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A Companion to German Cinema.

Author: Terri Ginsberg; Andrea Mensch
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to German Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time during which cinema studies as well as German cinema have once again begun to flourish. Offers a careful combination of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and intellectual inclusivenessIncludes essays by well-known writers as well as up-and-coming scholars who take  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ginsberg, Terri.
A Companion to German Cinema.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terri Ginsberg; Andrea Mensch
ISBN: 9781444345575 1444345575
OCLC Number: 768732472
Description: 1 online resource (617 pages)
Contents: A Companion to German Cinema; Contents; Notes on Editors and Contributors; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; First Movement: Destabilization; 1 Have Dialectic, Will Travel: The GDR Indianerfilme as Critique and Radical Imaginary; 2 Coming Out into Socialism: Heiner Carow's Third Way; 3 German Identity, Myth, and Documentary Film; 4 Post-Reunification Cinema: Horror, Nostalgia, Redemption; 5 "Capitalism Has No More Natural Enemies": The Berlin School; 6 Projecting Heimat: On the Regional and the Urban in Recent Cinema. 7 No Happily Ever After: Disembodying Gender, Destabilizing Nation in Angelina Maccarone's UnveiledSecond Movement: Dislocation; 8 Views across the Rhine: Border Poetics in Straub-Huillet's Machorka-Muff (1962) and Lothringen! (1994); 9 Contested Spaces: Kamal Aljafari's Transnational Palestinian Films; 10 Fatih Akin's Homecomings; 11 Lessons in Liberation: Fassbinder's Whity at the Crossroads of Hollywood Melodrama and Blaxploitation; 12 Sexploitation Film from West Germany; 13 A Documentarist at the Limits of Queer: The Films of Jochen Hick. 14 Models of Masculinity in Postwar Germany: The Sissi Films and the West German Wiederbewaffnungsdebatte15 Crossdressing, Remakes, and National Stereotypes: The Germany-Hollywood Connection; Third Movement: Disidentification; 16 The Aesthetics of Ethnic Cleansing: A Historiographic and Filmic Analysis of Andres Veiel's Balagan; 17 Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse: "Feminist Re-Visions" of a Historical Controversy; 18 The Baader Oedipus Complex; 19 Dislocations: Videograms of a Revolution and the Search for Images. 20 Germany Welcomes Back Its Jews: Go for Zucker! and the Women in German Debate (aka Wiggie-leaks: A Polemical Analysis)21 Screening the German Social Divide: Aelrun Goette's Die Kinder sind tot; 22 A Negative Utopia: Michael Haneke's Fragmentary Cinema; Index.

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A Companion to German Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time during which cinema studies as well as German cinema have once again begun to flourish. Offers a careful combination of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and intellectual inclusivenessIncludes essays by well-known writers as well as up-and-coming scholars who take innovative critical approaches to both time-honored and emergent areas in the field, especially regarding race, gender, sexuality, and (trans)nationalismDistinctive for its contemporary.

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