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Module Reading List

Researching German Culture, History and Society, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Stephan Petzold
s.petzold@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Weeks 1-2, Revolutionary Women

Required reading for week 2

Ingrid Sharp (2020), 'Dangerous visionaries and revolutionary transformations: Women’s political cultures in the aftermath of war', Oxford German Studies 49:4, 401-419.

Further reading

Bessel, Richard (1993) Germany after the First World War, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Sharp, Ingrid and Matthew Stibbe (2017). Women activists between war and peace : Europe, 1918-1923 . London: Bloomsbury Academic

Sharp, Ingrid and Matthew Stibbe (2011). Aftermaths of war : women's movements and female activists, 1918-1923 Leiden: Brill.

Stibbe, Matthew (2017), 'Women and Socialist Revolution, 1917-1923', in: Ingrid Sharp and Matthew Stibbe, eds,  Women activists between war and peace : Europe, 1918-1923 , London: Bloomsbury, S. 123-72.

Weinhauer, Klaus, Anthony McElligott and Kirsten Heinsohn, eds, (2015), Germany, 1916-23 : a revolution in context, Bielefeld: transcript.

Ziemann, Benjamin (2011), ‘Germany 1914-1918. Total War as a Catalyst of Change’, in: Helmut Walser Smith (Hg.): The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Oxford University Press, 378-99.

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Unit 1: Identities, memory and the German nation

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Weeks 3-4, German national identity from the 19th to the 20th century

Anderson, Benedict (2006), Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, revised edition, London: Verso.

Hall, Stuart (2017), The fateful triangle : race, ethnicity, nation , Harvard University Press.

Breuilly, John (2013), ‘Introduction: Concepts, Approaches, Theories’, in: John Breuilly, ed, The Oxford handbook of the history of nationalism , Oxford University Press, 1-20.

Berger, Stefan (2004), Germany: Inventing the Nation, London: Arnold.

Herminghouse, P., & Mueller, M. (1997). Gender and Germanness : cultural productions of nation . New York: Berghahn.

Wilson, Jeffrey K. (2012), The German forest : nature, identity, and the contestation of a national symbol, 1871-1914, University of Toronto Press.

Week 3, Grimms fairytales and national identity

Required reading

Grimms’ Märchen: ‘Das Rotkäppchen’ and ‘Hänsel und Gretel', online verfügbar: https://maerchen.com/grimm/

Neil MacGregor (2014), Germany: Memories of a Nation, London: Allen Lane., ch. 7, 112-130 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Further reading

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

Berger, Stefan (2005), Germany , London: Arnold.

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.

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

Jorgensen, J. (2014), 'Quantifying the Grimm Corpus: Transgressive and Transformative Bodies in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales', Marvels & Tales 28:1, 127-141.

Levin-Steinmann, A (2019) Grimms Märchen neu erzählt. Mit Redewendungen und festen Wortverbindungen – dazu in jedem Kapitel ein Übungsteil. Für DeutschlernendeGabriele Schäfer Verlag

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

McGregor, Neil (2014), Germany: Memories of a Nation, London: Allen Lane, chapter 7 ‘Snow White and Napoleon’

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

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

Tatar, M. (1985), ‘Tests, Tasks, and Trials in the Grimms' Fairy Tales’, Children's literature. 13:1, 31-48

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

Uther, Hans-Jörg, ed (2013), Handbuch zu den 'Kinder- und Hausmärchen' der Brüder Grimm : Entstehung, Wirkung, Interpretation, Berlin: de Gruyter.

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

Zipes, J. (1988), The Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern world. New York & London: Routledge.

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

Week 4, Racialising Germanness: German identities and the colonial encounter

Required reading

extracts from Kolonie und Heimat. Organ des Frauenbundes der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft (1907-1910)  

Nancy Reagin (2001), ‘The Imagined Hausfrau: National Identity, Domesticity, and Colonialism in Imperial Germany’, Journal of Modern History 73, 54-86. 

Further reading

Bechhaus-Gerst, Marianne, ed (2009), Frauen in den deutschen Kolonien , Berlin: Ch. Links.

Berger, Stefan (2015), 'Building the Nation among Visions of German Empire', in: Stefan Berger and Alexei Miller, eds, Nationalizing empires , Central European University Press, 247-308.

Conrad, Sebastian (2012), German colonialism : a short history, Cambridge UP.

Day, Lara and Oliver Haag, eds (2018), The persistence of race : continuity and change in Germany from the Wilhelmine Empire to National Socialism , Berghahn Books.

Gissibl, Bernhard (2011), ‘Imagination and beyond: cultures and geographies of imperialism in Germany, 1848-1918’, in: John MacKenzie (ed): European empires and the people : popular responses to imperialism in France, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy , Manchester University Press, 158-187.

Lindner, Ulrike (2014), ‘Contested concepts of “white”/”native” and mixed marriages in German South-West Africa and the Cape Colony 1900-1914: A histoire croisée’, Journal of Namibian Studies: History Politics Culture 6, 57-79, https://namibian-studies.com/index.php/JNS/article/view/82

Loosen, Livia (2014), Deutsche Frauen in den Südsee-Kolonien des Kaiserreichs : Alltag und Beziehungen zur indigenen Bevölkerung, 1884-1919 , Bielefeld: transcript.

Muschalek, Marie (2019), Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Naranch, Bradley and Geoff Eley, eds (2014), German colonialism in a global age, Duke University Press.

Natermann , Diana Miryong (2018). Pursuing Whiteness in the Colonies: Private Memories from the Congo Freestate and German East Africa (1884–1914). Waxman-Verlag

O'Donnell, Krista Molly (2014), ‘French and German Women's Colonial Settlement Movements, 1896-1904’, Historical reflections = Réflections historiques. 40:1, 92–110. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263685666_French_and_German_Women%27s_Colonial_Settlement_Movements_1896-1904

O'Donnell, Krista (2005), 'Home, Nation, Empire: Domestic Germanness and Colonial Citizenship', in: Krista Molly ODonnell, Renate Bridenthal and Nancy Reagin, eds, The Heimat abroad : the boundaries of Germanness , University of Michigan Press, 40-57.

Perraudin, Michael and Jürgen Zimmerer, eds (2010), German colonialism and national identity, London: Routledge.

Smidt, Karen (1997), Germania führt die deutsche Frau nach Südwest: Auswanderung, Leben und soziale Konflikte deutscher Frauen in der ehemaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Südwestafrika 1884 - 1920; eine sozial- und frauengeschichtliche Studie, Münster: LIT-Verlag.    

Walgenbach, Katharina (2005), ""Die weisse Frau als Trägerin deutscher Kultur" : koloniale Diskurse über Geschlecht, "Rasse" und Klasse im Kaiserreich , Frankfurt: Campus.

Walgenbach, Katharina (2005), ‚Emanzipation als koloniale Fiktion: Zur sozialen Position weißer Frauen in den deutschen Kolonien‘, L’Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft 16:2, 47-67.  

Walther, Daniel J. (2008), Racializing Sex: Same-Sex Relations, German Colonial Authority, and Deutschtum‘, Journal of the history of sexuality. 17:1, 11-24.

Wildenthal, Lora (2001), German women for empire, 1884-1945, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

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Weeks 5-6, German identities after the Holocaust

Aarons, Victoria and Phyllis Lassner, eds (2020), The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture, Palgrave.

Assmann, Assmann (2010), ‘Re-framing memory: Between individual and collective forms of constructing the past’, in: Karin Tilmans, Frank van Vree and Jay Winter, eds., Performing the Past: Memory, History and Identity in Modern Europe, Amsterdam University Press, 35-50, http://dare.uva.nl/cgi/arno/show.cgi?fid=210402

Assmann, Aleida (2014), Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit : Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik , 2nd edition, Munich: CH Beck.

Berger, Stefan and Bill Niven, eds (2014), Writing the history of memory , London: Bloomsbury.

Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Tobias (2011), Geschichtsbilder im medialen Gedächtnis. Filmische Narrationen des Holocaust, Bielefeld: transcript.

Eley, Geoff (2011), 'The Past Under Erasure? History, Memory and the Contemporary', Journal of contemporary history. 46:3, 555-573.

Erll, Astrid and Ansgar Nünning, eds (2008), A companion to cultural memory studies , Berlin: de Gruyter.

Erll, Astrid (2011), Memory in culture , Palgrave.

Fischer, Torben and Matthias N. Lorenz, ed (2015), Lexikon der »Vergangenheitsbewältigung« in Deutschland. Debatten- und Diskursgeschichte des Nationalsozialismus nach 1945, 3rd edition, Bielefeld: transcript.

Fulbrook, Mary (1999), German national identity after the Holocaust , Cambridge: Polity Press.

McGlothlin, Erin Heather and Jennifer Kapczynski, eds (2016), Persistent legacy: the Holocaust and German Studies, Camden House.

Olick, Jeffrey (2016), The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method , University of Chicago Press.

Reichel, Peter (2007), Erfundene Erinnerung : Weltkrieg und Judenmord in Film und Theater , Frankfurt: Fischer.

Reichel, Peter (2007), Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Deutschland : die Auseinandersetzung mit der NS-Diktatur von 1945 bis heute , Munich: CH Beck.

Reichel, Peter, Harald Schmid and Peter Steinbach, eds (2009), Der Nationalsozialismus, die zweite Geschichte : Überwindung, Deutung, Erinnerung , Munich: CH Beck.

Reifenberger, Jürgen (2019), Vergangenheit. Bewältigung. Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Zur Geschichte und Theorie eines scheinbar erforschten Themas, Bielefeld: transcript.

Sharples, Caroline (2016), Postwar Germany and the Holocaust, London: Bloomsbury.

Week 5: The anti-fascist myth in the GDR 

Required reading

Staudte, Wolfgang (1946) Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers Are Among Us), available on Kanopy    

Ulrike Weckel (2000), 'Die Mörder sind unter uns oder: Vom Verschwinden der Opfer', Werkstatt Geschichte 25, 105-115, https://werkstattgeschichte.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WG25_105-115_WECKEL_MOERDER.pdf

Further reading

Allan, Seán (2015), 'DEFA's antifascist myths and the construction of national identity in East German cinema', in: Karen Leeder, ed, Rereading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR, Cambridge UP.

Berghahn, Daniela (2005), Hollywood behind the Wall : the cinema of East Germany , Manchester UP, Kap. ‘Coming to terms with the Nazi legacy: DEFA’s antifascist films’, 55-97.

Fisher, Jaimey (2001), ‘Who’s Watching the Rubble-Kids? Youth, Pedagogy and Politics in Early DEFA Films’, New German critique. 82:1, 9-125.

Ganeva, M. (2014), ‘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, 61-85.

Hürter, Johannes and Tobias Hof, eds (2019), Verfilmte Trümmerlandschaften. Nachkriegserzählungen im internationalen Kino 1945-1949, Berlin: de Gruyter.

Kober, Anne (2008), Die Antifaschismus-Thematik der DEFA : eine kultur- und filmhistorische Analyse . Marburg, Germany: Schüren.

Köppen, Manuel (2014), 'Emplotting Antifascism: Heroes, Scoundrels, Traitors', in: Marc Silberman and Henning Wrage, eds, DEFA at the crossroads of East German and international film culture: a companion, Berlin: de Gruyter, 45-66.

Monteath, Peter (2013), 'Holocaust Remembrance in the German Democratic Republic and Beyond’, in: John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, eds, Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 223-260.

Mückenberger, Christiane (1999), ‘The anti-fascist past in DEFA films’, Seán Allan, John Sandford, eds, DEFA : East German cinema, 1946-1992 , Berghahn Books, 58-76.

Nothnagle, Alan (1999), Building the East German myth : historical mythology and youth propaganda in the German Democratic Republic, 1945-1989 , 1945-1989, University of Michigan Press, ch. 3, 93-142.

Olsen, Jon Berndt (2015), Tailoring truth : politicizing the past and negotiating memory in East Germany, 1945-1990 , Berghahn Books.

Pinkert, Anke (2008), Film and memory in East Germany , Indiana University Press.

Plum, Catherine (2015), Antifascism after Hitler : East German youth and socialist memory, 1949-1989 , Routledge.

Schechtman, Robert (2009), ‘The Lives of Neighbors: Modes of Surveillance and Voyeurism in "Die Mörder Sind Unter Uns"’, German Studies Review 32:1, 107-28

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

Shandley, Robert (2001), Rubble films : German cinema in the shadow of the Third Reich . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2001.

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

Ziewer, Christian (1988), ‘Last Words for Wolfgang Staudte (1984)’, in: West German filmmakers on film : visions and voices . New York, 118-20.

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

Week 6: Holocaust memory in contemporary Germany

Required reading

Joachim Gauck (2015), Rede des Bundespräsidenten im Bundestag am 27. Januar 2015, Auszüge, https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2015/kw05_gedenkstunde_gauck-357472

Navid Kermani (2017), 'Die Zukunft der Erinnerung: Auschwitz morgen', Rede am 7. Juli 2017, Auszüge, https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/auschwitz-morgen-navid-kermani-ueber-die-zukunft-der-erinnerung-15094667.html

Björn Höcke (2017), Rede vom 17. Januar 2017, Auszüge, https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/hoecke-rede-im-wortlaut-gemuetszustand-eines-total-besiegten-volkes/19273518.html 

Stephen Welch and Ruth Wittlinger (2011) ‘The Resilience of the Nation Sate: Cosmopolitanism, Holocaust Memory and German Identity’, German Politics and Society, 29:3, 38–54.

Further reading

Brown, Lorraine (2015), ‚Memorials to the victims of Nazism: the impact on tourists in Berlin’, Journal of tourism and cultural change 13:3, 244-260.

Brumlik, Micha (2004), Umkämpftes Vergessen : Walser-Debatte, Holocaust-Mahnmal und neuere deutsche Geschichtspolitik , Verlag Hans Schiler.

Carrier, Peter (2005), Holocaust monuments and national memory cultures in France and Germany since 1989 : the origins and political function of the Vél' d'Hiv' in Paris and the Holocaust Monument in Berlin , New York: Berghahn

Dekel, I., (2009), ‘Ways of looking: Observation and transformation at the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin’, Memory studies 2:1, 71–86.

Dekel, Irit (2011), ‘Mediated Space, Mediated Memory: New Archives at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin’, in: Motti Neiger, Oren Meyers, Eyal Zandberg, eds, On Media Memory. Collective Memory in a New Media Age, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 265-277.

Dekel, Irit (2013), Mediation at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin , London: Palgrave.

Dekel, Irit (2014), ‘Jews and Other Others at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin’, Anthropological Journal on European Cultures 23:2, 71–84 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Domke, Christine and Sören Ohlhus (2010), ‘Wissenswertes im Dikurs etablieren. Über den öffentlichen Umgang mit dem Holocaust-Mahnmal‘, in: Ulrich Dausendschön-Gay, Christine Domke and Sören Ohlhus, eds., Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen. Wissen in (Inter-)Aktion: Verfahren der Wissensgenerierung in unterschiedlichen Praxisfeldern (Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen, Band 39) , Berlin: De Gruyter, 377-399.

Knischewski, Gert and Ulla Spittler (2005), ‘Remembering in the Berlin Republic. The debate about the central Holocaust memorial in Berlin’, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 13:1, 25-42.  

Jordan, Jennifer (2006), Structures of memory : understanding urban change in Berlin and beyond , Stanford University Press.

Klein, Marion (2012), Schülerinnen und Schüler am Denkmal für Die Ermordeten Juden Europas : eine empirisch-rekonstruktive Studie , Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Lizarazu, Maria Roca (2020), The Holocaust in Contemporary German-Language Jewish Literature, Camden House.

Leggewie, Claus (2005), Ein Ort, an den man gerne geht : das Holocaust-Mahnmal und die deutsche Geschichtspolitik nach 1989 , Munich: Hanser.

Mathes, Bettina (2012), ‘Teutonic Shifts, Jewish Voids. Remembering the Holocaust in post-Wall Germany’, Third text. 26:2, 165-175.

Muegge, Maike (2008), ‘Politics, space and material: the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” in Berlin as a sign of symbolic representation’, European review of history = Revue européenne d'histoire. 15:6, 707-725.

Partridge, Damani (2010). ‘Holocaust Mahnmal (Memorial): Monumental Memory amidst Contemporary Race’. Comparative studies in society and history. , 52(4), 820-850.

Pearce, Caroline (2008), Contemporary Germany and the Nazi legacy : remembrance, politics and the dialectic of normality , Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Sion, B. (2010), ‘Affective Memory, Ineffective Functionality: Experiencing Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’, in: Bill Niven and Chloe Paver, eds, Memorialisation in Germany since 1945 , Basingstoke: Palgrave, 243-253.

Steinberg, Katharina (2014), ‚Das Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas und seine Wirkung auf die Besucher‘, PhD thesis, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/17595

Stevens, Quentin (2012), ‘Visitor Responses at Berlin's Holocaust Memorial: Contrary to Conventions, Expectations and Rules’, Public Art Dialogue 2:1, 34-59. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Young, James (1998), ‘Germany’s Memorial Question. Memory, Counter-Memory and the end of the Monument’, South Atlantic Quarterly 96:4. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Young, James E. (2002), ‘Germany's Holocaust Memorial Problem—and Mine’, Public Historian 24:4, 65-80.

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Unit 2: Borders and Migration

Plamper, Jan (2012). Das neue Wir. Warum Migration dazugehört: Eine andere Geschichte der Deutschen. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag.

Poley, Jason, Jared Coy, and Alexander Schunka, eds (2016), Migrations in the German Lands, 1500-2000, New York: Berghahn Books.

Week 8: Post-War Migrations I – Vertriebene in Grün ist die Heide

Required reading

Grün ist die Heide, dir. by Hans Deppe (1951)

Johannes von Moltke (2005), No Place Like Home: Locations of German Heimat in German Cinema, University of California Press, 73-92.

Further reading

Aydemir, F., & Yaghoobifarah, H. (2019). Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum . Berlin: Ullstein.

Blickle, Peter (2002), Heimat: A Critical Theory of the German Idea of Homeland, Camden House.

Boa, E. & Palfreyman, R. (2000) Heimat : a German dream : regional loyalties and national identity in German culture, 1890-1990 . Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Bönisch, Dana, Jil Runia, and Hanna Zehschnetzler (2020), Heimat Revisited: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf einen umstrittenen Begriff, Berlin: De Gruyter.

Borutta, Manuel and Jan C. Jansen, eds (2016) Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France. Comparative Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillian.

Demshuk, Andrew (2012) The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945–1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Feistauer, Verena (2017), Eine neue Heimat im Kino. Die Integration von Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen im Heimatfilm der Nachkriegszeit, Essen: Klartext.

Figge, Maja (2015). Deutschsein (wieder-)herstellen: Weißsein und Männlichkeit im bundesdeutschen Kino der fünfziger Jahre. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Figge, Maja (2015), 'Die Heide als weißer Raum: Deutschsein zwischen Erinnern und Vergessen in »Grün ist die Heide« (BRD 1951, R: Hans Deppe)', in: Christina von Braun, Dorothea Dornhof and Eva Johach, eds, Das Unbewusste. Krisis und Kapital der Wissenschaften: Studien zum Verhältnis von Wissen und Geschlecht, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 377-394.

Gengler, Peter N. (2020), ‘”New Citizens” or “Community of Fate”? Early Discourses and Policies on “Flight and Expulsion” in the Two Postwar Germanys’, Central European History, 53:2, 314–334.

Gräf, Dennis (2012), 'Grün ist die Heide: Die (Re)Konstruktion von Heimat im Film der 1950er Jahre', in: Martin Nies, ed, Deutsche Selbstbilder in den Medien: Film 1945 bis zur Gegenwart, Marburg: Schüren.

Kapczynski, Jennifer (2010), 'Postwar Ghosts: Heimatfilm and the Specter of Male Violence. Returning to the Scene of the Crime', German Studies Review 33:2, 305-330.

Karch, B. (2018), Nation and Loyalty in a German-Polish Borderland: Upper Silesia, 1848–1960, Cambridge UP.

King, A. (2003) Placing Green is the Heath (1951). Spatial politics and emergent West German identity. In R. Halle & M. McCarthy, eds, Light motives : German popular film in perspective . Detroit: Wayne State University Press, pp. 130–147     

Koch, Lars (2015), 'Zwischen Kontinuität und Innovation: Der westdeutsche Spielfilm 1945-1960', in: Lars Koch, ed, Modernisierung als Amerikanisierung? Entwicklungslinien der westdeutschen Kultur 1945-1960, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 89-110.

von Moltke, Johannes (2005), No Place Like Home: Locations of Heimat in German Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Philipps, Sören (2015), 'Überformte gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit im deutschen Heimatfilm der 1950er Jahre: Verlorene Söhne, Wilderer und andere Außenseiter', in Waltraud Wende and Lars Koch, eds, Krisenkino: Filmanalyse als Kulturanalyse: Zur Konstruktion von Normalität und Abweichung im Spielfilm, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 127-142.

Röger, Maren (2015), 'Film und Fernsehen in der Bundesrepublik', in: Stephan Scholz, Bill Niven, and Maren Röger, eds, Die Erinnerung an Flucht und Vertreibung. Ein Handbuch der Medien und Praktiken, Leiden: Brill.

Schulze, Rainer (2011) Forced Migration of Populations During and After the Second World War: History and Memory. In Jessica Reinisch and Elizabeth White, eds The Disentanglement of Populations: Migration, Expulsion and Displacement in Post-War Europe 1944 – 9. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 51 – 70.     

Tiews, Alina Laura (2016) A Look Back or a Look Ahead? Cinematographic Approaches to the ‘Refugee Problem’ in Post-War Germany’. In Adriana Martins, Alexandra Lopes and Mónica Dias, eds, Mediations of disruption In post-conflict cinema . London: Palgrave Macmillan.   

Tiews, Alina Laura (2017), Fluchtpunkt Film. Integrationen von Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen durch den deutschen Nachkriegsfilm 1945–1990, Berlin: be.bra Verlag.

Weger, Tobias (2016) Homeland Corners: Memories, Objects, and Emotions of Expellees in Postwar West Germany. In Manuel Borutta and Jan C. Jansen, eds, Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France. Comparative Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillian, 193-211     

Wilhelm, Cornelia (2016), MIGRATION, MEMORY, AND DIVERSITY. Germany from 1945 to the Present, Berghahn.

Week 9: German-Turkish identities in the 1980s

Required reading

extracts from Akçam, Dursun, eds (1982), Deutsches Heim - Glück allein. Wie Türken Deutsche sehen, Bornheim-Merten: Lamuv Verlag.   

Rita Chin (2007), The Guest Worker Question in Postwar Germany, Cambridge University Press, 7-23 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .  

Further reading

Ayse und Devrim (1983), Wo gehören wir hin?, Bornheim-Merten: Lamuv Verlag 

Richter, Michael, eds (2003), gekommen und geblieben. Deutsch-türkische Lebensgeschichten, Hamburg: Edition Körber-Stiftung.

König, Karin, Hanne Straube, Kamil Taylan (1981), Merhaba... Guten Tag. Ein Bericht über eine türkische Familie, Bornheim-Merten: Lamuv Verlag

Akyün, Hatice (2005), Einmal Hans mit scharfer Soße. Leben in zwei Welten, Munich: Goldmann

Ates, Seyran (2005), Große Reise ins Feuer. Die Geschichte einer deutschen Türkin, Berlin: Rowohlt.

Dikmen, Şinasi (1983), Wir werden das Knoblauchkind schon schaukeln - Satiren, Berlin: Express-Edition.

Dikmen, Şinasi (1993), Hurra, ich lebe in Deutschland, Munich: Piper.

Dikmen, Şinasi (1986), Der andere Türke: Satiren, Berlin: Express-Verlag.

Dikmen, Şinasi (2008), Integrier dich, Opa! : Stories vom Erfinder des deutsch-türkischen Kabaretts, Saarbrücken: Conte-Verlag.

Kanak Sprak: 24 Misstöne vom Rande der Gesellschaft, Hamburg: Rotbuch, 1995

Özdemir, Cem (1997), Ich bin Inländer. Ein anatolischer Schwabe im Bundestag, Munich: dtv.

Bozkurt, Esin (2009), Conceptualising "Home". The Question of Belonging among Turkish Families in Germany, Frankfurt: Campus.

Chin, Rita (2007), The Guest Worker Question in POstwar Germany, Cambridge UP.

Clarkson, Alexander (2013), Fragmented fatherland : immigration and Cold War conflict in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1980, Berghahn Books.

Etzold, Raphaela, Martin Löhnig and Thomas Schlemmer, eds (2019), Migration und Integration in Deutschland nach 1945, Munich: de Gruyter Oldenbourg.

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

Hunn, Karin (2005), "Nächstes Jahr kehren wir zurück ..." : die Geschichte der türkischen "Gastarbeiter" in der Bundesrepublik, Göttingen: Wallstein.

Kahn, Michelle Lynn (2021), ‘The Long Road Home: Vacations and the Making of the “Germanized Turk” Across Cold War Europe’, Journal of Modern History 93:1, 109-149.

Kahn, Michelle Lynn (2020), ‘Between Ausländer and Almancı: The Transnational History of Turkish-German Migration’, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 66, 53-82.

Karakayali, Serhat and Vollmer, Bastian (2018), ‘The Volatility of the Discourse on Refugees in Germany’, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 16:1-2, 118-39.

Lehman, Brittany (2019), Teaching migrant children in West Germany and Europe, 1949-1992, Palgrave.

Mandel, Ruth (2008), Cosmopolitan anxieties : Turkish challenges to citizenship and belonging in Germany, Duke UP.

Mattes, Monika (2005), “Gastarbeiterinnen” in der Bundesrepublik: Anwerbepolitik, Migration und Geschlecht in den 50er bis 70er Jahren, Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.

Miller, Jennifer A. (2018) Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960s to 1980s, University of Toronto Press.

Mushaben, Joyce (2008), The changing faces of citizenship : integration and mobilization among ethnic minorities in Germany, Berghahn.

Stokes, Lauren (2020), ‘”An Invasion of Guest Worker Children”: Welfare Reform and the Stigmatisation of Family Migration in West Germany’, Contemporary European History 28:3.

Straube, Hanna (1987), Türkisches Leben in der Bundesrepublik, Frankfurt: Campus.

Thomsen Vierra, Sarah. (2018). Turkish Germans in the Federal Republic of Germany: Immigration, Space, and Belonging, 1961–1990 , Cambridge University Press.

Wilhelm, Cornelia, ed (2017), Migration, memory, and diversity : Germany from 1945 to the present, Berghahn.

Weeks 10: The 'Refugee Crisis' I – Abbas Khider, Ohrfeige

Required reading

Abbas Khider (2016), Ohrfeige, Munich: btb.   

Corinne Stan (2018), 'Novels in the Translation Zone: Abbas Khider, Weltliteratur and the Ethics of the Passerby', Comparative Literature Studies 55:2, 285-302.

Further reading

Appiah, Kwame Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. London: Allen Lane.

James Dawes, ‘Human Rights, Literature, and Empathy’ in Sophia A. Mcclennen, & Alexandra Schultheis Moore. (2018). The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights (pp. 1–528). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315778372

Derrida, Jacques & Dufourmantelle, Anne (2000) Of hospitality : Anne Dufourmantelle invites Jacques Derrida to respond . Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Derrida, Jacques (2001) On cosmopolitanism and forgiveness . London: Routledge.

Derrida, Jacques (2005) The Principle of Hospitality. Parallax. 11:1, pp. 6 – 9.

Geddes, Andrew (2000) Immigration and European integration : towards fortress Europe? . Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Hilmes, C. (2017). “Jedes Kapitel ein Anfang und zugleich ein Ende”: Abbas Khiders fiktionalisierte Lebensbeschreibung. In M. Wolting (Ed.), Identitätskonstruktionen in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur  (pp. 135–146). Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprech

van Houtum, Henk and Pijpers, Roos (2006) The European Community as a Gated Community: Between Security and Selective Access. In Wesley Scott, James ed. EU Enlargement, Region Building and Shifting Borders of Inclusion and Exclusion. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 3-13.

Kathöfer, G. and Weber, B. (2018). Precarity/Heimatlosigkeit [Special Issue]. Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies54(4), 411–554.

Lubkoll C. (2018) Flucht und Vertreibung als Fokus politischer Reflexion. Neue Bestimmungen von ›Exilliteratur‹ in der Gegenwart (Ulrike Draesner, Jenny Erpenbeck, Abbas Khider). In: Lubkoll C., Illi M., Hampel A. (eds) Politische Literatur . Abhandlungen zur Literaturwissenschaft. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart

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

Müller, Carolin: »Discussing Mobility in Liminal Spaces and Border Zones: An Analysis of Abbas Khider's Der falsche Inder [The Village Indian] (2008) and Brief in die Auberginenrepublik [Letter to the Eggplant Republic] (2013).«. In: Textpraxis 17 (2.2019). URL: https://www.textpraxis.net/carolin-mueller-discussing-mobility-in-liminal-spaces-and-border-zones, DOI:  https://dx.doi.org/10.17879/17119670424

Rosello, Mireille (2001) Postcolonial hospitality : the immigrant as guest . Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Sievers, W. (ed. and introd. . (2016). Grenzüberschreitungen: Ein literatursoziologischer Blick auf die lange Geschichte von Literatur und Migration. Cologne, Germany: Böhlau

Solibakke, K. I. (2012). Muslim Migration to Germany: A Response to Thilo Sarrazin’s Deutschland schafft sich ab. In B. Becker-Cantarino (Ed.), Migration and Religion: Christian Transatlantic Missions, Islamic Migration to Germany (pp. 219–235). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Stan, C. (2018). Novels in the Translation Zone: Abbas Khider, Weltliteratur, and the ethics of the passerby. Comparative literature studies. , 55(2), 285-302

Week 11: The 'Refugee Crisis' 2: media perspectives

Required reading

Jan Bielicki, ‘Teuer, aber kein Grund zum Neid’, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 26 August 2015

Volker Zastrow, ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5 September 2015  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CRH 15/09/2021)  

Kurt Kister, ‘Für die Freiheit’, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 14 November 2015

‘Der schwache Staat’, Die Welt, 15 November 2015 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CRH 15/09/2021)   

Jasper von Altenbockum, ‘Flüchtlinge: Zuversicht ist gut, Realismus ist besser’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 15 December 2015.    

Maximilian Conrad and Hugrún A∂alsteinsdóttir (2017), 'Understanding Germany's Short-Lived "Culture of Welcome": Images of Refugees in three Leading German Quality Newspapers', German Politics and Society 35:4, 1-21.

Further reading

Bade, Klaus J. (2015), 'Zur Karriere und Funktion abschätziger Begriffe in der deutschen Asylpolitik', Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 65:25, 3-8 Available online

Berger, Arthur Asa (2014) Media Analysis Techniques 5th edition. Los Angeles: Sage.

Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald. Refugees Welcome? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany . Berghahn, 2019.

Conrad, Maximilian and Hugrún Aðalsteinsdóttir (2017) Understanding Germany’s Short-Lived ‘Culture of Welcome’: Images of Refugees in Three Leading German Quality Newspapers. German politics and society. 35:4, 1 – 21.

Holmes, Seth and Heide Castaneda (2016) Representing the ‘European Refugee Crisis’ in Germany and Beyond. American Ethnologist 43:1, 12 – 24.

Karakayali, Serhat and Bastian Vollmer (2018), ‘The Volatility of the Discourse on Refugees in Germany’, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 16:1-2, 118-39.

Lehmann, Julian (2015) Flucht in die Krise: Ein Rückblick auf die ‘EU-Flüchtlingskrise’ 2015. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 52/2015, 7-11. https://www.bpb.de/apuz/217302/ein-rueckblick-auf-die-eu-fluechtlingskrise-2015?p=all 

Luft, Stefan (2017) Die Flüchtlingskrise: ursachen, konflikte, folgen, CH. Beck

Luft, Stefan and Schimany, Peter (2014) 20 Jahre Asylkompromiss : Bilanz und Perspektiven Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Mattson, Michelle (1995), 'Refugees in Germany: Invasion or Invention?', New German Critique, no. 64, 61-85.

Riffe, Daniel, Stephen Lacy and Frederick Fico (2014) Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research. New York: Routledge.

Stokes, Lauren (2019), ‘The Permanent Refugee Crisis in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-‘, Central European History, 52:1, 19–44.

Weber, Beverly (2016) ‘We must talk about Cologne’: Race, Gender and Reconfigurations of ‘Europe’. German politics and society. 34:4, 68-86

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Unit 3: Gender and Sexuality in Germany

Weeks 14-15, Queer Identities in Germany

Quertext: An Anthology of Queer Voices from German-Speaking Europe. (2021). United States: University of Wisconsin Press.

Herzog, D., 1961, Puff, H., & Spector, S., 1959. (2012). After The history of sexuality : German genealogies with and beyond Foucault . New York;Oxford;: Berghahn Books.

Pretzel, A., & Weiss, V. (2017). Politiken in Bewegung : die Emanzipation Homosexueller im 20. Jhdt . Hamburg: Männerschwarm Verlag.

Whisnant, Clayton (2016), Queer identities and politics in Germany : a history, 1880 - 1945, Harrington Park Press.

Week 14: Queer Weimar Germany

Required reading

Anders als die anderen, dir. Richard Oswald (1919)

Steakley, James D. (1999), 'Cinema and Censorship in the Weimar Republic: The Case of Anders Als Die Andern', Film history 11:2, 181-203

Further reading

Bauer, H. (2017). The Hirschfeld archives : violence, death, and modern queer culture . Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Bauer, JE 2005, 'On the Nameless Love and Infinite Sexualities: John Henry Mackay, Magnus Hirschfeld and the Origins of the Sexual Emancipation Movement', Journal of homosexuality.  50: 1, pp. 1-26

Beachy, R. (2010). The German Invention of Homosexuality. The Journal of Modern History, 82(4), 801-838

Beachy, R. (2014). Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity. United States: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Dose, R. (2014). Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement . New York: Monthly Review Press.

Linge, I. (2018). Sexology, popular science and queer history in Anders als die andern (Different from the others). Gender & history. , 30(3), 595-610

Malakaj, Ervin.(2017). “Richard Oswald, Magnus Hirschfeld, and the Possible Impossibility of Hygienic Melodrama” Studies in European cinema 14.3: 216-230

Marhoefer, L. (2019), Was the Homosexual Made White? Race, Empire, and Analogy in Gay and Trans Thought in Twentieth‐Century Germany. Gender & history, 31: 91-114

Marhoefer, L. (2015). Sex and the Weimar Republic : German homosexual emancipation and the rise of the Nazis . Toronto [Ontario] ;: University of Toronto Press.

Morgan, P. (2012). Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and homosexuality in the Weimar Republic. Thesis Eleven 111(1), 48–65. 

Oosterhuis, H. (1992). Homosexual Emancipation in Germany Before 1933: Two Traditions. Journal of Homosexuality, 22(1-2), 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1300/J082v22n01_01

Sutton, K 2015, 'Representing the “Third Sex”: Cultural Translations of the Sexological Encounter in Early Twentieth-Century Germany', Sexology and translation : cultural and scientific encounters across the modern world  pp. 53-71 Philadelphia, PA: Temple UP

Spurlin, William J. (2009), Lost Intimacies. Rethinking Homosexuality under National Socialism. Peter Lang.   

Sutton, K. (2012). “We Too Deserve a Place in the Sun”: The Politics of Transvestite Identity in Weimar Germany. German Studies Review, 35(2), 335–354,464. 

Taylor, M. T., 1977, Timm, A. F., & Herrn, R., 1957. (2017). Not straight from Germany : sexual publics and sexual citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Tobin, Robert Deam (2021), Peripheral Desires. The German Discovery of Sex, University of Pennsylvania Press.

week 15: Queering Reunited Berlin

Required reading

Lola und Bilidikid, dir. Kutlug Ataman (1998)

C. Clark (2006), 'Transculturation, Transe Sexuality and Turkish Cinema: Kutlag Ataman's Lola und Bilidiki', German Life and Letters 59:5, 555-572.

Further reading

Baer, N. (2008). Points of Entanglement: The overdetermination of German space and identity in Lola + Bilidikid and Walk on Water. Transit4(1)

Berghahn, D. (2011;2012;). Queering the family of nation: Reassessing fantasies of purity, celebrating hybridity in diasporic cinema. Transnational Cinemas , 2(2), 129-146

Burns, Rob 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 BilidikidGerman life and letters, 59: 555–572

Clowes Huneke, Samuel (2022), States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. Toronto: U of Toronto P  

Dawson, Leanne (2018), 'Introduction'. In Edinburgh German yearbook. Volume 10, Queering German culture . Rochester: Camden House. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Frackman, Kyle. An other kind of home : gender-sexual abjection, subjectivity, and the uncanny in literature and film . Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015

Fincham, V 2008, 'Violence, Sexuality and the Family: Identity 'within and beyond Turkish-German Parameters' in Fatih Akın's Gegen die Wand, Kutluğ Ataman's Lola + Bilikid and Anno Saul's Kebab Connection', German as a foreign language : 1: 40-72

Goebel, R. (2006). Queer Berlin: Lifestyles, Performances, and Capitalist Consumer Society. German Quarterly , 79(4), 484-504

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

Hamm-Ehsani, K 2008, 'Intersections: Issues of National, Ethnic, and Sexual Identity in Kutlug Ataman's Berlin Film Lola und Bilidikid', Seminar : a journal of Germanic studies. , 44: 3, 366-381

Haritaworn, Jin. Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places. Decolonial Studies, Postcolonial Horizons. Pluto, 2015

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

K l çbay, B. (2006). Impossible crossings: Gender melancholy in Lola + Bilidikid and Auslandstournee. New cinemas : journal of contemporary film4(2), 105-115.

Mennel, B. (2004). Masochism, marginality, and the metropolis: Kutlug Ataman's Lola and Billy the Kid. Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature28(1)  

Other queer films released around the time of Lola und Bilidikid include:

Aimee and Jaguar (1999) – lesbian love story set in the Nazi era - Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Wortman, Sönke. The most desired man [videorecording] (1994) – sex comedy set in the Cologne gay scene

Sommersturm [videorecording]. (2004) – coming out teen drama

Fremde Haut [videorecording] = Unveiled : survival isn't enough (2005) –a queer asylum seeker in Germany

Kleine Freiheit [videorecording] = Küçük Özgürlük (2005) – two illegal immigrant teenage boys in love

von Praunheim, Rosa (1999). Der Einstein des Sex - fictional film about Hirschfeld  - Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Weeks 16-17, Feminisms in Eastern Germany

Brandes, H. 2007. Hegemonic Masculinities in East and West Germany (German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany)Men and masculinities. , 10(2), 178-196

Clarke, D. (2002). Representations of East German masculinity in Hannes Stöhr's Berlin is in Germany and Andreas Kleinert's Wege in die Nacht. German life and letters. , 55(4), 434-449

Davies, Peter. 'Introduction. 'Crisis' or 'Hegemony'? Approaches to Masculinity', in Colvin and Davies, eds. Masculinities in German culture. Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2008.

Eck, Matthias. (2020). Masculinities in Austrian Contemporary Literature Strategic Evasion. London: Routledge

Egeland, C. (2011). ‘There are no specific women questions’: Some considerations on feminist genealogy. The European journal of women's studies18(3), 231-242.

Frackman, Kyle and Faye Stewart, eds. (2018) Gender and sexuality in East German film : intimacy and alienation . Rochester, NY: Camden House.

Hagemann, K., Harsch, D., & Bruhofener, F. (2019). Gendering post-1945 German history : entanglements . New York: Berghahn Books.

Hagemann, K., & Michel, S., 1942. (2014). Gender and the long postwar : the United States and the two Germanys, 1945-1989 . Washington, D.C: Woodrow Wilson Center Press.

Smith, T. (2018). A postcritical poetics? Transtemporal encounters in defunct Soviet barracks in works by Ulrike Almut Sandig and Clemens Meyer. Oxford German studies. , 47(3), 313-328.

Smith, T. (2020). Comrades in Arms. Military Masculinities in East German Culture. Berghahn. Available as a free pdf at: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/SmithComrades

Week 16: Women in the GDR

Required reading

Maxi Wander (2007 [1977), Guten Morgen, Du Schöne, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, extracts.   

Harbord P. (1991) Beyond Paper Heroines: Maxie Wander’s Guten Morgen, du Schöne and its Reception in the GDR. In: Birkett J., Harvey E. (eds) Determined women : studies in the construction of the female subject, 1900-90 . Palgrave Macmillan, London Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Further reading

Achberger, K. (1979). GDR women's fiction of the 1970s: The emergence of feminism within socialism. East Central Europe6(2) Available online 

Böck, Dorothea. 1990. "Ich schreibe, um herauszufinden, warum ich schreiben muß." Feministische Studien . 8(1): 61-74.

Dölling, Irene (1990). "Frauen- und Männerbilder: Eine Analyse von Fotos in DDR-Zeitschriften", Feministische Studien  (1): 35-49 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Dueck, Cheryl. Rifts in time and in the self : the female subject in two generations of East German women writers . Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2004.

Harsch, Donna (2007), Revenge of the Domestic: Women, the Family, and Communism in the German Democratic Republic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Harsch, Donna (2012), 'Eroticism, Love, and Sexuality in the Two Post-war Germanys', German Studies Review, 35(3), pp. 627-636.

Harsch, Donna (2015), 'Between State Policy and Private Sphere: Women in the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s', Clio. Women, Gender, History 41, 89-114.

Hartinger, W. and Hartinger, C. (1984), Does “Women's Literature” Deal Exclusively with Problems of Women? Women's Liberation and the Relation of the Sexes in the GDR Literature of the 1970s. Journal of popular culture. , 18: 53-69.

Kebir, S. (1993). … weil ich zuhören wollte. Maxie Wander: 'Guten Morgen, du Schöne'. In K. Deiritz, H. Krauss (Eds.) , Verrat an der Kunst? : Rückblicke auf die DDR-Literatur  (pp. 141-45). Berlin: Aufbau

Kranz, S. (2005). Women's role in the German Democratic Republic and the State's policy toward women. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource].  7(1), 69-83.

Kranz, S. (2017). "Der Sozialismus siegt": Women's ordinary lives in an East German factory. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. , 18(4)

Martens, Lorna (2001) Chapter One (pp. 1-34 ) The promised land? : Feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic .New York: State University of New York Press.

Matheja-Theaker, Mechthild M. Alternative Emanzipationsvorstellungen in der DDR-Frauenliteratur, 1971-1989 : ein Diskussionsbeitrag zur Situation der Frau . Stuttgart : Verlag Hans-Dieter Heinz, 1996.
Niehaus. (2005). Protokollstile Literarische Verwendungsweisen einer Textsorte. Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 79(4), 692–707. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03374611

Paul, Georgina (2016) Feminism in the German Democratic Republic: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois Literary Tradition, Oxford German studies, 45:1, 62-82

Pickle, LS. 'Unreserved Subjectivity' as a Force for Social Change: Christa Wolf and Maxie Wander's Guten Morgen, du Schöne. In: Gerber, M. Studies in GDR Culture and Society , II. Washington, DC : UP of Amer., 1982. 217-230  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Schmidt, R 2000, 'GDR Women Writers: Ways of Writing for, within, and against Socialism', A history of women's writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland  pp. 190-99 Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP.

Sieg, Katrin 1995, 'Sex, subjectivity, and socialism : feminist discourses in East Germany' in: Berry, Ellen (ed), Postcommunism and the body politic . New York: New York University Press.

Week 17: Gender and race in post-reunification Germany

Required reading

Olivia Wenzel (2020), 1000 Serpentinen Angst, Frankfurt: Fischer, extracts.   

Priscilla Layne, 'Suspicious Spiral: Autofiction and Black German Subjectivity in Olivia Wenzel’s 1000 Serpentinen Angst'

Further reading

Colvin, S. (2022), FREEDOM TIME: TEMPORAL INSURRECTIONS IN OLIVIA WENZEL'S 1000 SERPENTINEN ANGST AND SHARON DODUA OTOO'S ADAS RAUM. German Life and Letters, 75: 138-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/glal.12323
Dennis. (2012). Coming Out into Socialism. In A Companion to German Cinema (pp. 55–81). Wiley‐Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345605.ch2

Ferree, Myra Marx (1995) After the Wall: Explaining the Status of Women in the Former GDR, Sociological Focus, 28:1, 9-22 Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271932757_After_the_Wall_Explaining_the_Status_of_Women_in_the_Former_GDR

Frackman, Kyle. “Coming Out of the Iron Closet: Contradiction in East German Gay History and Film.” Glossen 37 (2013)

Frackman, Kyle. (2019). Persistent ambivalence: Theorizing queer East German Studies. Journal of homosexuality66(5), 669-689

Guenther , Katja (2012) A Movement Without Memory: Feminism and Collective Memory in Post-Socialist Germany. Mobilization. : June 2012, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 157-174.

Herzog, D. (2010). Post coitum triste est.? Sexual politics and cultures in postunification Germany. German politics and society. , 28(1 (94)), 111-140
Lippmann, Georgieff, A., & Senik, C. (2020). Undoing Gender with Institutions: Lessons from the German Division and Reunification. The Economic Journal (London), 130(629), 1445–1470. https://doi.org/10.1093/ej/uez057
Jerome, R., 1964, & Kimmel, M. S. (2001). Conceptions of postwar German masculinity . Albany: State University of New York Press

PEGGY PIESCHE. (2017). Making African Diasporic Pasts Possible: A Retrospective View of the GDR and Its Black (Step-) Children. In Remapping Black Germany (p. 226–). University of Massachusetts Press.
McLellan. (2012). Glad to be Gay Behind the Wall: Gay and Lesbian Activism in 1970s East Germany. History Workshop Journal, 74(74), 105–130. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbs017

Sharp, I. (2004). The sexual Unification of Germany. Journal of the history of sexuality. , 13(3), 348-365

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Unit 4: Power, control and protest

Week 18: Coercion and Consent in the Third Reich

Required reading

Deutschland-Berichte der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands (Sopade) 1934-1940. (Sopade) 1934-1940, Salzhausen: Verlag Petra Nettelbeck (1980).   

Jens-Uwe Göttel (2018), 'Work(ers) under the Swastika', in: Shelley Baranowski, Armin Nolzen and Claus-Christian Szejnmann, eds, A companion to Nazi Germany, Wiley-Blackwell, 115-128  

Further reading

Baranowski, Shelley, Armin Nolzen and Claus-Christian Szejnmann, eds (2018), A companion to Nazi Germany , Wiley-Blackwell.

Eley, Geoff (2003), ‘Hitler’s Silent Majority? Conformity and Resistance under the Third Reich’, The Michigan quarterly review. 42:2, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.act2080.0042.223

Evans, Richard J. (2007), ‘Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 151, 53-81.  

‘Forum: Everyday Life in Nazi Germany’, German history. 27 (2009), 560-579.

Fritzsche, Peter (2008), Life and death in the Third Reich, Harvard University Press.

Housden, Martyn (2013), Resistance and Conformity in the Third Reich, Routledge.

Kershaw, Ian (2009), 'Consensus, Coercion and Popular Opinion in the Third Reich: Some Reflections', in: Paul Corner, ed, Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes: Fascism, Nazism, Communism, Oxford UP.  

Pendas, Devin O., Mark Roseman and Richard F. Wetzell, eds (2017), Beyond the racial state : rethinking Nazi Germany , Cambridge UP.

Pine, Lisa, ed (2016), Life and times in Nazi Germany, London: Bloomsbury.

Pine, Lisa (2017), Hitler's "national community" : society and culture in Nazi Germany, London: Bloomsbury.

Richthofen, Esther von and Chris Dillon (2015), Alltag im Dritten Reich , Palm-Verlag.

Roth, Markus (2015), ‘Ihr wisst, wollt es aber nicht wissen’. Verfolgung , Terror und Widerstand im Dritten Reich, Munich: CH Beck.

Stephenson, Jill (2016), ‘The Volksgemeinschaft and the Problems of Permeability: The Persistence of Traditional Attitudes in Württemberg villages', German history. 34:1, 49-69.

Stephenson, Jill (2008), ‘Inclusion: Building the National Community in Propaganda and Practice’, in: Jane Caplan, ed, Nazi Germany, Oxford University Press, 99-121.

Steuwer, Janosch (2017), "Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse". Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939 , Wallstein.

Süß, Dietmar (2017), "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer" : die deutsche Gesellschaft im Dritten Reich , Munich: CH Beck.

Michael Wildt (2012), Hitler's Volksgemeinschaft and the dynamics of racial exclusion : violence against Jews in provincial Germany, 1919-1939, Berghahn Books.

Week 19: Control vs. dissent in GDR popular culture

Required reading

Die Pudhys - 'Die Boote der Jugend' (1984), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNcHvviYnLo

Silly - 'Die verlornen Kinder' (1989), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXojw8eA9Nc

Pankow - 'Langeweile' (1988), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uly7baW_qs

Sandow - 'Born in the G.D.R.' (1988), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3lDNYzf91o

Die Skeptiker - 'Strahlend wird die Zukunft sein' (1989), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_oDgD1waak

L'Attentat - 'Ohne Sinn' (1987), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVeihRpSPZA

Patricia Anne Simpson (2006), ‘Born in the “Bakschischrepublik”: Anthems of the late GDR’, in: Ruth A. Starkman, ed, Transformations of the new Germany, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 89-111.   

Further reading

Dale, Gareth (2004), Popular Protest in East Germany, Routledge.

Flüstern und Schreien (Whisper and Shout), DEFA documentary (1988), available online via Kanopy  

Gerland, Kirsten (2016), Politische Jugend im Umbruch von 1988/89 : generationelle Dynamik in der DDR und der Volksrepublik Polen , Göttingen: Wallstein.

Gerrard, Kate (2017), 'Punk and the State of Youth in the GDR', in: William Jay Rich, ed, Youth and rock in the Soviet bloc : youth cultures, music, and the state in Russia and Eastern Europe , Lexington Books.

Hayton, Jeff (2017), ‘Ignoring Dictatorship? Punk Rock, Subculture, and Entanglement in the GDR’, in: Juliane Fürst and Josie McLellan, ed, Dropping out of socialism : the creation of alternative spheres in the soviet bloc , Lexington Books.

Hayton, Jeff (2017), ‘Crosstown Traffic: Punk Rock, Space and the Porosity of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s’, Contemporary European history. 26:2, 353-377.

Howes, Seth (2016), ‘Pessimism and the Politics of the Future in East German Punk’, Journal of popular culture. 49:1, 77-96.

Larkey, Edward (2012), ‘Radio reform in the 1980s: RIAS and DT-64 respond to private radio’, in: Annette Vowinkel, Marcus M. Payk and Thomas Lindenberger, eds, Cold war cultures : perspectives on Eastern and Western European societies , Berghahn Books, 76-93.

Larkey, Edward (2005), 'Fighting for the Right (to) Party? Discursive Negotiations of Power in Preunification East German Popular Music', in: Annie J. Randall, ed, Music, Power and Politics, Routledge.

Larkey, Edward (2000), 'Contested spaces: GDR Rock between Western influence and party control', in: Edward Larkey, ed, A Sound Legacy? Music and Politics in East Germany, AICGS John Hopkins University, 42-58, https://www.aicgs.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gdrmusic.pdf 

Lorke, Christoph (2017), 'Depictions of Social Dissent in East German Television Detective Series, 1970–1989', Journal of Cold War studies. , 19:4, 168–191.

Maier, Charles S. (1997), Dissolution : the crisis of communism and the end of East Germany, Princeton University Press.

Port, Andrew (2007), Conflict and stability in the German Democratic Republic, Cambridge University Press.

Rauhut, Michael (2020), 'Conflicting Identities: The Meaning and Significance of Popular Music in the GDR', in: Oliver Seibt et al. (eds.): Made in Germany: Studies in Popular Music, Routledge, pp. 48–57.

Rauhut, Michael (2019), 'Raus aus der Spur. Brachte Rockmusik die Mauer ins Wanken?', in: Dominik Schrage et al., eds., "Zeiten des Aufbruchs" – Populäre Musik als Medium gesellschaftlichen Wandels, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 183–202.

Rauhut, Michael (2017), 'With God and Guitars: Popular Music, Socialism, and the Church in East Germany', Popular Music and Society 40:3, 292–309.

Richthofen, Esther von (2009), Bringing culture to the masses [electronic resource] : control, compromise and participation in the GDR, Berghahn Books.

Simpson, Patricia (2000), ‘Germany and Its Discontents: Die Skeptiker’s Punk Corrective’, Journal of popular culture. 34:1.

Torpey, John C. (1995), Intellectuals, socialism, and dissent: the East German opposition and its legacy, University of Minnesota Press.

Trültzsch, Sascha, des (2010), Heisser Sommer, coole Beats : zur populären Musik und ihren medialen Repräsentationen in der DDR, Peter Lang.

Wolle, Stefan (2009), Die heile Welt der Diktatur : Herrschaft und Alltag in der DDR 1971-1989, Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag.

This list was last updated on 04/02/2022