Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany

Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany

An unexpected immigration wave of Jews from the former Soviet Union mostly in the 1990s has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany. Jewish kindergartens and schools were opened, and Jewish museums, theaters, and festivals are attracting a wide audience. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. At the same time, Jewish life has undergone an impressing transformation in the second half of the 20th century– from rejection to acceptance, but not without disillusionments and heated debates. And while the ‘new Jews of Germany,’ 90 percent of them of Eastern European background, are already considered an important factor of the contemporary Jewish diaspora, they still grapple with the shadow of the Holocaust, with internal cultural clashes and with difficulties in shaping a new collective identity. What does it mean to live a Jewish life in present-day Germany? How are Jewish thoughts, feelings, and practices reflected in contemporary arts, literature, and movies? What will remain of the former German Jewish cultural heritage? Who are the new Jewish elites, and how successful is the fight against anti-Semitism? This volume offers some answers.

The Concise Cinegraph

Encyclopaedia of German Cinema

The Concise Cinegraph

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.

Bibliographie Linguistique de L'annee 1999

Bibliographie Linguistique de L'annee 1999

Setting out the historical national and religious characteristics of the Italians as they impact on the integration within the European Union, this study makes note of the two characteristics that have an adverse effect on Italian national identity: cleavages between north and south and the dominant role of family. It discusses how for Italians family loyalty is stronger than any other allegiance, including feelings towards their country, their nation, or the EU. Due to such subnational allegiances and values, this book notes that Italian civic society is weaker and engagement at the grass roots is less robust than one finds in other democracies, leaving politics in Italy largely in the hands of political parties. The work concludes by noting that EU membership, however, provides no magic bullet for Italy: it cannot change internal cleavages, the Italian worldview, and family values or the country’s mafia-dominated power matrix, and as a result, the underlying absence of fidelity to a shared polity—Italian or European—leave the country as ungovernable as ever.

The Red Army Faction

A Documentary History. Projectiles for the people

The Red Army Faction

The first in a two-volume series, this is by far the most in-depth history of the Red Army Faction ever made available in English. Volume 1 presents the manifestos and communiques issued by the RAF between 1970 and 1977. The three main manifestos - The Urban Guerilla Concept, Serve the People and Black September - are all included as are inportant interviews with Der Spiegel and Le Monde Diplpomatique.

Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs ignited fierce debate among censors, critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic on its release in 1971. When Amy (Susan George) returns to her home village with her American peacenik husband David (Dustin Hoffman), the residents of this tight-knit Cornish community slowly turn on them. The sexual tension and latent violence finally erupt in an explosion of violence that includes a rape scene that has remained controversial to this day. The film was heavily cut for theatrical release in the US, and the pressinspired furore in the UK led to several local councils cutting or banning it outright. Later, caught in the wake of the 'video nasties' panic of the 1980s, Straw Dogs was refused a home-video certificate in the UK for nearly twenty years. Stevie Simkin's study sheds light on the film's treatment by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and tracks its subsequent tortuous journey towards home-video release, buffeted by various shifts in the BBFC's policy on representations of sexual violence. But, equally importantly, Simkin provides a highly original accountof themaking of the film, drawing on extensive research in Peckinpah's archive, including analysis of draft scripts, notes, memos and contemporary press items, as well as insights from a number of Peckinpah's associates, and key figures at the BBFC. 'A swift, compelling read. Thorough and scholarly without the faintest whiff of academic stuffiness, Stevie Simkin's study of Straw Dogs summons up the turmoil of the 1960s and 70s and illuminates the highly charged subject of sexual violence on film.' Stephen Farber, Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter Stevie Simkin is Reader in Drama and Film at the University of Winchester, UK. He is the author of, among other works, Revenge Tragedy: A New Casebook (2001), Early Modern Tragedy and the Cinema of Violence (2005), and, also in the Controversies series, a volume on Basic Instinct (forthcoming, 2013).

Irish Literature and Culture

Irish Literature and Culture

Irish Literature and Culture contains the papers read at the 1988 conference of the Canadian Association for Irish studies, held at Marianopolis College, Montreal. The conference theme, 'Cultural and Artistic Contexts of Irish Literature', is reflected in essays on the relationship between Irish literature and the other arts (music, painting, stage design), essays on individual writers (Edmund Burke, Thomas Moore) and specific texts (Joyce's Ulysses, Friel's The Freedom of the City), and essays that explore the broader cultural contexts of Irish drama, cinema and politics. The collection has been given historical perspective with the addition of Andrew Carpenter's essay on eighteenth-century Irish musical and literary culture and Mary Helen Thuente's exploration of the literary significance of the culture and politics of the United Irishmen. The other contributors are Zack Bowen, Richard Allen Cave, Terry Eagleton, John Wilson Foster, Richard Kearney, Declan Kiberd, Edna Longley, Patrich Rafroidi and Wolfgang Zach.

Kunstgriffe

Auskünfte Zur Reichweite Von Literaturtheorie und Literaturkritik : Festschrift Für Herbert Mainusch

Kunstgriffe

Die Festschrift für Herbert Mainusch stellt eine Momentaufnahme der Forschungsinteressen und des Forschungsstandes der Literaturwissenschaft und Ästhetik dar. Insgesamt 36 Beiträge namhafter Fachgelehrter aus Australien, der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Volksrepublik China, Großbritannien, Kanada, Österreich, Sri Lanka, Südafrika und den USA beschäftigen sich mit Themen aus folgenden Bereichen: Utopieforschung, Satiretheorie, Dramentheorie, Übersetzungskritik, moderne Literaturtheorie und Stilgeschichte. Literaturhistorische Arbeiten von der Antike über Mittelalter, Renaissance und Barock bis zur jüngsten Literaturgeschichte etwa Australiens, oder Sri Lankas finden sich ebenso wie Untersuchungen zu einzelnen Autoren wie William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, David Hume, William Blake, S.T. Coleridge, Bernard Shaw, E.M. Forster, James Joyce, Denis Johnston, Brian Friel und Lebbeus Woods.

From Hand to Mouth

Women and Piecework

From Hand to Mouth