WCGS Book Prize 2017 - Shortlist

Thursday, December 13, 2018
 

WCGS Book Prize LogoThe Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce the shortlist for the WCGS Book Prize 2017.

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to announce the six finalists for the WCGS Book Prize. The prize, valued at CAD $2000, is for books in any area of German studies published by first-time authors in 2017.

The shortlist demonstrates the rich and diverse nature of German studies scholarship today. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies congratulates the authors on their fine achievement.

Click each title for information on the author and book:

 Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity,

Lisa M. Todd, Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War  Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany  Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative  Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany Jenny Wüstenberg, Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany

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Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature: Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity

 Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity

  • Author: Katherine Stone (Assistant Professor in German Studies at the University of Warwick)
  • About the book: "Investigates why the question of women's complicity in National Socialism has struggled to capture the collective imagination, examining how a variety of female authors have conceptualized the role of women in the Third Reich."
  • Publisher information: Boydell and Brewer
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Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War 

Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War

  • Author: Lisa M. Todd (Associate Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick)
  • About the book:"Provides the first comprehensive study of sexual lives in Germany and German-occupied Europe during the First World War." 
  • Publisher Information: Palgrave Macmillan
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 Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany

 Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany
  • Author: Alice Weinreb (Associate Professor of History, Loyola University, Chicago)
  • About the book: "The first book to show how hunger has been central to German politics throughout the twentieth century." 
  • Publisher Information: Oxford University Press
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 The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

 Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative
  • Author: Erica Wickerson (Research Fellow, St. John's College, Cambridge)
  • About the book: "An original view on how an analysis of time in literature can open our eyes to how we express human experience."
  • Publisher Information: Oxford University Press
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 The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany

 Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany,

  • Author: Jonathon O. Wipplinger (Assistant Professor of German, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  • About the book: "Examines jazz music and the jazz artists who shaped Germany’s exposure to this African American art form from 1919 through 1933." 
  • Publisher Information: University of Michigan Press
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 Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany
Jenny Wüstenberg, Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany,

  • Author: Jenny Wüstenberg (DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto)
  • About the book: "Blending history and social science, this book tracks the role of social movements in shaping German public memory and values since 1945." 
  • Publisher Information: Cambridge University Press
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