For those of you who will be in NYC before mid-October, this exhibition on "Publishing in Exile: German-Language Literature in the U.S. in the 1940s" at the LBI looks interesting:
Here are some lit suggestions based on last week's project presentations....I better get them off my chest before I leave:
Mari Jo Buhle, "Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis."
Attached are Hannah Arendt questions for Thursday's discussion.
Here is a link to the 1946 "Alien Fiancees/Fiances Act" I referred to in last week's film class (you can also read the full text via the PDF link):
Here are some titles that I thought of during the last meetings. So before I forget them all (which I sure will), here they are:
- Lynching and Photography:
Dora Apel and Shawn Michelle Smith: “Lynching Photographs”
OK, what about this one (this is why I love American Studies):
Eric Lott, "Perfect is Dead: Karen Carpenter, Theodor Adorno,and the Radio; or, If Hooks Could Kill” (in: Criticism, Volume 50, Number 2, Spring 2008, pp. 219-234)
Here are some texts that came to mind, all from the visual culture studies field. I have the feeling you are familiar with the Mitchell article, but in any case, here we go...
Lisa Parks, “Satellite and Cyber Visualities: Analyzing‘digital earth’” (in Nicholas Mirzoeff’s Visual Culture Reader)
FYI: Here is the link to an interesting German-language publication ("akte exil"), edited by Hermann Haarmann, who teaches "Exilpublizistik" at FU Berlin's Communications Department--I studied with him (a long time ago), and really like his work.
He also posts his some of his syllabi, including a literature list on "Faschismustheorie" (this one is for you, Jenny!):
This is a link in response to Helga's fantastic research topic; just came to my mind as I was reading Helga's mail. It's not exactly dealing with the same questions, but related, I think, and useful nevertheless--and quite an impressive website. It's part of a new research project by Maria Hoehn at Vassar, in collaboration with the GHI; she has worked at the intersection of American and German Studies: