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Weimar Silent Film Seminar

Strongly recommended

Lotte Eisner: The Haunted Screen. Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969. PN1993.5.G3 E513 1969b

Thomas Elsaesser: Weimar Cinema and After: Germany’s Historical Imaginary. New York: Routledge, 2000  PN1993.5.G3 E58 2000

Frances Guerin: A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in the 1920s Germany. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis, 2005  PN1993.5.G3 G84 2005

Susan Hayward: Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. Third Edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.  PN1993.45 H36 2006

Noah Isenberg (ed.): Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.  PN1993.5.G4 W357 2009

Anton Kaes: Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 2011. PN1993.5.G3 K295 2009 

Anton Kaes / Martin Jay / Edward Dimenberg (eds.): The Weimar Republic Sourcebook. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London: University of California Press, 1994.  DD240 .W3927 1994 

Siegfried Kracauer: From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.  PN1993.5.G3 K7 2004   (Multiple copies of earlier editions (PN1993.5.G3 K7 1970, etc are available in the stacks/6 East)

Siegfried Kracauer: The Mass Ornament.  Ed. Thomas Y Levin. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995. AC35 .K64613 1995

Nick Lacey. Introduction to Film: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Ed Sikov: Film Studies. An Introduction. New York : Columbia University Press, 2010. PN1994 .S535 2010

Eric D. Weitz: Weimar Germany : Promise and Tragedy. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007. DD237 .W47 2007

Recommended readings

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Stefan Andriopoulos: Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.  PN1995.9.H95 A5413 2008

Peter Baxter: Sternberg. London: BFI, 1980.  PN1998.A3 V6175

Ian Buruma / Sabine Rewald (ed.), Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s. New York: MomA, 2006. DAAP Stacks ND1316.6 .R49 2006

Anke Gleber: The Art of Taking a Walk: Flanerie, Literature, and Film in Weimar Culture. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 1999.  NX652.F55 G64 1999 c.2 (5 East)

Tom Gunning: The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity. London: BFI, 2000.  PN1998.3.L36 G86 2000

Sabine Hake: Passions and Deceptions: The Early Films of Ernst Lubitsch. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 1992. Available through OhioLINK (catalog record)

Jeffrey Herf: Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture, and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984.  DD238 .H45 1984 (5 North) Online version

Andrew Higson / Richard Maltby: ‘Film Europe’ and ‘Film America’: Cinema, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1929. Devon: University of Exeter Press, 1999. Available through OhioLINK  (catalog record)

Thomas W. Kniesche / Stephen Brockmann (eds.): Dancing on the Volcano: Essays on the Culture of the Weimar Republic. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1994. DD239 .D36 1994 (5 North)

Klaus Kreimeier: The UFA Story: A History of Germany’s Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999 PN1999.U35 K713 1996

Richard W. McCormick: Gender and Sexuality in Weimar Modernity: Film, Literature, and ‘New Objectivity.’ New York: Palgrave, 2001. PN1993.5.G3 M39 2001

Patrice Petro: Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 1989. PN1993.5.G3 P435 1989

Eric Rentschler (ed): The Films of G.W: Pabst: An Extraterritorial Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990. Available through OhioLINK (catalog record).

Thomas J. Saunders: Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. PN1993.5.G3 S34 1994

Jane Ward: Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in the 1920s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. NX550.A1 W37 2001  (5 East)

Bernd Widdig: Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press,  2001. HG999 .W418 2001 (5 East) 

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