Professor Christian Rogowski Publishes Book on Weimar Cinema

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Professor of German Christian Rogowski is editor of the new book The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany’s Filmic Legacy (Boydell & Brewer). Published on June 15, 2010, the book presents up-to-date perspectives on German filmmaking from the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933).

Traditionally, Weimar cinema has been viewed reductively—equated with only a limited number of canonical films (for example, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu), several auteurist filmmakers and the expressionist film style. But in recent decades, researchers have uncovered a wealth of source material that shows Weimar cinema to be richer and more diverse than typically thought. The new book’s 18 contributors, including Rogowski himself, highlight lesser-known directors and producers, popular genres, nonfiction film and experiments in the artistic avant-garde. “The essays collected in the volume seek to redress the neglect such genre films have suffered,” he says. “Few have survived; even fewer are available outside archives, with English subtitles, for an international audience.” The essays also discuss Weimar films in terms of broader issues such as gender and sexuality; national identity and transnational collaboration; filmmaking technologies, including the introduction of sound to films; and connections with other media and art forms.

NYC Author Interview by Charles Patterson '58

Submitted by Charles W. Patterson on Monday, 10/12/2009, at 11:49 PM

Bio, Book Jacket

 

Ronald Lourie-bio and notes

Born NYC, only child

Father-Lawyer, born Talinn, Estonia

Mother-housewife, born Munich, Germany

Grandfather (mother's father)- Brewery Executive

Education-Collegiate School ( all boys private school)

University of Munich – studied German Literature

Amherst College – thesis: “John Donne, Robert Lowell and the Right to Change”

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid book release

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The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) and the Fletcher Alumni Club of Washington DC, together with John Hammock and Alissa Wilson invite you to celebrate the release of

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid book release

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The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) and the Fletcher Alumni Club of Washington DC, together with John Hammock and Alissa Wilson invite you to celebrate the release of

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid

Tom Gerety's New Book

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New York Times: "What Would Socrates Say" Helps Make Philosophy Stylish

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"What Would Socrates Say," a new book edited by Amherst College philosophy professor Alexander George, is helping to make philosophy stylish. The book was reviewed in the Sunday, Sept. 2, New York Times.
Published in Britain this summer and now available in the U.S., "What Would Socrates Say?" collects some of the best questions and answers from askphilosophers.org, which allows people to pose questions to a panel of philosophers.

Amherst College Professor Lawrence Douglas Is Author of a New Novel, The Catastrophist

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