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Next (and last?) EGSA Conference in Fall 2002
For those who like to plan ahead, the next and possibly final
EGSA conference is being planned for Fall 2002. More details
1998 EGSA Conference Book
Proofs have been read for the collected papers of the 1998
conference, and the book should appear this spring.
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Announcements and Reports
First summer East German Film Institute
The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts is
sponsoring a conference this summer from 25-30 June 2001 with
the theme "Interdisciplinary Approaches to DEFA Film."
The deadline for applications to participate is 23 March 2001.
For further details, contact Brenda
Bethman or visit the DEFA
Film library web site.
12th Annual Germanic Studies Graduate Student Conference
This conference, subtitled "The Visual Turn" will
be held in New Haven from 6-8 April 2001. For details, see the
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GDR Books for
Dave Reidy has a list of books on the
GDR for sale. If your bookshelf is missing some classics,
here's a chance to fill the gaps.
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Heneghan, Tom, Unchained
Eagle: Germany after the Wall (New York: New York Institute
of Finance/Prentice Hall Press, 2000), an account of the decade
between the fall of the Wall and the German government's move
McAdams, A. James , Judging the Past in Unified Germany
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
Pritchard, Gareth, The Making of the GDR, 1945-1953
(Manchester University Press, 2000). A study of the Stalinization
of the GDR.
Robinson. David W. Deconstructing East Germany: Christoph
Hein's Literature of Dissent Rochester, NY: Camden House,
Sarotte, M. E., Dealing with the Devil. East Germany, Détente,
and Ostpolitik, 1969-1973 (Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 2001)
Vogt, Timothy, Denazification in Soviet-Occupied Germany:
Brandenburg, 1945-1948 (Harvard University Press, 2001).
Recent Theses and Dissertations:
Ahonen, Pertti Tapio, "The Expellee Organizatons and
West German Ostpolitik, 1949-1969," Yale
Calico, Joy Haslam, "The Politics of Opera in the German
Democratic Republic, 1945-1961" Duke
Henderson, Cary Lee, ""Lidiia Chukovslaia and Christa
Wolf: (RE)Writing History" SUNY Stony Brook
Kastner, Jill Davey colley, "The Ambivalent Ally: Adenauer,
Eisenhower and the Dilemmas of the Cold War, 1953-1960"
Leggett, Mark Felton, "A Comparison of Develpmental and
Familial Attributes in Former East and West German Adolescents,"
Mac Con Uladh, Damian, "The National-Democratic Party
of Germany (NDPD) and the Building of the GDR, 1948-1958",
MA thesis, (National University of Ireland, Galway), 2000.
McAdams, Kay Lynn, "Equal and Different? Women Workers
and Labor Unions in Postwar East and West Germany, 1945-1955"
Theriault, Barbara, 'The Conservative Revolutionaries': The
Protestant and Catholic Churches in East Germany After Radical
Political Change" University of Erfurt, 2001.
VanDijk, Rutger, "East and West and the Division of Germany,
1945-1953: A Reassessment of the 'Missed Opportunities' for Unification"
The latest issues of the SAPMO library's list of its holdings
- #9/2000: Aus der Arbeit der Enquete-Kommission Aufarbeitung
von Geschiche und Folgen der SED-Diktatur in Deutschland"
- #10/2000: Anna Seghers
- #11/2000: Die SED und die Kirche
- #12/200: Frauen in der DDR in den fünfziger und sechziger
- #1/2001: Schöner unsere Städte und Gemeinden--Mach
- #2/2001: Gedenk- und Erinnerungsstätten der deutschen
Randy Bytwerk can provide a photocopy for those find a particular
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Requests and Queries
Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University
of Texas at Austin, writes: "I will be in Germany this summer
for six weeks researching the relationship between architecture,
interior domestic spaces and the way politics and economics have
shaped these spaces in the former east Germany before, during
and after the Berlin Wall. I would like to ask other members
of EGSA if they know of any people they could put me in contact
with who have access or are familiar with the large Socialist
housing projects built in the 1970's such as Marzahn and Hellersdorf."
I would appreciate knowing if it is possible to do this. Thank
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In -progress version of the April 2001 EGSA Newsletter
Last updated 2 May 2001
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