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  1. Course Outline 37 items
    1. The New German Cinema and DEFA 18 items
      1. Der alte Film war tot: 100 Texte zum westdeutschen Film 1962-1987 - Hans Helmut Prinzler, Eric Rentschler 2001

        Book 

      2. DEFA: East German cinema, 1946-1992 - Seán Allan, John Sandford 1999

        Book  Coulson, A., 'Paths of discovery: the films of Konrad Wolf.'

      3. Gender and Germanness: cultural productions of nation - Patricia Herminghouse, Magda Mueller 1997

        Book  Sweet, D. 'Bodies for Germany, bodies for socialism.' pp. 248-263

      4. Der alte Film war tot: 100 Texte zum westdeutschen Film 1962-1987 - Hans Helmut Prinzler, Eric Rentschler 2001

        Book  Helke, Sander, 'Feminismus und film' and Margarethe von Trotta, 'Eine weibliche filmasthetik.' pp 184-93, 200

      5. Representing the German nation: history and identity in twentieth-century Germany - Mary Fulbrook, Martin Swales 2000

        Book  Puw Davies, Mererid, 'Du bist in einem Mörderhaus': representing German history through the Märchen of Blaubart and der Räuberbräutigam in works by Dieter Hildebrandt and Helma Sanders-Brahms. pp. 118-36

      6. Fassbinder: the life and work of a provocative genius - Christian Braad Thomsen 1997

        Book  The life and works of a provocative genius. pp. 273-90

      7. Der Junge Törless - Volker Schlöndorff, Robert Musil 2005 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      8. Abschied von gestern: Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin - Alexander Kluge c2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      9. Ich war Neunzehn - Konrad Wolf 2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      10. Spur der Steine - Frank Beyer, Erik Neutsch c2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      11. Coming out - Heiner Carow 2003 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      12. Angst essen Seele auf - Rainer Werner Fassbinder 2006 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      13. Helke Sander - Helke Sander 2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      14. Deutschland, bleiche Mutter - Helma Sanders-Brahms, Filmverlag der Autoren 2009 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      15. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sybille Schmitz, Billy Wilder 2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. German Cinema since 1990 19 items
      1. Collapse of the Conventional : German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century - Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager 2010

        Book Essential Really good introductory chapter for an overview of post-1990 developments

      2. German culture, politics, and literature into the twenty-first century: beyond normalization - Paul Cooke, Stuart Taberner 2006

        Book  Paul Cooke, 'Abnormal consensus? the new internationalism of German cinema.' pp. 223-36

      3. Auf der anderen Seite - Fatih Akin 2008 (videorecording)

        Book 

      4. Auf der anderen Seite - Fatih Akin c2008 (videorecording)

        Book 

      5. Nordrand - Barbara Albert 2006 (videorecording)

        Book 

      6. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

        Book  Lorenz, Dagmar, 'A new community of women: Barbara Albert's 'Nordrand.' pp. 81-93

      7. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

        Book  Wheatley, Catherine, 'Not politics, but people: the "feminine aesthetic" of Valeska Grisebach and Jessica Hausner.' pp. 136-47

      8. Aimée & Jaguar - Max Färberböck, Erica Fischer, Hanno Huth c2001 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      9. Downfall - Joachim C. Fest, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Gertraud Junge, Melissa Müller 2005 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      10. Die Unberührbare - Oskar Roehler 2000 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      11. Das weisse Band: eine deutsche Kindergeschichte - Michael Haneke c2010 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      12. UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS - Wheatley, Catherine Dec 2009

        Article 

      13. Hotel - Jessica Hausner 2006 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      14. Sehnsucht - Valeska Grisebach 2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      15. Yella - Christian Petzold c2007 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

  2. On Film Generallly 4 items
    1. A short guide to writing about film - Timothy Corrigan 1998

      Book Recommended Particularly recommended as a good, short introduction to film terms, is Chapter 3, 'Film Terms and Topics for Film Analysis and Writing', pp. 41-92. Available for download via Resource List.

    2. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

      Book 

    3. How to read a film: the art, technology, language, history and theory of film and media - James Monaco, David Lindroth 1981

      Book 

  3. General Titles 34 items
    1. The counter-cinema of the Berlin School - Marco Abel 2013

      Book 

    2. DEFA: East German cinema, 1946-1992 - Seán Allan, John Sandford 1999

      Book Recommended Recommended chapter on Konrad Wolf: Coulson, Anthony S., ‘Paths of Discovery: The Films of Konrad Wolf’, in DEFA: East German Cinema 1946-92, ed. by Sean Allan and John Sandford (Oxford: Berghahn, 1999), pp. 164-82.

    3. The German cinema book - Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, Deniz Göktürk 2002

      Book 

    4. Hollywood behind the Wall: the cinema of East Germany - Daniela Berghahn 2005

      Book 

    5. German cinema: since unification - David Clarke 2006

      Book 

    6. Contemporary German cinema - Paul Cooke 2012

      Book 

    7. New German film: the displaced image - Timothy Corrigan c1994

      Book 

    8. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book 

    9. Deterritorializing the new German cinema - John E. Davidson 1999

      Book 

    10. New German cinema: a history - Thomas Elsaesser 1989

      Book 

    11. Postwall German cinema: history, film history, and cinephilia - Mattias Frey 2013

      Book 

    12. German national cinema - Sabine Hake 2002

      Book 

    13. The dark mirror: German cinema between Hitler and Hollywood - Lutz P. Koepnick 2002

      Book 

    14. Women and the new German cinema - Julia Knight 1992

      Book 

    15. Directory of world cinema: Volume 9: Germany - Michelle Langford 2012

      Book 

    16. Directory of world cinema: Volume 24: Germany 2 - Michelle Langford 2013

      Book 

    17. Spur der Filme: Zeitzeugen über die DEFA - Ingrid Poss, Peter Warnecke 2006

      Book 

    18. Chronik des deutschen Films, 1985-1994 - Hans Helmut Prinzler 1995

      Book 

    19. Der alte Film war tot: 100 Texte zum westdeutschen Film 1962-1987 - Hans Helmut Prinzler, Eric Rentschler 2001

      Book 

    20. West German filmmakers on film: visions and voices - Eric Rentschler c1988

      Book 

    21. From the New German Cinema to the Post-Wall Consensus - Eric Rentschler 2000

      Article 

    22. Nation and identity in the new German cinema: homeless at home - Inga Scharf 2008

      Book 

    23. German cinema: texts in context - Marc Silberman c1995

      Book 

  4. On Specific Films and Filmakers 17 items
    1. Der junge Törless / Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff, 1966) 4 items
      1. German film & literature: adaptations and transformations - Eric Rentschler 1986

        Book 

    2. Abschied von gestern / Yesterday Girl (Alexander Kluge, 1966) 5 items
      1. The German cinema book - Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, Deniz Göktürk 2002

        Book 

      2. Der alte Film war tot: 100 Texte zum westdeutschen Film 1962-1987 - Hans Helmut Prinzler, Eric Rentschler 2001

        Book 

      3. German film & literature: adaptations and transformations - Eric Rentschler 1986

        Book 

    3. Ich war neunzehn / I was nineteen (Konrad Wolf, 1968) 3 items
      1. German cinema: texts in context - Marc Silberman c1995

        Book 

      2. DEFA: East German cinema, 1946-1992 - Seán Allan, John Sandford 1999

        Book 

      3. Hollywood behind the Wall: the cinema of East Germany - Daniela Berghahn 2005

        Book 

    4. Spur der Steine / Trace of Stones (Frank Beyer, 1966) 5 items
      1. DEFA: East German cinema, 1946-1992 - Seán Allan, John Sandford 1999

        Book 

      2. Light motives: German popular film in perspective - Randall Halle, Margaret McCarthy c2003

        Book 

      3. Hollywood behind the Wall: the cinema of East Germany - Daniela Berghahn 2005

        Book 

  5. Angst essen Seele auf / Ali: Fear eats the Soul (R. W. Fassbinder, 1974) 6 items
    1. Re-Fusing Brecht: The Cultural Politics of Fassbinder's German Hollywood - Gerd Gemunden 23/1994

      Article Essential Essential reading for class.

    2. Fassbinder: the life and work of a provocative genius - Christian Braad Thomsen 1997

      Book 

    3. Male subjectivity at the margins - Kaja Silverman 1992

      Book  pp 125-156

  6. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum / The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Margarethe von Trotta & Volker Schlöndorff, 1975) 4 items
    1. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum - Heinrich Böll, Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta 2003 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

    2. Fontana history of Germany 1918-1990: the divided nation - Mary Fulbrook, Mary Fulbrook 1991

      Book  pp. 265-290

    3. Volker Schlöndorff's cinema: adaptation, politics, and the "movie-appropriate" - Hans-Bernhard Moeller, George Lellis 2002

      Book  Ch. 6 Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum and other films

  7. Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit - Redupers / The All-Round Reduced Personality - Redupers (Helke Sander, 1977) 3 items
    1. Gender and German cinema: feminist interventions - Sandra G. Frieden 1993

      Book 

    2. New German film: the displaced image - Timothy Corrigan c1994

      Book  ch. 7, pp. 111-124

  8. Deutschland bleiche Mutter / Germany, Pale Mother (Helma Sanders-Brahms, 1980) 9 items
    1. Women and the new German cinema - Julia Knight 1992

      Book 

    2. German film & literature: adaptations and transformations - Eric Rentschler 1986

      Book  pp. 289-304

    3. Gender and German cinema: feminist interventions - Sandra G. Frieden 1993

      Book  pp. 185-206

    4. Representing the German nation: history and identity in twentieth-century Germany - Mary Fulbrook, Martin Swales 2000

      Book  pp. 118-136

  9. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss / The Longing of Veronika Voss (R.W. Fassbinder, 1982) 3 items
    1. Fassbinder: the life and work of a provocative genius - Christian Braad Thomsen 1997

      Book 

    2. Fassbinder's Germany: history, identity, subject - Thomas Elsaesser c1996

      Book 

  10. Der Untergang / Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) 5 items
    1. German culture, politics, and literature into the twenty-first century: beyond normalization - Paul Cooke, Stuart Taberner 2006

      Book  pp. 223-36

    2. Collapse of the Conventional : German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century - Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager 2010

      Book Recommended Recommended chapter: Krimmer, Elisabeth, ‘More War Stories: Stalingrad and Downfall’, in The Collapse of the Conventional: German Film and its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager (Detroit: Wayner State University Press, 2010), pp. 81-108.

  11. Aimée und Jaguar (Max Färberböck, 1998) 4 items
    1. Politics and culture in twentieth-century Germany - James Jordan, William John Niven 2003

      Book  pp. 227-244

  12. Das weiße Band / The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009) 4 items
    1. Michael Haneke - Peter Brunette c2010

      Book 

  13. Sommer vorm Balkon / Summer in Berlin (Andreas Dresen, 2005) 4 items
    1. McGee, Laura G., "Teaching Andreas Dresen" in

      Webpage  German as a Foreign Language (2006/3), 115-130

    2. Sommer vorm Balkon - Andreas Dresen 2005 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

  14. Auf der anderen Seite / The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007 9 items
    1. Metropolen als Ort der Begegnung und Isolation: interkulturelle Perspektiven auf den urbanen Raum als Sujet in Literatur und Film - Ernest W. B. Hess-Lüttich, Mahmut Karakuş, Nilüfer Kuruyazıcı, Şeyda Ozil c2011

      Book  pp. 351-364

    2. Turkish German cinema in the new millennium: sites, sounds, and screens - Sabine Hake, Barbara Caroline Mennel 2012

      Book  Recommended chapter: Göktürk, Deniz, ‘World Cinema Goes Digital: Looking at Europe from the Other Side’, in Turkish-German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds, and Screens, ed. by Sabine Hake and Barbara Mennel (Oxford: Berghahn, 2012), pp. 198-211.

    3. Metropolen als Ort der Begegnung und Isolation: interkulturelle Perspektiven auf den urbanen Raum als Sujet in Literatur und Film - Ernest W. B. Hess-Lüttich, Mahmut Karakuş, Nilüfer Kuruyazıcı, Şeyda Ozil c2011

      Book  pp. 329-50

    4. Europe and its others: essays on interperception and identity - Paul Gifford, Tessa Hauswedell 2010

      Book  pp. 263-76

    5. Turkish German cinema in the new millennium: sites, sounds, and screens - Sabine Hake, Barbara Caroline Mennel 2012

      Book Recommended

  15. Nordrand / Northern Skies (Barbara Albert, 1999) 3 items
    1. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book  pp. 81-93

    2. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book  pp. 228-241

    3. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book  pp. 108-121

  16. Hotel (Jessica Hausner, 2004) 3 items
    1. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book  pp. 136-147

  17. Sehnsucht / Longing (Valeska Grisebach, 2006) 2 items
    1. New Austrian film - Robert Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck 2011

      Book  pp. 136-147

  18. Yella (Christine Petzold, 2007) 7 items
    1. Yella - Christian Petzold c2007 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

    2. Collapse of the Conventional : German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century - Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager 2010

      Book Recommended Recommended chapter: Abel, Marco, ‘Imagining Germany: The (Political) Cinema of Christian Petzold’, in The Collapse of the Conventional: German Film and its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager (Detroit: Wayner State University Press, 2010), pp. 258-84.

  19. Coming Out (Heiner Carow, 1989) 4 items
    1. A companion to German cinema - Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch 2012

      Book Essential Required reading: Brandon Dennis, David, ‘Coming Out into Socialism: Heiner Carow’s Third Way’, in A Companion to German Cinema, ed. by Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012), pp. 55-81.

    2. Gender and Germanness: cultural productions of nation - Patricia Herminghouse, Magda Mueller 1997

      Book  Sweet, D., 'Bodies for German, bodies for socialism: the German democratic republic devises a gay (male body).' pp. 248-263

    3. Queer cinema in Europe - Robin Griffiths 2008

      Book  Wharton, Steve, 'Bars to understanding?: depictgions of the "Gay bar" in film with reference to Coming Out, les nuits fauves, and Beautiful thing.' pp. 107-116

  20. Die Unberührabare/No Place to Go (Oskar Rœhler, 2000) 7 items