of the recent paradigm shift in cultural criticism called the "ethical turn."
Goethe's Ghosts by
Publication Date: 2013-12-02
Invoking Goethe's name has become fashionable again. With new methods and technologies of reading threatening to render literature virtual and insubstantial, we have the sense that "Goethe's ghosts" - the otherwise neglected voices and traditions that, finding their most trenchant expression in Goethe, inform the Western storehouse of literature - can show us long-forgotten dimensions of literature. The contributors to this volume take a rich variety of approaches to Goethe: cultural studies, history of the book, semiotics, deconstruction, colonial studies, feminism, childhood studies, and eco-criticism. The persistence, omnipresence, and modalities of the "ghosts" they find suggest that more than influence or standards is at issue here. Each of the essays testifies to the enduring salience and presence of Goethe.
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