Das Warenhaus und die Moderne in Film und Literatur- Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature
Edited By Godela Weiss-Sussex and Ulrike Zitzlsperger
Until the 1930s department stores provided, in Germany as elsewhere, one of the focal points of cultural and critical engagement with modernity and consumer culture. The authors of this volume explore the diversity of the discourse on department stores in literature, the feuilleton, musicals and film. They demonstrate the scope of the discourse from cultural criticism to more progress-oriented examinations of the theme. Novels by Zola, Brecht and Fallada are discussed, as well as writings by lesser known authors. Attention is paid to the emancipatory potential of department stores as well as to the aesthetics of consumption as reflected in literature, film and other media.
Godela Weiss-Sussex ist Senior Lecturer am Institute of Modern Languages Research der Universität London und Fellow am King’s College, Cambridge. Ulrike Zitzlsperger ist Associate Professor of German und Director of Education (Modern Languages) an der Universität Exeter.
Godela Weiss-Sussex is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Ulrike Zitzlsperger is Associate Professor of German and Director of Education (Modern Languages) at the University of Exeter.
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