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Persistence of Folly

by Joel B. Lande Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (November 15, 2018)

Joel B. Lande’s Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing on the misunderstood figure of the fool, whose spontaneous and impish jest captivated audiences,...


Repentance for the Holocaust

by C. K. Martin Chung Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (July 15, 2017)

In Repentance for the Holocaust, C. K. Martin Chung develops the biblical idea of "turning" (tshuvah) into a conceptual framework to analyze a particular area of contemporary German history, commonly referred...


Sexual Politics and Feminist Science

by Kirsten Leng Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (February 15, 2018)

" Sexual Politics and Feminist Science is a highly original, exceedingly well-researched, historically significant, and beautifully written book."—Dagmar Herzog, Graduate Center, City University of New York...


Rigorism of Truth

by Hans Blumenberg, Joe Paul Kroll & Ahlrich Meyer Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (February 15, 2018)

In "Moses the Egyptian"—the centerpiece of Rigorism of Truth, the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah...


Counterpreservation

by Daniela Sandler Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (November 03, 2016)

In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. As nodes of public...


Form as Revolt

by Sebastian Zeidler Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (January 22, 2016)

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. In Form as Revolt Sebastian...


Legal Tender

by John Griffith Urang Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li

At first glance, romance seems an improbable angle from which to write a cultural history of the German Democratic Republic. By most accounts the GDR was among the most dour and disciplined of socialist states,...


Berlin Coquette

by Jill Suzanne Smith Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the "Whore of Babylon." Out of this reputation for debauchery...


The total work of art in European modernism

by David Roberts Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li

In this groundbreaking book, David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the...


On the Ruins of Babel

by Daniel Purdy Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li

The eighteenth century struggled to define architecture as either an art or a science-the image of the architect as a grand figure who synthesizes all other disciplines within a single master plan emerged from...


Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

by Christopher D. Johnson Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li

The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book is the first in English to focus on his last project, the encyclopedic...


Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany

by Sonja Boos Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (December 18, 2014)

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany is an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical...