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Out of the Darkness: Creating New Contexts of Meaning in Anselm Kiefer's Citation of Nazi History

  title={Out of the Darkness: Creating New Contexts of Meaning in Anselm Kiefer's Citation of Nazi History},
  author={Alexandra Gasbarrino},
Out of the Darkness: Creating New Contexts of Meaning in Anselm Kiefer’s Citation of Nazi History Alexandra Gasbarrino Advisor: University of Guelph 2017 Dr. Amanda Boetzkes Anselm Kiefer (1945-) is a German artist who has seemingly attracted more attention than almost any other artist of his generation. Many of his largescale paintings address Germany’s Nazi past. While a large degree of literature already exists on Kiefer’s oeuvre, this thesis explores his photographic series Occupations… 



The Allegorical Impulse: Toward a Theory of Postmodernism*

In a review of Robert Smithson's collected writings, published in this journal in Fall 1979, I proposed that Smithson's "genius" was an allegorical one, involved in the liquidation of an aesthetic

A Nation of Provincials. The German Idea of Heimat

largely absent in French culture generate, although both were socially and educationally conservative concepts by World War I. Ringer convincingly argues that German academics, who denounced almost

The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture

Sometimes the smallest detail reveals the most about a culture. In "The Hitler Salute: The History of a Gesture", sociologist Tilman Allert uses the Nazi transformation of the most mundane human

Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

Hitler's aim was the Aryan super-state, but it was to be expressed as much in Nazi art as in politics. Culture was not only the end, to which power should aspire, but the means of achieving it. This


Philosophers rarely think about acting in the theatrical sense, but they do have a discourse of 'acts' that maintains associative semantic meanings with theories of performance and acting. For

Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape

Caspar David Friedrich (1774 1840), the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, was perhaps Europe's first truly modern artist. His melancholy landscapes, often peopled by lonely

The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

  • W. Benjamin
  • Art, History
    A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage
  • 2018
One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art

`Drastic Measures to Defend the Reich at the Oder and the Rhine...': A Forgotten Memorandum of Albert Speer of 18 March 1945

Ever since he gave evidence at the Nuremberg Military Tribunal in 1946,1 or rather since the publication of his Erinnerungen,2 controversy has surrounded the personality of Albert Speer, who held a

Localism, Landscape, and Hybrid Identities in Imperial Germany

  • L. Todd
  • History
    Central European History
  • 2006
To discuss the connections between place, nature, and identity, and the dilemmas of modern German history that derive from them, James Retallack (University of Toronto) and David Blackbourn (Harvard

Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology

"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of