A Companion to German Cinema

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Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 28, 2011 - 560 pages
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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 inclusiveness
  • Includes 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)nationalism
  • Distinctive for its contemporary relevance, reorienting the field to the global twenty-first century
  • Fills critical gaps in the extant scholarship, opening the field onto new terrains of critical engagement
 

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Contents

The GDR Indianerfilme
27
Heiner Carows Third Way
55
German Identity Myth and Documentary Film
82
Horror Nostalgia Redemption
110
The Berlin School
134
On the Regional and the Urban in Recent Cinema
155
Disembodying Gender Destabilizing Nation
175
Border Poetics in StraubHuillets
197
The Films of Jochen Hick
318
The Sissi Films
341
Disidentification
405
Feminist ReVisions
429
The Baader Oedipus Complex
462
Videograms of a Revolution and the Search for Images
483
Gofor Zucker and the Women
507
Aelrun Goettes Die Kinder sind tot
526

Palestinian Films
218
Fatih Akıns Homecomings
249
Fassbinders Whity at
260
Sexploitation Film from West Germany
287
Michael Hanekes Fragmentary Cinema
553
Index
573
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About the author (2011)

Terri Ginsberg is a director and public programmer at theInternational Council for Middle East Studies in Washington, D.C.She has taught film, media, and cultural studies at New YorkUniversity, Rutgers University, Dartmouth College, Ithaca College,and Brooklyn College. She is author of Holocaust Film: ThePolitical Aesthetics of Ideology (2007), and co-editor (withKirsten Moana Thompson) of Perspectives on German Cinema(1996) and of several other volumes on global cinema and MiddleEastern film studies.

Andrea Mensch is a Senior Lecturer in the EnglishDepartment at North Carolina State University, and has also taughtfilm and literature courses in London and at the NCSU PragueInstitute. She was associate editor as well as book reviews editorfor Jouvert: A Journal of Post-colonial Studies.

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