PUBLICATIONS

Submitted
Dan Baras and Orly Shenker. Submitted. “Does the Thermodynamic Past State Call for Explanation?”.
Chiara Caradonna. Submitted. “Kassiber schreiben. Zur Dichtung Rainer René Muellers.” Germanica, 64, 2019. Publisher's Version
Dan Baras and Justin Clarke-Doane. Submitted. “Modal Security”.
Dan Baras. Submitted. “No Need to Get Up From the Armchair”.
Lina Nikou. Submitted. “„Vollständige Angaben sind unbedingt nötig“. Berlins Einladungen an im Nationalsozialismus verfolgte ehemalige Bürgerinnen und Bürger.” Edited by Stefanie Fischer, Nethanael Riemer, and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum.
2019
Staging Doubt Skepticism in Early Modern European Drama

This volume considers the influential revival of ancient philosophical skepticism in the 16th and early 17th centuries and investigates, from a comparative perspective, its reception in early modern English, Spanish and French drama, dedicating detailed readings to plays by Shakespeare, Calderón, Lope de Vega, Rotrou, Desfontaines, and Cervantes. While all the plays employ similar dramatic devices for "putting skepticism on stage", the study explores how these dramas, however, give different "answers" to the challenges posed by skepticism in relation to their respective historico-cultural and "ideological" contexts.

 

Sammy Gronemann Kritische Gesamtausgabe

Sammy Gronemann’s first literary success was his 1920 bestseller Tohuwabohu. This satirical novel is a period piece that marks the start of Gronemann’s literary career and presents a humorous portrait of Jewish life in Berlin after the turn of the century. Albert Einstein considered it a “masterpiece” because of its perspicacious and lucid depiction of the many facets of German Judaism. This annotated version includes yet unpublished documents, extensive commentaries and an overview over the book’s reception history, along with a short essay on the impact of the book’s title on the German language.

Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting
Dr. Tawfiq Daʿadli. 4/18/2019. Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting. 25th ed., Pp. 178. Abstract
In Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the pictorial language which flourished in the city of Herat, modern Afghanistan, under the rule of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (r.1469-1506). This study focuses on one illustrated manuscript of a poem entitled Khamsa by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, kept in the British Library under code Or.6810. Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the paintings, reveals the syntax behind them and thus deciphers the message of the whole manuscript. The book combines scholarly efforts to interpret theological-political lessons embedded in one of the foremost Persian schools of art against the background of the court dynamic of an influential medieval power in its final years.
Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting
In Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the pictorial language which flourished in the city of Herat, modern Afghanistan, under the rule of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (r.1469-1506). This study focuses on one illustrated manuscript of a poem entitled Khamsa by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, kept in the British Library under code Or.6810. Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the paintings, reveals the syntax behind them and thus deciphers the message of the whole manuscript. The book combines scholarly efforts to interpret theological-political lessons embedded in one of the foremost Persian schools of art against the background of the court dynamic of an influential medieval power in its final years.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Annekathrin Kohout: Netzfeminismus. Strategien weiblicher Bildpolitik.” Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen, 4. Publisher's Version
The Family of Man is one of the most famous photo exhibitions of all times. Since 1994, the last remaining original is exhibited publicly in Luxemburg. Whereas scholars have dismissed The Family of Man for decades as sentimental and stereotypical, teachers embraced it early on for its potential to instruct visual literacy. This article presents a set of three courses about The Family of Man, including a seminar, a practical tutorial, and an excursion to the exhibition in Clervaux, Luxemburg. It argues that The Family of Man is nowadays still important for teaching visual literacy at the intersection of photo history, photo theory, and exhibition design.

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