Counter-Cultures in Germany and Central Europe: From Sturm und Drang to Baader-Meinhof

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Originally presented at a September 2001 symposium held at the U. of Nottingham, the 20 papers in this collection cover aspects of German and central European culture from the 1770s to the 1990s, including narrative, theater, poetry, photography, and varied countercultural institutional and theoretical initiatives. Coverage includes the late-18th and early-19th century roots of counterculture and terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s; anti-modern, anti-urban, and green movements since the turn of the 20th century; new...
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Overview

Originally presented at a September 2001 symposium held at the U. of Nottingham, the 20 papers in this collection cover aspects of German and central European culture from the 1770s to the 1990s, including narrative, theater, poetry, photography, and varied countercultural institutional and theoretical initiatives. Coverage includes the late-18th and early-19th century roots of counterculture and terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s; anti-modern, anti-urban, and green movements since the turn of the 20th century; new conceptions of art and the relationship between aesthetics and politics on the left and the right emerging in the wake of modernism; and alternative political movements since the 1960s, including the Red Army Faction and its literary affiliations. Four of the essays are in German. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820462769
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 397

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Introduction: Culture as Counter-Culture 11
Sturm und Drang: Towards a New Logic of Passion and the Logic of German Counter-Cultures 25
Gypsies, Utopias and Counter-Cultures in Modern German Cultural History 43
Revolutionaries, Traditionalists, Terrorists? The Burschenschaften and the German Counter-Cultural Tradition 61
Performing Counter-Culture in the Vorstadt: Nestroy's Theatre in Times of Reaction and Revolt 87
Das Reich der Erfullung: A Theme in Wilhelmine Counter-Culture 105
'Los von Berlin!' Anti-Urbanism as Counter-Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Germany 121
Walter Benjamin, Gustav Wyneken and the Jugendkulturbewegung 137
The Green Alternative in Germany 1900-1930 155
The Roots of the East German 'Green' Movement in the 1950s 171
Bluthochzeit mit Mutter Erde: Repression und Regression in der Blut-und-Boden-Literatur 193
Limits of the Visible: Kracauer's Photographic Dystopia 213
The Art of the Imperceptible: A Discussion of the Aesthetics of Wolfgang Welsch 241
The Challenges of Zurich's Autonomous Youth Movement 259
Aufrufe, Bekenntnisse, Analysen: Zur Politisierung der westdeutschen Literatur in den sechziger Jahren 273
Writing the Revolution: the Literary Representation of the German Student Movement as Counter-Culture 295
The West German Red Army Faction and its Appropriation of Latin American Urban Guerilla Struggles 315
Aesthetics of (Self-)Destruction: Melville's Moby Dick, Brecht's The Measures Taken and the Red Army Faction 333
'Heilige, die im Dunkel leuchten': Der Mythos der RAF im Spiegel der Literatur nachgeborener Autoren 353
Ulrike Meinhof im Deutschen Drama der Neunziger Jahre: Drei Beispiele 373
Notes on Contributors 395
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