German Studies

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Critique in German Philosophy

Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.

Genealogies of the Secular

Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.

The Cudgel and the Caress

Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.

Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

The Pen Confronts the Sword

By Avihu Zakai
Subjects: History

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

Lessing and the Enlightenment

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures

Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.

East German Historians since Reunification

Edited by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler
Subjects: History

Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.

Poetic Fragments

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

Out of the East

Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.

The Death of Empedocles

The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.

Anxious Anatomy

Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.

Disciplining the Holocaust

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism

Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.

Staging History

Examines Brecht's use of the theatre as a public arena for political change.

Lacan in the German-Speaking World

Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.

Borders of a Lip

By Jan Plug
Subjects: Area Studies

Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.

Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity

Edited by Roy Jerome
Afterword by Michael S. Kimmel
Subjects: Area Studies

Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.

On the Study of Greek Poetry

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past

Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.

Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)

By Andrew Weeks
Subjects: Area Studies

This first English-language consideration of Valentin Weigel, an important but neglected figure in German intellectual history, examines his life and his writings on tolerance.

Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives

By Karin Bauer
Subjects: Area Studies

Investigates the intellectual affinities of Adorno and Nietzsche, culminating in a discussion of their readings of Wagner, who serves as a medium and supplement for their critiques of modern culture.

For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife

This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.

Education in the Third Reich

In its determination to take absolute control, the Third Reich focused on the nation's youth, reserving for the schools the vital task of refashioning the German psyche. This book examines these propaganda ...

German Feminism

Rich, diverse, and complex, this anthology presents the new prose fiction of women from both Germanys and Austria and the working papers of the German women's movement since the late 1960s. The alternation ...