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English and German Nationalist and Anti-Semitic Discourse, 1871-1945


Edited By Geraldine Horan, Felicity Rash and Daniel Wildman

This volume contains selected papers from an international conference of the same name held at Queen Mary, University of London, on 10-11 November 2010. The contributions from scholars working in the fields of modern political and cultural history, political science, modern European literature and linguistics provide interdisciplinary perspectives on nationalism and anti-Semitism in English- and German- language contexts from the beginning of the German Second Reich (1871) to the end of World War II (1945). Some articles examine critically theoretical constructs used to justify and defend anti-Semitism in Germany, focusing on the realms of science, music, the press and film. Others discuss the role of anti-Semitism in constructing völkisch-nationalist notions of ‘German’ identity, as well as discourses of German colonialism. As a counterpart to German perspectives, several articles chart contemporary British reactions to German anti-Semitism and radical nationalism.


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Simone Beate Borgstede teaches at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. She received her PhD in Modern British History from University College London (2010) after doing an MA in Sociology at the University of Essex and studying Social Economics in Hamburg. Her research interests include anti-Semitism, colonial racism and social movements. Her main publication is ‘All is Race.’ Benjamin Disraeli on Race, Nation and Empire (2011). She has also published on the social phenomenon of squatting in ‘St. Pauli Hafenstrasse, Hamburg, 1981–87: Der Kampf um die Herzen und Köpfe’ in Das Argument (2010). Ulrich Charpa is Research Professor at the Leo Baeck Institute, London, and Professor of Philosophy at Ruhr University and is also affiliated with Jacques Loeb Center for the History of the Life Sciences at Ben Gurion University and the Musikhochschule Franz Liszt, Weimar. His current research includes the history and philosophy of biology, the role of Jews in science, and the emergence of musicology as a discipline. He has pub- lished widely in the field, including his collective volume Jews and Sciences in German Contexts (2007). Isabelle Engelhardt works at the University of Trier. Her main research interests are the history of language, discourse analysis, cultural history and historical exhibitions. Major publications include A Topography of Memory: Representations of the Holocaust at Dachau and Buchenwald in Comparison with Auschwitz, Yad Vashem and Washington, DC (2002), and Politische Sprache der Weimarer Republik (with Thorsten Eitz, forth- coming, 2013). 258 Notes on Contributors Geraldine Horan is Lecturer in...

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