The Female in German Modernisms

The Visual Turn

The Female in German Modernisms
The Visual Turn
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Based on scholarly familiarity with the history and study of international modernisms, the book takes the case of Germany, where it is most clearly identified as Expressionism. The analyses here that examine borrowings across the arts – painting, film, and literature – suggest that Expressionism alone is insufficient for an explanation of German modernism. Instead, the book proposes that we should think of modernism as a hydra headed aesthetic phenomenon that includes realism to compose an incomplete modernism. The interarts study focuses on how new modernist visualities, conceived more expansively to include silent film and scripts, locate women in modernity. The readings of silent film in conjunction with the art of Die Brücke find that the figure of the female, and the perspectives used by the artists are influenced by the techniques of silent cinema. The book shows that with each of the twenty texts under consideration, borrowings from other arts influence the woman’s inclusion into the modern world. Detailed analyses of texts, using this intermedial approach, include Kokoschka’s play Murderer, Hope of Women, Urban Gad’s film The Abyss, E.L. Kirchner’s woodcuts and Street Scenes, Elsa Lasker-Schüler’s film script Plum-Pascha, and Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz.

About the author

Geetha Ramanathan is Professor of Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies at West Chester University where she teaches comparative literature and film. She is the author of among others, Feminist Auteurs: Reading Women’s Films and Locating Gender in Modernism: The Female Outsider. She is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Kathleen Collins: The Black Essai Film.



Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Geetha Ramanthan
Anzahl der Seiten 218
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 28.02.2019
Gewicht (kg) 0.2840
ISBN-13 9783955380298