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Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies

Ed. by Denham, Scott / Kacandes, Irene / Petropoulos, Jonathan

    Aims and Scope

    The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies. Topics span all periods of German and German-speaking lands and cultures from the local to the global, with a special focus on demonstrating how various disciplines – history, musicology, art history, anthropology, religious studies, media studies, political theory, literary and cultural studies, among others – and new theoretical and methodological paradigms work across disciplinary boundaries to create knowledge and add to critical understanding in German studies broadly. All works are in English. Three to four new titles will be published annually.

    About the series editors:
    Scott Denham
    is the Charles A. Dana Professor of German Studies at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. At Chicago, Marburg, the Free University of Berlin, and Harvard, he studied principally German literature, and also comparative literature and history. He has published and spoken on war fiction, Ernst Jünger, Kafka, reception studies, interdisciplinarity and cultural studies, Modernism and narrative, the Holocaust, Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus, and W.G. Sebald. Additional teaching and research interests include the Holocaust and its representation, literary translation, second-language and writing pedagogy, Susan Sontag, Günter Grass, Christa Wolf, postwar German film, German politics and culture, and questions of identity, loss, and memory in the central European context.

    Irene Kacandes is the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. She received three degrees from Harvard University and also studied at the Free University of Berlin and Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. She publishes on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics including secondary orality, rhetoric, aesthetics, trauma, witnessing, family and generational memory, experimental life writing, Holocaust testimony, and narrative theory. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and currently serves as President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and Vice President of the German Studies Association.

    Jonathan Petropoulos is the John V. Croul Professor of European History and the Chair of the Department of History at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. He began working on the subject of Nazi art looting and restitution at Harvard University where he earned a PhD in History. Author of numerous books on art and politics in the Third Reich, he has also appeared in more than a dozen documentary films and helped organize art exhibitions, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany." He served as Research Director for Art and Cultural Property on the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, where he helped draft the report, "Restitution and Plunder: The U.S. and Holocaust Victims' Assets" (2001).

    Together the editors published the pathbreaking book A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (1997).

    Supplementary Information

    Scott Denham Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Jonathan Petropoulos, Claremont McKenna College, California.

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