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Rebellion and Revolution

Defiance in German Language, History and Art

Editor(s): Melissa Etzler and Priscilla Layne
Contributors: Jeffrey L. High, Dr. Matthias Bushmeier, Christoph Kleinschmidt, John A. Williams, Priscilla Layne, Andreas Gailus,
Subject: German Studies

Book Description

Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art is a transnational collection of twelve essays by scholars of history, literature and film. It offers new perspectives on several of the key moments in history when the German revolutionary spirit was at its peak. Inspired by both the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the 40th anniversary of the student movements of 1968, this book contributes to current discourses on resistance by providing a retrospective look at events and time periods ranging from the German Peasants’ War of 1525 to the American War for Independence and the French Revolution in the 18th century; and from the tumultuous period of the Weimar Republic up until the final days of the German Democratic Republic. This book not only provides a new outlook on important historical moments and sociopolitical issues, rather the articles take a multidisciplinary approach to analyze a variety of artistic works inspired by historical rebellious movements. This book provides a variety of theoretical interpretations which will be useful to readers interested in historiography, gender studies, rhetoric, philosophy, film, music and literature.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1935-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1935-2
Date of Publication: 01/04/2010
Pages / Size: 285 / A5
Price: £39.99


Melissa Etzler received her MA in German from California State University, Long Beach and she is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include contemporary German cinema and foreign language pedagogy. Her dissertation focuses on madness in twentieth-century literature.

Priscilla Layne is a PhD candidate in the Department of German at UC Berkeley where she researches issues of rebellion in German literature, music and film. She received her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago in 2003 and her MA in German from UC Berkeley in 2006.