ISBN-10:
1571811133
ISBN-13:
9781571811134
Pub. Date:
02/01/1998
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nation / Edition 1

Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nation / Edition 1

by Patricia Herminghouse, Magda Mueller

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ISBN-13: 9781571811134
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Series: Modern German Studies , #4
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Patricia Herminghouse teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Culture at the University of Rochester.

Magda Mueller in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at California State University, Chico.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Looking for Germania

PART I: EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY

Chapter 1. The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the German: Race, Gender and Nationality in Eighteenth-Century Anthropological Discourse

Susanne Zantop

Chapter 2. Sophie La Roche as a German Patriot

Helga S. Watt

Chapter 3. Romantic Nationalism: Achim von Arnim’s Gypsy Princess Isabella

Sara Friedrichsmeyer

Chapter 4. How to Think about Germany: Nationality, Gender, and Obsession in Heine’s “Night Thoughts”

Russell A. Berman

Chapter 5. The Fatherland’s Kiss of Death: Gender and Germany in Nineteenth-Century Historical Fiction

Brent O. Peterson

PART II: RETHINKING HISTORY AND CANONS

Chapter 6. The Challenge of “Missing Contents” for Canon Formation in German Studies

Elke Frederiksen

Chapter 7. Feminism and Motherhood in Germany and in International Perspective 1800-1914

Ann Taylor Allen

Chapter 8. “Truly Womanly” and “Truly German”: Women’s Rights and National Identity in Die Frau

Stefana Lefko

Chapter 9. The Ladies’ Auxiliary of German Literature: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Quest for a National Literary History

Patricia Herminghouse

PART III: VISUAL CULTURE

Chapter 10. En-Gendering Mass Culture: The Case of Zarah Leander

Lutz P. Koepnick

Chapter 11. Nazism as Femme Fatale: Recuperations of Cinematic Masculinity in Postwar Berlin

Barton Byg

Chapter 12. Visualizing the Nation: Madonnas and Mourning Mothers in Postwar Germany

Mariatte C. Denman

Chapter 13. Framing the Unheimlich: Heimatfilm and Bambi

Ingeborg Majer O’Sickey

Chapter 14.

Rape, Nation, and Remembering History: Helke Sander’s Liberators Take Liberties

Barbara Kosta

PART IV: GERMANY AND HER “OTHERS”

Chapter 15. “Germany is Full of Germans Now”: Germanness in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy and Chantal

Ackerman’s Meetings with Anna

Barbara Mennel

Chapter 16. Bodies for Germany, Bodies for Socialism: The German Democratic Republic Devises a Gay (Male) Body

Denis Sweet

Chapter 17. Patterns of Consciousness and Cycles of Self-Destruction: Nation, Ethnicity, and Gender in Herta Müller’s Prose

Karin Bauer

Chapter 18. Germania Displaced? Reflections on the Discourses of Female Asylum Seekers and Ethnic Germans

Magda Mueller

Chapter 19. GERMANIA – Just a Male Construction? Gender, Germanness, and Feminism in East German Women

Writers

Eva Kaufmann

Chapter 20. The Price of Feminism: Of Women and Turks

Leslie Adelson

PART V: FATHERLAND AND MOTHER TONGUE

Chapter 21. Language is Publicity for Men – but enough is enough!

Luise Pusch

Chapter 22. The New Duden : Out of Date Already?

Luise Pusch

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