2020 Book Prize Winner and Shortlist

2020 Winner - Tiffany N. Florvil

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Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (University of Illinois Press) by Tiffany N. Florvil has been awarded the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize for first books published in 2020.

The prize consists of a cash award of CAD $3,000.

2020 Shortlist

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Nina Amstutz. Caspar David Friedrich: Nature and the Self (Yale University Press)

A revelatory look at how the mature work of Caspar David Friedrich engaged with concurrent developments in natural science and philosophy (Yale University Press).

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John P.R. Eicher. Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age (Cambridge University Press)

This transnational study explores how religious migrants engaged with the phenomenon of nationalism (Cambridge University Press).

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Sarah Eyerly. Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early America (Indiana University Press)

The study of sound is integral to understanding the interactions between German Moravian missionaries and Native communities in early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press).

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Thomas Fleischman. Communist Pigs. An Animal History of East Germany’s Rise and Fall (University of Washington Press)

Fleischman chronicles East Germany's journey from family farms to factory farms, explaining how communist principles shaped the adoption of industrial agriculture practices (University of Washington Press).

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Tiffany N. Florvil. Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (University of Illinois Press)

Examines the role of queer and straight women in shaping the contours of the modern Black German movement as part of the Black internationalist opposition to racial and gender oppression (University of Illinois Press).

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Alys X. George. The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body (University of Chicago Press)

Uncovers the interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped Viennese modernism and offers a new interpretation of this moment in the history of the West (University of Chicago Press).