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Faculty: Randall Bytwerk

Publications by Randall Bytwerk


Landmark Speeches of National Socialism (College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2008).

Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004). The book is currently being translated into French (Paris: Editions Klincksieck) and Chinese (Singapore: Shanghai Sanhui Culture and Press Ltd.).

Julius Streicher: The Man Who Persuaded a Nation to Hate Jews(New York: Stein and Day, 1983). Reprinted by Dorset Press, New York, 1988. Second edition published by Cooper Square Press, 2001.

Internet Sites:

German Propaganda Archive: A large and still growing collection of translations of German propaganda from the Nazi and East German eras.

Association of Contemporary Church Historians: I maintain the web site for Professor John Conway's monthly newsletter on church history, focusing on German church history.

Eastern German Studies Association: The web site of a scholarly association interested in the former German Democratic Republic. The EGSA is now defunct, but the web site will remain for a while.

Chapters in Books:

"Propaganda," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

"Words as Weapons," in Paper War: Nazi Propaganda in One Battle, on a Single Day, Cassino, Italy, May 11, 1944 (New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2005).

"Julius Streicher" and "Der Stürmer," entries in Encyclopedia of Antisemitism, Anti-Jewish Prejudice and Persecution (ABC-CLIO Press, 2005).

"Julius Streicher" and "Joseph Goebbels," entries in Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2005).

"The Pleasures of Unanimity in the GDR," in After the GDR: New Perspectives on Divided and Reunited Germany (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001), 109-124.

"Die nationalsozialistische Versammlungspraxis. Die Anfänge vor 1933," in Propaganda in Deutschland. Zur Geschichte der politischen Massenbeeinflussung im 20. Jahrhundert (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1996).

"Western and Totalitarian Views of Propaganda," in Propaganda: A Pluralistic Perspective (New York: Praeger, 1989), 37-48.

"Ronald Reagan's Eulogy of the Challenger," in Great Speeches for Criticism and Analysis (Greenwood, IN: Alistair Press, 1988), 311-320.

"Fritz Reinhardt and the Rednerschule der NSDAP," in Rhetorik: Ein internationales Jahrbuch, Vol. 2 (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1981), 7-18.

Articles in Professional Journals:

"Grassroots Propaganda in the Third Reich: The Reich Ring for National Socialist Propaganda and Public Enlightenment," German Studies Review 33 (2010), 93-118.

"The Argument for Genocide in Nazi Propaganda," Quarterly Journal of Speech 91 (2005), 37-62.

"A Calvinist and a Scholar," Rhetoric & Public Affairs 7 (2004), 461-468.

"The Failure of the Propaganda of the German Democratic Republic," Quarterly Journal of Speech 85 (1999), 400-416.

"The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic," Communication Studies 49 (1998), 158-171.

"Is It Really That Simple? A Response to Goldhagen (and Newman)," Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 1 (1998), 425-433.

"The Dolt Laughs: Satirical Publications under Hitler and Honecker," Journalism Quarterly, 69 (1992), 1029-1038.

"The `Just a Minute' Impromptu Exercise," The Speech Communication Teacher, V (Winter 1991), 3.

"The Millionaire on the Beach: The Language of Get-Rich-Quick Plans," Etc.: A Review of General Semantics, 47 (1990), 239-250 (with Quentin J. Schultze).

"Teaching Public Speaking via Correspondence," The American Journal of Distance Education, 3 (1989), 30-37 (with Grover Diehl).

"Official Satire in Propaganda: The Treatment of the United States in the GDR's Eulenspiegel," Central States Speech Journal, 39 (1988), 304-314.

"Teaching Parliamentary Procedure in Group Communication," The Speech Communication Teacher, 2 (Winter 1988), 4-5.

"U.S. News Media Citations in Neues Deutschland," Journalism Quarterly, 63 (1986), 170-174 (with Stuart Bullion).

"Impromptu Speaking Exercises," Communication Education, 34 (1985), 148-149.

"Handling Unpleasant News in the East German Press," Journalism Quarterly, 62 (1985), 136-138.

"Fritz Reinhardt and the Rednerschule der NSDAP," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 67 (1981), 298-309.

"Rhetorical Aspects of Nazi Holidays," Journal of Popular Culture, 13 (1979), 239-247.

"The SST Controversy: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Technology," Central States Speech Journal, 30 (1979), 187-198.

"Und Ihr habt doch gesiegt: Rhetorical Aspects of a Nazi Holiday," Etc.: A Review of General Semantics, 36 (1979), 134-146.

"The Early History of Der Stürmer: 1923-33," Journalism History, 5 (1978), 74-79.

"The Rhetoric of Defeat: Nazi Propaganda in 1945," Central States Speech Journal, 29 (1978), 44-52.

"Julius Streicher and Der Stürmer," Wiener Library Bulletin, 29 (1976), 47-55.

"Rhetorical Aspects of the Nazi Meeting: 1926-1933," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 61 (1975), 307-318.

Published Translations:

Three translations in Western Civilizations Digital Reader (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2008).

Articles by Julius Streicher and Joseph Goebbels, in Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer, Antisemitic Myths: A Historical and Contemporary Anthology (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008), 183-184, 186-188, 191-193.

"The Drones," translated from Ernst Hiemer, Der Pudelmopsdackelpinscher (Nuremberg: Stürmer Verlag, 1940), in Douglas Brinkley, ed., World War II: The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945 (New York: Times Books, 2003), 33-36.

"The Matter of the Plague," translated from Joseph Goebbels, Das eherne Herz (Munich: Franz Eher, 1943), in Annette Duffner, ed, History of Nations: Germany (Greenhaven Press, 2002), 12-15.

Book Reviews:

Review of Jeffery Herf, Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World, and Meir LItvak and Ester Webman, From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust in Books & Culture (in press).

Review of Claudia Schmölders, Hitler's Face: The Biography of an Image, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 12 (2009), 125-126.

Review of Jo Fox, Film Propaganda in Britain and Nazi Germany: World War II Cinema, in American Historical Review, 113 (April 2008), 567-568.

Review of Peter Longerich, "Davon haben wir nichts gewusst!" Die Deutschen und die Judenverfolgung 1933-1945 and Jeffery Herf, The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, in Books & Culture, 13 (July/August 2007), 23.

Review of John Rodden, Repainting the Little Red Schoolhouse: A History of East German Education, 1945-1995, in The Midwest Quarterly, 44 (Winter 2003), 235-236.

Review of Horst J. P. Bergmeier and Rainer E. Lotz, Hitler's Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing, in Journal of Communication (1998).

Review of Kurt Ritter and David Henry, Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator, in Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79 (1993), 248-249.

Review of Ian Kershaw, The "Hitler Myth:" Image and Reality in the Third Reich, in Quarterly Journal of Speech, 75 (1989), 120-121.

Review of Edith Slembek, ed., Miteinander Sprechen und Handeln: Festschrift für Hellmut Geissner, in Quarterly Journal of Speech, 73 (1987), 358-359.

Review of Heinrich F. Plett, Rhetorik: Kritische Positionen zum Stand der Forschung, in Quarterly Journal of Speech, 65 (1979), 460.

Non-Academic Writing:

"Winston Churchill in Nazi Propaganda," Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill (Summer 2009), 20-24.

"Presidential visit an honor, no matter who's in office," Grand Rapids Press, May 21, 2005.

Afterword to Christa Giessler's novel Ein Augenblick ein Leben, (Leipzig: Forum Verlag, 1993).

"Überredungskünste--wie widersteht man ihnen?, Üniversitätszeitung Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 3 24 May 1993, 6.

"`It was a Most Famous Day,' Say East and West Germans" [Interview], World, IV (November 18, 1989), 5-8.

"Open to the Promises?," The Reformed Journal, 39 (October 1989), 4-5.

"Raising Christian Cash," The Banner, CXXIII (25 April 1988), 6-7.

"Life of a Gastprofessor," The Christian Science Monitor, 24 February 1988, 27.

"The Power of Home Study," NHSC News, Fall 1986, 23-24 (with Grover Diehl).

"My Presidential Platform," College Board Review, Fall 1982, 24-25.

"Don's Diary," The Times Higher Education Supplement, 4 April 1980, 24.

"Why is Wilderness Important," Southern Illinoisan, 23 August 1980.

"Effects of Birth Order on Academic Success," The Worm Runner's Digest, 18 (1977), 118.

"Preaching = Adventure," The Banner, CVI (30 July 1971), 4-5.