Between Victim and Perpetrator Imaginary: The Implicated Subject in Works by Rachel Seiffert and Cate Shortland TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Susanne Baackmann Download PDF Abstract The future of Germany’s murderous past is now being reconsidered by a new generation of artists who have to navigate an increasing distance to the Third Reich and its […]

From Colonial to Neoliberal Times: German Agents of Tourism Development and Business in Diani, Kenya TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Nina Berman Download PDF Abstract This essay traces the role of Germans in various economic developments on the Kenyan coast over the past fifty years, focusing on one of Kenya’s most prominent tourism resort areas […]

Generation Mini-Series: Contemporary German Historical Event-Television and the Implications of its Interactive Elements TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Sara F. Hall Download PDF Abstract The controversial 2012 ZDF mini-series Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter/Generation War epitomizes German “historical event television,” a broadcasting trend aligned with the recent tendency to normalize the nation’s relationship with its past. Reaching […]

The Future of the Distant Past: On Teaching the Pre-modern History of Africans in Europe TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Kristin Kopp Download PDF Abstract In this article, the author argues that the field of German Studies is poised to contribute to both Black Studies and Critical Race Studies through teaching the history of the […]

When Texts Travel: Edward Dmytryk’s The Blue Angel (1959) Remake TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Barbara Kosta Download PDF Abstract The following paper explores the relationship between Josef von Sternberg’s 1930 film The Blue Angel and Edward Dmytryk’s 1959 remake to consider what happens when an “original” film is repurposed to address another socio-historical time […]

Ernst Lubitsch & the Transnational Twenties: The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (USA 1927) TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Rick McCormick Download PDF Abstract Ernst Lubitsch epitomized the transnationalism of the cinema in the 1920s as the first German director to come to Hollywood and one who brought over a number of German film artists to Hollywood […]

Attack of the Cyberzombies: Media, Reconstruction, and the Future of Germany’s Architectural Past TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Rob McFarland Download PDF Abstract While in Frankfurt a few weeks ago, I visited the site of the Dom/Römer project, a series of 35 buildings that are under construction in the historical center of Frankfurt am Main. […]

Reading the “Schwarz” in the “Schwarz-Rot-Gold”: Black German Studies in the 21st Century TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Nancy P. Nenno Download PDF Abstract In 2016, Black German Studies celebrates the 30th anniversary of the publication of Farbe bekennen: Afrodeutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte. The result of the encounter of Black German women in […]