A New History of German Cinema (Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual)

A New History of German Cinema (Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual)


This dynamic, event-centered anthology bargains a brand new realizing of the hundred-year heritage of German-language movie, from the earliest days of the Kintopp to modern productions just like the Lives of Others. all the greater than 80 essays takes a key date as its start line and explores its value for German movie historical past, pursuing its courting with its social, political, and aesthetic second. whereas the essays provide considerable temporal and topical unfold, this publication emphasizes the juxtaposition of recognized and unknown tales, granting cognizance to quite a lot of cinematic occasions. short part introductions supply a bigger ancient and film-historical framework that illuminates the essays inside of it, delivering either students and the final reader a atmosphere for the person texts and figures lower than research. Cross-references to different essays within the e-book are incorporated on the shut of every access, encouraging readers not just to pursue time-honored trajectories within the improvement of German movie, but additionally to track specific figures and motifs throughout genres and ancient sessions. jointly, the contributions supply a brand new view of the a number of, intersecting narratives that make up German-language cinema. The constellation that's therefore validated demanding situations unidirectional narratives of German movie historical past and charts new methods of considering movie historiography extra largely. Jennifer Kapczynski is affiliate Professor of German at Washington college, St. Louis, and Michael Richardson is affiliate Professor of German at Ithaca university.

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