Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.
Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.
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.
Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.
Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.
Schelling’s masterpiece investigating evil and freedom.
Examines Brecht's use of the theatre as a public arena for political change.
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.
Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.
Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.
Examines masculinity in German culture, society, and literature from 1945 to the present.
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.
This first full-length study investigates the profound implications of the peculiarly original sense of humor found in Elias Canetti's single novel--a facetiousness, understood in a Nietzschean sense, as a revolutionary aesthetic.
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 ...
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 ...