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GERM1070 Approaching German Culture Reading List

Approaching German Culture, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Jane Wilkinson
j.i.wilkinson@leeds.ac.uk
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GERM1070 Reading List

Primary Texts

Grimms Märchen : Ausgewählt und mit einem Kommentar (1998). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Brecht, Bertolt, Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1953) 

Büchner, Georg. Woyzeck . (Reclam)

Grimms Märchen : Ausgewählt und mit einem Kommentar (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp,1998). 

Kermani, Navid. Kurzmitteilung : Roman . Ammann Verlag, Zürich 2007

Özdamar, Emine, 'Karagöz in Almanya. Schwarzauge in Deutschland', in  Mutterzunge (Cologne: Kiepenheuer und Witsch)

Films

Ataman, Kutluğ. Lola und Bilidikid [videorecording] (1999)

Deutschland 09 [videorecording] : 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation. - Eine Dokumentation. (2009)

Staudte, Wolfgang, Die Morder sind unter uns [videorecording] (1946)

Wolf, Konrad, Der geteilte Himmel [videorecording]. (1964)

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Background Reading

Blackbourn, David (2003) History of Germany, 1780-1918 : the long nineteenth century , 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell.

Carr, William (c1992) A history of Germany 1815-1990 . London: Edward Arnold.

Chin, Rita (2007 ) The guest worker question in postwar Germany . Cambridge: CUP.

Craig, Gordon (c1981) Germany, 1866-1945 . Oxford: OUP.

Craig, Gordon (1996) The Germans . New York: Puttnam.

Göktürk, Deniz, David Gramling and Anton Kaes eds (2007) Germany in transit : nation and migration, 1955-2005 . Berkeley: University of California Press.

Ramm, Agatha (c1981) Germany, 1789-1919 : a political history . London: Methuen.

Sheehan, James J. (c1993) German history 1770-1866 . Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Taylor, A.J.P. (c1990) The struggle for mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 . Oxford: OUP.

C ultural history

Burns, Rob ed. (1995) German cultural studies : an introduction . Oxford: OUP.

Cooke, Paul (2003) How to do German Cultural Studies. In Approaches to the study of contemporary Germany : research methodologies in German studies . Birmingham: UoB Press. ( Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the V LE).

Horrocks, David and Eva Kolinsky (1996) Turkish culture in German society today . Oxford: Berghahn.

James, Harold (1989) A German identity : 1770 to the present day . London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Kolinsky, E & W. von der Will (1998) The Cambridge companion to modern German culture . Cambridge: CUP.

Phipps, Alison ed. (2002) Contemporary German cultural studies . London: Arnold.

Schwanitz, Dietrich (1999) Bildung : alles, was man wissen muss . Frankfurt am Main: Eichborn.

Literature

Konzett, M. ed. (2000) Encyclopedia of German literature . Chicago & London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Sagarra, Eda & Peter Skrine (1997) A companion to German literature : from 1500 to the present . Oxford: Blackwell.

Watanabe-O‟Kelly, Helen ed. (1997) The Cambridge history of German literature . Cambridge: CUP.

Film

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter and Deniz Gokturk, eds (2002) The German cinema book . London: British Film Institute.

Elsaesser, Thomas and Michael Wedel eds (1999) The BFI companion to German cinema (London: British Film Institute.

Silberman, Marc (c1995) German cinema : texts in context . Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

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SEMESTER 1

Deutschland ‘09

Abel, Marco. 2013.  The Counter-cinema of the Berlin School . Rochester, NY: Camden House.

Abel, Marco. 2013. 'Introduction: So This Was Germany - A Preliminary Account of the Berlin School', in The Counter-cinema of the Berlin School , pp. 1-30 (on 'Seance') Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter and Deniz Goktürk (eds) The German cinema book (London, 2002)

Clarke, David (ed), German cinema : since unification (London, 2006).

Cooke, Paul, ‘Contemporary German Cinema: Narrating the Nation in the 21st Century’, in Contemporary German cinema (Manchester 2010) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Elsaesser, Thomas and Michael Wedel (eds), The BFI companion to German cinema (London, 1999).

Hake, Sabine, German national cinema (London, 2002).

Higson, Andrew (2000), ‘The Limiting Imagination of National Cinema’, in Cinema and nation , ed. by Mette Hjort and Scott Machenzie, London: Routledge, pp. 63-74.

Stehle, Maria (2013), 'ASKEW POSITIONS—SCHIEFLAGEN: DEPICTIONS OF CHILDREN IN GERMAN TERRORISM FILMS', Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies  5.2. Available online: http://imaginations.csj.ualberta.ca/?p=5833

G r i m ms Märchen

Bettelheim, B. (1991) The uses of enchantment : the meaning and importance of fairy tales . London: Penguin.

Bottigheimer, R. B. (1987) Grimms' bad girls & bold boys : the moral & social vision of the Tales . New Haven: Yale UP.

Christensen, Peter G. "Margarethe Von Trotta's "Sisters" and the Grimms' Fairy Tales." Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 43, no. 4 (1989): 211-22.

Harshbarger, Scott: Grimm and Grimmer: "Hansel and Gretel" and Fairy-Tale Nationalism Style. (47:4) Winter 2013, 490-508.

Jorgensen, J. "Quantifying the Grimm Corpus: Transgressive and Transformative Bodies in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales." Marvels & Tales 28.1 (2014): 127-141.

Kamenetsky, C. (1992) The brothers Grimm and their critics : folktales and the quest for meaning . Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP.

Murphy, G. R. (2000) The owl, the raven & the dove : the religious meaning of the Grimms' magic fairy tales . New York & Oxford: OUP.

Rölleke, H. (1985) "Wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat" : gesammelte Aufsätze zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimm Bonn: Bouvier.

Tatar, M. "Tests, Tasks, and Trials in the Grimms' Fairy Tales." Children's literature. 13.1 (1985): 31-48

Tatar, M. M. (1987) The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales . Princeton: Princeton UP.

Warner, M. (1995) From the beast to the blonde : on fairy tales and their tellers . London: Vintage.

Zipes, J. (1988), 'ch. 5: ‘The German Obsession with Fairy Tales', in The Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern world . New York & London: Routledge.

Zipes, J. "Two Hundred Years After Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and Their Tales in Germany." Marvels & Tales 28.1 (2014): 54-74

Wolfgang Staudte and the shadow of the past 

Allan, Seán and John Sandford eds (1999) DEFA : East German cinema, 1946-1992 . Providence.

Byg, Barton (1990) Cinema in the German Democratic Republic. Monatshefte. 82.3, 286-93.

Ganeva, M. "Fashion Amidst the Ruins: Revisiting the Early Rubble Films And the Heavens Above (1947) and The Murderers are Among Us (1946)." German Studies Review 37.1 (2014): 61-85

Schechtman, Robert. "The Lives of Neighbors: Modes of Surveillance and Voyeurism in "Die Mörder Sind Unter Uns"" German Studies Review 32, no. 1 (2009): 107-28

Shandley, Robert R. (2001) Rubble Canyons: Die Mörder sind unter uns and the Western. German Quarterly 74.2, 132-147.

Staudte, Wolfgang (1946) Di e Mörder sind unter uns (DVD)

Weckel, U. "The Mitlaufer in Two German Postwar Films: Representation and Critical Reception." History & memory. 15.2 (2003): 64-93.

Ziewer, Christian (1988) Last Words for Wolfgang Staudte (1984). West German filmmakers on film : visions and voices . New York, 118-20. (Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE)

The DEFA Film Library, http://www.umass.edu/defa/

Emine Özdamar, ' Karagoz in Alamanya. Schwarzauge in Duetschland', in Mutterzunge : Erzählungen , 49-103

 Adelson, Leslie A. (2002) The Turkish Turn in Contemporary German Literature and Memory Work. The Germanic review : literature, culture, theory. 77:4, 326-338.

Adelson, Leslie A. (2005) The Turkish turn in contemporary German literature : towards a new critical grammar of migration . New York / Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Breger, Claudia (1999) “Meine Herren, spielt in meinem Gesicht ein Affe”? Strategien der Mimikry in Texten von Emine S. Özdamar und Yoko Tawada. In Cathy S. Gelbin, Kader Konuk, Peggy Plesches, eds AufBrüche : kulturelle Produktionen von Migrantinnen, Schwarzen und jüdischen Frauen in Deutschland . Königsstein / Taunus: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, pp. 30-59.

Cheesman, Tom (2007) Novels of Turkish German settlement : cosmopolite fictions . Rochester, NY: Camden House

El Hissy, Maha (2012) Getürkte Türken : karnevaleske Stilmittel im Theater, Kabarett und Film deutsch-türkischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler . Bielefeld: transcript verlag.

Ergi̇n, Meli̇z (2013). "Emine Sevgi Özdamar's Translingual Poetics in Mutterzunge".  Seminar : a journal of Germanic studies. (Toronto) (0037-1939), 49 (1), 20-37 

Seyhan, Azade (2001) Writing outside the nation . Princeton: Princeton University press.

Seyhan, Azade (2005) From Instanbul to Berlin: Stations on the Road to a Transcultural/Translational Literature.  German politics and society. Issue 74, Vol. 23, No.1, 152-70

Stewart, Lizzie (2013) Countermemory and the (Turkish-)German Theatrical Archive: Reading the Documentary Remains of Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Karagöz in Alamania (1986). Transit : A Journal of Travel, Migration and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World 8:2. 

Georg Büchner, Woyzeck

Benn, Maurice B., The drama of revolt : a critical study of Georg Büchner (Cambridge: CUP, 1976)

Bornscheuer, L., Georg Büchner, Woyzeck . Erläuterungen und Dokumente (Stuttgart: Reclam, 1972)

Büttner, Ludwig, Büchners Bild vom Menschen (Nürnberg : Carl, 1967).

Crighton, James, Büchner and madness : schizophrenia in Georg Büchner's Lenz and Woyzeck (N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, 1998)

Gray, Richard T., ‘The Dialectic of Enlightenment in Büchner's Woyzeck ’, German Quarterly , 1988 Winter; 61 (1): 78-96

Hinderer, Walter, Büchner-Kommentar zum dichterischen Werk (München: Winkler, 1977)

Martin, Laura, 'Schlechtes Mensch/gutes Opfer': The Role of Marie in Georg Büchners Woyzeck ’, German life and letters. , 1997 Oct; 50 (4): 429-44

McInnes, Edward, Büchner, Woyzeck (Glasgow : University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 1991). 

Pethes, Nicolas; 'Viehdummes Individuum', 'Unsterblichste Experimente': Elements for a Cultural History of Human Experimentation in Georg Buchner's Dramatic Case Study Monatshefte fur Deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur , 2006 Spring; 98 (1): 68-82 Available online

Reddick, John, Georg Büchner : the shattered whole (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994).

Zaw, Susan Khin et al. The beginnings of modern drama. (Milton Keynes : Open University Press, 1977) 

Bertolt Brecht, Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches

Bentley, Eric (1981) The Brecht Commentaries . London: Eyre Methuen. (see pp. 23-37 ‘The Private Life of the Master Race’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bial, Henry and Carol Martin (2000) Brecht sourcebook . London: Routledge.

Brecht, Bertolt (1990) Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic , edited and translated by John Willet. London: Methuen.

Busch, Walter (1982) Bertolt Brecht, Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches (Grundlagen und Gedanken zum Verständnis des Dramas) . Frankfurt am Main: Diesterweg.

Esslin, Martin (1971) Brecht : a choice of evils : a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions . London: Eyre and Spottiswood.

Hayman, Ronald (1983) Brecht: A Biography . London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Sacks, Glendyr and Thomson, Peter (1994) The Cambridge Companion to Brecht . Cambridge / New York: Cambridge University Press.

 Speirs, Ronald (1987) Bertolt Brecht . Basingstoke: Macmillan.

White, John, J. and A. White, A (2010) Bertolt Brecht's Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches : a German exile drama in the struggle against fascism . Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010.

White, John J. "Bertolt Brecht's "Furcht Und Elend Des III. Reiches" and the Moscow "Realism" Controversy." The modern language review. 100, no. 1 (2005): 138-60

Willet, John (1998) Brecht in Context (revised edition). London: Methuen.

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SEMESTER 2

Margarethe von Trotta,  Die bleierne Zeit (1981)

Byg, B 1993, 'German History and Cinematic Convention Harmonized in Margarethe von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane', Gender and German cinema : feminist interventions , Part II pp. 259-271 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Gerhardt, C 2014, 'The RAF as German and Family History: Von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane and Petzold's The State I Am In', The place of politics in German film pp. 165-184

Hofer, S 2009, ''Memory Talk': Terrorism, Trauma and Generational Struggle in Petzold's The State I Am in and von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane', Film criticism. , 34, 1, pp. 36-57

Homewood, C 2005. 'Von Trotta's The German Sisters and Petzold's The State I Am In : Discursive Boundaries in the Films of the New German Cinema to the Present day', Studies in European cinema. , 2.2.

Homewood, C 2006. 'The Return of "Undead" History: The West German Terrorist as Vampire and the Problem of "Normalizing" the Past in Margarethe von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit  (1981) and Christian Petzold's Die innere Sicherheit  (2001)', in Stuart Taberner and Paul Cooke, eds., German culture, politics, and literature into the twenty-first century : beyond normalization  Rochester: Camden House, 2006. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Linville, SE 1991, 'Retrieving History: Margarethe von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane', PMLA. : Publications Of The Modern Language Association Of America , 106, 3, pp. 446-458

Mouton, J 1995, 'Margarethe von Trotta's Sisters: 'Brides Under a Different Law'', Women in German yearbook : feminist studies and German culture. , 11, pp. 35-47

Seiter, E 1986, 'The Political Is Personal: Margarethe von Trotta's 'Marianne and Juliane'', Films for women pp. 109-116 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Skidmore, JM 2002, 'Intellectualism and Emotionalism in Margarete von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit', German Studies Review , 25, 3, pp. 551-567

Frank Wedekind, Frühlings Erwachen

Best, A. (1975). Frank Wedekind . London.

Birrell, G 1982, 'The Wollen-Sollen Equation in Wedekind's Frühlings Erwachen', The Germanic review : literature, culture, theory., 57, 3, pp. 115-122

Boa, E. 1987 'Spring Awakening', in  The sexual circus : Wedekind's theatre of subversion . Oxford, pp. 26-53

Bosse, H, & Renner, U 2011, 'Generationsdifferenz im Erziehungsdrama: J. M. R. Lenzens Hofmeister (1774) und Frank Wedekinds Frühlings Erwachen (1891)', Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte., vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 47-84

Del Caro, A 1991, 'The Beast, the Bad, and the Body: Moral Entanglement in Wedekind's Frühlings Erwachen', Colloquia Germanica.: Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Germanistik, 24, 1, pp. 1-12

Friedmann, J. (1975). Frank Wedekinds Dramen nach 1900 : eine Untersuchung zur Erkenntnisfunktion seiner Dramen . Stuttgart

Gerlach, UH 1985, 'Wer is der 'vermummte Herr' in Wedekinds Frühlings Erwachen? ', Maske und Kothurn.: Internationale Beitrage Zur Theaterwissenschaft, 31, 1-4, pp. 101-111

Gittleman, S, (1969). Frank Wedekind. New York.

Ham, J. (2007). Unlearning the Lesson: Wedekind, Nietzsche, and Educational Reform at the Turn of the Century. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 40(1), 49-63.

Irmer, H.-J. (1975). Der Theaterdichter Frank Wedekind : Werk u. Wirkung . Berlin

Jelavich, P 1983, 'Wedekind's Spring Awakening: The Path to Expressionist Drama', Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage pp. 129-150 South Hadley, MA: Bergin

Journey, Edward. Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening and the Tragedy of Adolescence. Theatre symposium : a journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference. 23: 20-29,138.

Kieser, R. (1990). Benjamin Franklin Wedekind : Biographie einer Jugend . Zürich

Kutscher, A. (1922). Frank Wedekind : sein Leben und seine Werke . München

Schönborn, S 1999, ''Die Königin ohne Kopf': Literarische Initiation und Geschlechtsidentität um die Jahrhundertwende in Frank Wedekinds Kindertragödie 'Frühlings Erwachen'', Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie., 118, 4, pp. 555-571

Silva, M. H. G. (1985). Character, ideology, and symbolism in the plays of Wedekind, Sternheim, Kaiser, Toller, and Brecht . London.

Skrine, P. (1988). Hauptmann, Wedekind and Schnitzler . Basingstoke

Ude, K. (1966). Frank Wedekind . Mühlacker

Wagener, H. (1980). Frank Wedekind : Frühlings Erwachen . Stuttgart

Wedekind, F. and G. Hay (1986). Die Tagebücher : ein erotisches Leben . Frankfurt/Main

Witzke, G. (1972). Das epische Theater Wedekinds und Brechts : ein Vergleich des frühen dramatischen Schaffens Brechts mit dem dramatischen Werk Wedekinds.  Tübingen.

Konrad Wolf, Geteilte Himmel. (1964)

Acker R. ‘The filming of Literary Works in the German Democratic Republic’. Literature/film quarterly. 1989;17(3):168 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Allan, Séan and John Sandford, eds. DEFA : East German cinema, 1946-1992 . Providence, R.I.: Berghahn Books, 1999.

Barnert, Anne. Die Antifaschismus-Thematik der DEFA : eine kultur- und filmhistorische Analyse . Marburg : Schüren, 2008.

Berghahn D. ‘Do The Right Thing? Female Allegories Of Nation In Aleksandr Askoldov's Komissar (USSR, 1967/87) And Konrad Wolf's Der Geteilte Himmel (GDR, 1964).’ Historical journal of film, radio and television. . 2006;26 (4):561-77.

Berghahn D. Hollywood behind the Wall : the cinema of East Germany . Manchester: 2005, esp.4. 'The forbidden films' and 5. 'Women on film, or: how political is the private sphere'? Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Brockmann S. ‘The Eleventh Plenum And Film Criticism In East Germany.’ German life and letters. . 2013;66(4):432-48.

Coulson, A., 1999. 'Paths of Discovery: The Films of Konrad Wolf', in Allan, Séan and John Sandford, eds. DEFA : East German cinema, 1946-1992 . Providence, R.I. : Berghahn Books, 1999. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Heiduschke, Sebastian. East German cinema : DEFA and film history . New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, especially the Introduction and Part I, 'East German Cinema'

Heinze D, Hoffmann L, Wolf K, 1925-1982 . Konrad Wolf im Dialog : Künste und Politik . Berlin: Dietz; 1985.

Martens L, 1946. The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic . Albany: State University of New York Press; 2001

Rechtien R. ‘The Topography Of The Self In Christa Wolf's Der Geteilte Himmel .’ German Life and Letters . 2010;63(4):475.

Schenk, Ralf. Das zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg : DEFA-Spielfilme 1946-1992 . Berlin : Henschel, 1994.

Schittly, Dagmar. Zwischen Regie und Regime : die Filmpolitik der SED im Spiegel der DEFA-Produktionen . Berlin : Links, 2002.

Sevin D. Christa Wolf, Der geteilte Himmel, Nachdenken über Christa T. : Interpretation . München: R. Oldenbourg Verlag; 1982

Summers C. ‘Patterns Of Authorship: The Translation Of Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster’. German Life and Letters . 2014;67(3):378-98

Wolf, Konrad. Der geteilte Himmel [videorecording]

Wolfgram MA. ‘Gendered Border Crossings: The Films Of Division In Divided Germany’. Symploke . 2008; 2007;15(1/2):152-69.

Navid Kermani, Kurzmitteilung : Roman (Zurich: 2007)

Coury, DN 2013, 'Enlightenment Fundamentalism: Zafer Şenocak, Navid Kermani, and Multiculturalism in Germany Today', Edinburgh German yearbook. 7, Ethical approaches in contemporary German-language literature and culture pp. 139-157 

Jordan, Jim (2010) Identity, irony and denial : Navid Kermani's Kurzmitteilung. In: Haines, Brigid and Parker, Stephen (Stephen R.) and Riordan, Colin, 1959-, (eds.) Aesthetics and politics in modern German culture : festschrift in honour of Rhys W. Williams . Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 165-177 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Matthes, F. (2011), Islam in the West: Perceptions and Self-Perceptions of Muslims in Navid Kermani's  Kurzmitteilung . German life and letters. , 64: 305–316

Kutluğ Ataman, Lola und Bilidikid (1998)

Burns, Rob (04/01/2007). "Towards a Cinema of Cultural Hybridity: Turkish-German Filmmakers and the Representation of Alterity". Debatte : journal of contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. 15: 3.

Clark, C. (2006), Transculturation, Transe Sexuality, and Turkish Germany: Kutluğ Ataman's Lola und Bilidikid. German life and letters. , 59: 555–572

Hake, Sabine and Barbara Mennel eds (2012) Turkish German cinema in the new millennium : sites, sounds, and screens . New York: Berghahn.

Hillman, R. (2005). "Lola and billy the kid" (1999): A Turkish director's Western showdown inBberlin. Post script : essays in film and the humanities. , 25(2), 44-55.

Neubauer, Jochen (2011) Türkische Deutsche, Kanakster und Deutschländer : Identität und Fremdwahrnehmung in Film und Literatur : Fatih Akin, Thomas Arslan, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Zafer Şenocak und Feridun Zaimoğlu . Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.

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