A Land on the Threshold published

Among the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the secret Treaty of London between Italy and the Western War Allies in April 1915, which sealed the fate of South Tyrol for the duration of the twentieth century by passing it from Austria to Italy. In May 2015, … Continue reading

Forces of Ambiguity published

Thomas Mann’s novel Der Zauberberg (1913–1924) illustrates a change in the author’s conceptions of life, death, disease and Eros following World War I. Set in a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium, the novel’s main protagonist, Hans Castorp, comes into contact with three pedagogic figures who each represent a different attitude towards these themes. The humanist Settembrini, for … Continue reading

Reminder: Invitation for submissions to the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

*Reminder: Due 31 May 2017* The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies. Submissions are invited from early career scholars in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of … Continue reading

Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies. Submissions are invited from early career scholars in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the prize will receive a … Continue reading

Andreas Dresen published

« Andreas Dresen belongs to a select group of leading German filmmakers whose successful career unfolded after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This collection of essays, the first focused entirely on the by now already extensive oeuvre of the DEFA-trained filmmaker, […] is an enticing invitation to contemplate the many important contributions Dresen has … Continue reading

Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages published

In what ways has language been central to constructing, challenging and reconfiguring social and political boundaries? This volume traverses space and time to explore the construction of such boundaries. Focusing on the ways that language functions as an inclusive and divisive marker of identity, the volume includes case studies on Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium  and … Continue reading

Winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies: WINNER Dr Jessica Wood   Portraits of the Artist: Dionysian Creativity in Selected Works by Gabriele D’Annunzio and Thomas Mann Congratulations to our winner! The book will be published in … Continue reading

Author Albrecht Dümling interviewed on The Music Show with Andrew Ford

Author Albrecht Dümling’s interview on The Music Show with Andrew Ford is now available to download or stream from the ABC Radio National website. Click here to listen to the broadcast. About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945. They were initially given a mixed reception as “enemy aliens” … Continue reading

Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents reviewed in the Irish Times

  Fergal Lenehan’s new book Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents: German Media Representations of Ireland, 1946-2010 was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday 1 October, by their Berlin correspondent Derek Scally. Please click here to read the review. This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period … Continue reading

Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents published

This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the so-called «Celtic Tiger» and Ireland’s subsequent economic downturn. It charts both the patterns and the inconsistencies in depictions of Ireland in the weekly publications Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, as well as in German … Continue reading

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