BOOKS RECEIVED: Allison Morehead, “Natures Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books/Berkeley This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental science and ultimately foreshadowed twentieth-century modernist practices. Looking at avant-garde figures such as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Bailey, “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Larry Eugene Jones, ed., “The German Right in the Weimar Republic: Studies in the History of German Conservatism, Nationalism, and Antisemitism” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Significant recent research on the German Right between 1918 and 1933 calls into question received narratives of Weimar political history. The German Right in the Weimar Republic examines the role that the German Right played… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995 (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books It is often taken for granted that French cinema is intimately connected to the nation’s sense of identity and self-confidence. But what do we really know about that relationship? What are the nuances, insider codes,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Daniel Morat, “Sounds of Modern History: Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures… Read More
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