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Heroes and Heroism in German Culture

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Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. Jost HERMAND: Victory for the Just Cause! Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Cacilia Tschudi as a Valkyrie (1813). Kirsten BELGUM: Tracking the Liberal Hero in the Nineteenth Century. Response by Gabrielle Bersier. Peter MORRIS-KEITEL: Of No Commercial Value. The Green Hero Curt Grottewitz (1866-1905). Response by Carolyn O. Becker. Carol POORE: From Problem Child to Human Being: Positive Representations of People with Physical Disabilities in Germany. Response by Robert C. Holub. Stephen BROCKMANN: Heroes of the Zero Hour. Response by Alexa Larson-Thorisch. Janet SWAFFAR: Heroes and Reunification: The Resistance of Cultural Memory from Two Germanies. Response by Helen Fehervary. Karen R. ACHBERGER: "Ein Sultan, ein Wilder, ein Halbgott, ein Prinz": The Romantic Hero in Ingeborg Bachmann's Works of the 1960s. Response by Alan Lareau. James W. JONES: Whose Heroes? German AIDS Literature by Gay Men. Response by James D. Young. Evelyn TORTON BECK: Look Back in Wonder: A Reminiscence. Frank TROMMLER: Jost Hermand or the Ways of Shaping a Discipline. Jost Hermand's Ph.D Students and Their Dissertation Topics.


"This collection of insightful articles and carefully crafted responses form a fitting tribute to a versatile and influential scholar." in: Gegenwartsliteratur, Vol. 4, Fall 2005 "The essays and thoughtful responses collected here represent both a fitting tribute to a scholar [...] as well as an insightful discussion of the hopes, aims, anxieties, flaws, and fantasies of modern German society." in: Colloquia Germanica, 35, 2002, pp.342-344

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