Seminar: Wars

Thursdays 4-6 p.m.



1.  (21.2.).     Screening of Laurence Olivier’s Henry V: The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944). 137 min !!!

I: Shakespeare's Henry V

2. (28.2.).     Shakespeare's play Henry V

3. (6. 3.).     LONG SESSION: Laurence Olivier and the War Effort: Henry V, William K. Howard’s Fire over England. and Frank Capra’s Battle of Britain (Why We Fight. Vol. 4)

4. (13.3.).     Screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V (1989). 132 min !!!

6. (3. 4.).     Kenneth Branagh's historicist remake Henry V.


II: The American Civil War

7. (10.4.).     Fleming's melodramatic re-appropriation: Gone with the Wind

8. (17.4.).     Ang Lee's Asian-American perspective: Ride with the Devil

9. (24.4.).     The Issue of Race in Edward Zwick: Glory


III: Iconographies of WWII

10. (8. 5.).     Battle Scenes

11. (15.5.).     No class - more time to read Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

12. (22. 5.).     Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

13. (29. 5).     Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow



BIBLIOGRAPHY

GENERAL

Walter Benjamin, “Nachwort” zu “Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit”. In: Illumination. Ausgewählte Schriften. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1977.
-- "Zur Kritik der Gewalt". In: Gesammelte Schriften. Band II.1. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1980.

Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle. "War". In: Introduction to Literature, Culture and Theory. Harlow: Pearson Longman 2004.

Joanna Bourke. An Intimate History of Killing. London: Granta 1999.

Michel Foucault. Vom Licht des Krieges zur Geburt der Geschichte. Berlin: Merve Verlag 1986.
-- "Right of Death and Power over Life". In: The History of Sexuality. An Introduction. Volume 1. New York: Vintage 1990.
-- “Il faut défendre la société”. Cours au Collège de france (1975-76). Paris: Seuil 1997.

Sigmund Freud. "Zeitgemäßes über Krieg und Tod". Gesammelte Werke X. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1946.
-- "Trauer und Melancholie". Gesammelte Werke X. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1946.
-- Jenseits des Lustprinzips. Gesammelte Werke XIII. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1940.
-- Das Unbehagen in der Kultur. Gesammelte Werke XIV. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1948.
-- "Warum Krieg?" Gesammelte Werke XVI. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1950.
-- “Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse.” Gesammelte Werke XIII. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer 1940.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Phänomenologie des Geistes. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1970.
-- Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1970.

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Towards a Radical Democratic Politics (2nd Edition). London/New York: Verso 2001.

Jean-Luc Nancy. "War, Law, Sovereignty - Techné". In: Rethinking Technologies. Ed. by Verena Andermatt Conley. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1993.

Friedrich Nietzsche. Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Sämtliche Werke. Kritische Ausgabe. Band 5. München: DTV 1980.
-- Zur Genealogie der Moral. Sämtliche Werke. Kritische Ausgabe. Band 5. München: DTV 1980.

Jacqueline Rose. Why War? Oxford: Blackwell 1993.

Susan Sontag. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003.

Sun Tzu. The Art of War. Harmondsworth:Penguin 2005.

Carl Von Clausewitz. On War. London: Routledge,& Kegan Paul 1908.

Samuel Weber. "Wartime". In: Violence, Identity, and Self-Determination. Ed. by Hent de Vries. Stanford: Stanford University Press 1997.
-- Targets of Opportunity. On the Militarization of Thinking. New York: Fordham Univeresity Press 2005.

Slavoj Zizek. Iraq. The Borrowed Kettle. London/New York: Verso 2004.
-- Violence. London: Profile Books 2008.


SHAKESPEARE

Simon Barker. War and Nation in the Theater of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2007.

Lynda E. Boose and Richard Burt. Shakespeare. The Movie. Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video. London: Routledge 1997.
-- Shakespeare. The Movie II. Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD. London: Routledge 2003.

Mark Thornton Burnett and Ramona Wray. Screening Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2006.

Anthony Davies and Stanley Wells (eds.). Shakespeare and the Moving Image. The Plays on Film and Television. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Preses 1994.

Marjorie Garber. Shakespeare After All. New York: Pantheon 2004.

Stephen Greenblatt. "Invisible Bullets: Renaissance Authority and Its Subversion in Henry IV and Henry V." In: Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England. Berkeley: University of California Press 1988.
-- (ed.) The Norton Shakespeare. New York: Norton 1997.

Diana E. Henderson (Ed). A Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers 2005.

Maurice Hindle. Studying Shakespeare on Film. Houndmills: Palgrave 2007.

Graham Holderness. Shakespeare's History Plays. Richard II to Henry V. New Casebooks. Houndmills: Macmillan 1992.

Russell Jackson. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare in Film. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Shakespeare on Film. Such Things as Dreams are Made of. London: Wallflower Press 2007.

Robert Shaughnessy. Shakespeare on Film. New Casebooks. Houndmills: Methuen 1998.

Nick de Somogyi. Shakespeare’s Theater of War. Aldershot: Ashgate 1998.


WAR, CINEMA AND AMERICAN CULTURE

Leo Braudy. From Chivalry to Terrorism. War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred Knopf 2003.

Nick Browne (ed.) Refiguring American Film Genres. Theory and History. Berkeley: University of California Press 1998.

Robert Burgoyne. Film Nation. Hollywood Looks at U.S. History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1997.

Bruce Chadwick. The Reel Civil War. Mythmaking in American Film. New York: Alfred Knopf 2001.

Robert Eberwein (ed). The War Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press 2005.

Thomas Klien, Marcus Stiglegger und Bodo Traber. Filmgenres. Kriegsfilm. Stuttgart: Reclam Verlag 2006.

Peter C. Rollins (ed.). The Columbia Companion to American History on Film. How the Movies have Portrayed the American Past. New York: Columbia University Press 2003.

Goerge Brown Tindall & David E. Shi. America. A Narrative History. New York: Norton 1984.

Robert Sklar. Movie-Made America. A Cultural History of American Movies. New York: Vintage 1975.

David Slocum (ed.) Hollywood and War. The Film Reader. London: Routledge 2006.

Richard Slotkin. Gunfighter Nation. The Myth of the Frontier in 20th Century America.Norman: University of Oklahoma Press 1998.

Paul Virilio. Krieg und Kino. Logistik der Wahrnehmung. München: Hanser 1986.

Guy Westwell. War Cinema. Hollywood on the Front Line. London: Wallflower 2006.

Michael Wood. America in the Movies. New York: Columbia University Press 1975.