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Ernst Jünger and Storms of Steel

Elliot Neaman

in Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877583
eISBN:
9780190926793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877583.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the life and work of Ernst Jünger, who was part of a strain in modern German conservatism that tested the limits of modernity and Enlightenment rationality. He catapulted to ... More


After Pains

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the period after the First World War, the feeling of extreme national humiliation in Germany led to the historical experience of Nachkriege or ‘afterwar’, one that was characterised not only by a ... More


The Will to Power as Art: The Third Reich

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the path to the totalitarian total work in Germany. It discusses Benjamin’s views on the Fascist aestheticization of politics, which has its origins in Nietzsche and ... More


The Invasion of Machines and Machine Culture

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 ("The Invasion of Machines and Machine Culture") builds upon Ben Singer's observation in Melodrama and Modernity that this genre reflects the spectator's growing fear of the machines that ... More


Cinema between Fable and Political Mythology

Christian Uva

in Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the theoretical and critical substance of Sergio Leone’s filmography, referencing modern and postmodern thinkers. It argues that the conceptual foundation of Leone’s cinema is ... More


‘Tolerance Means Weakness’: The Dachau SS and Masculinity

Christopher Dillon

in Dachau and the SS: A Schooling in Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656523
eISBN:
9780191757709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656523.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the contribution of cultural ideals of masculinity to the Dachau SS, and their influence on social relations in the camp. It argues that the Dachau School was at the vanguard ... More


More on the Idea of Empire

Massimo Cacciari

Alessandro Carrera (ed.)

in Europe and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267163
eISBN:
9780823274840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

After the end of the great conflicts of the twentieth century, the State (meaning the State according to the European model) is assuming more and more the role of the katechon, the power that “holds ... More


The Reality of War and the War Experience of Russian Soldiers on the Russian Western Front, 1914–1915

Igor Narskij

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

Arguing that the war in the east has been overshadowed in public remembrance by literary depictions of the war on the western front, Eva Horn delves into novelistic portrayals of the eastern front. ... More


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