The introductory first chapter describes how she hopes that this book will create a bridge by which Germanists
, as they turn ever more often to topics centred on the environment, might catch up with other university programmes already active in the environmental humanities.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of this project, it should come as no surprise that Fehn (who passed away in 1989) was a Germanist
by trade, as is Seelig, while Hallmark and Thym are musicologists.
Even though the policy suddenly provided work for translators (unfortunately on a volunteer basis) and even though we did hear subsequently from a number of European Germanists
who now wanted to be published in the Yearbook in hopes of a wider scholarly audience, the policy has been the subject of intermittent debate.
Liulevicius's analysis prompted many Germanists
(including this reviewer) to rethink their conceptualization of violence and modernity as it related to the Eastern Front, and Lekan could have usefully intervened in this debate.
Readers will find articles on the Crusades and Luther, on Wagner's Ring cycle and Schopenhauer's philosophy of the will, on Freud's Interpretation of Dreams and the New German Cinema of the 1970s--all written by Germanists
currently working in American German departments.
As for me, I've been teaching Pushkin in winter quarter 2007--and every colleague I meet in the elevator on my way to class (Russianists, Germanists
, Polonists...) has expressed envy.
It was by no means Germanists
alone who found themselves steeped in the works of Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, Kleist and Holderlin.
present at this meeting supported the idea and formed a provisional executive, consisting of Professors Borcherdt, Santoli and Bockmann.
trained in literature will certainly find better lexicons than this for reference, but non-Germanists will use the Encyclopedia as a reliable source for quick orientations on contemporary writers.
In contrast, Sara Lennox, focuses on the ways in which American feminist approaches have influenced the disciplinary practice of American Germanists
, finding a unique voice.
Consisting of fourteen articles written for the most part by a younger generation of German, British, Irish, and Scandinavian Germanists
, this volume is bound to be of great interest to anyone interested in the works that chronicle the journey of the Yiddish-speakers of Central and Eastern Europe from medieval ghettos to the attempted assimilation into the German cultural world.
Midgely's study cannot be recommended highly enough to scholars in the field of Weimar studies and Germanists