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Anna Fishzon, “Fandom, Authenticity, and Opera: Mad Acts and Letter Scenes in Fin-de-Siècle Russia” NEW
New Books in European Studies 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] Pretty much everyone understands what is called the “Cult of Celebrity,” particularly as it manifests itself in the arts. It’s a mentality that privileges the actor over the act, the sin...
Robert Mitchell, “Experimental Life: Vitalism in Romantic Science and Literature” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Day, 18 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] Robert Mitchell’s new book is wonderfully situated across several intersections: of history and literature, of the Romantic and contemporary worlds, of Keats’ urn and...
Elizabeth Karlsgodt, “Defending National Treasures: Art and Heritage under Vichy” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this may the first and last NBFS interview in which George Clooney’s name comes up more than once. My guest, Elizabeth Karlsgodt, and I e...
Steven L. Jacobs, “Lemkin on Genocide” NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Days, 18 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] It’s hard to overestimate the role of Raphael Lemkin in calling the world’s attention to the crime of genocide.  But for decades his name languished, as scholars and the bro...
Miranda Spieler, “Empire and Underworld: Captivity in French Guiana” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Intellectual History] In Empire and Underworld: Captivity in French Guiana (Harvard University Press, 2012), historian Miranda Spieler tells of the transformation of a slave plantation colony i...
Leona Rittner, W. Scott Haine, and Jeffrey H. Jackson, eds., “The Thinking Space: The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy and Vienna” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] Believe it or not, the origins of this podcast and the entire New Books Network can be traced to a conversation I had in a café in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, as it happens)...
Matthew C. Hunter, “Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] The pages of Matthew C. Hunter’s wonderful new book are full of paper fish, comets, sleepy-eyed gazes, drunk ants, and a cast full of fascinating (and sometimes hi...
Colette Colligan, “A Publisher’s Paradise: Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris, 1890-1960″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] From the end of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth, Paris was a center for the publication of numerous English-language books, including many of a sexually explicit, pornogr...
Timothy Shenk, “Maurice Dobb: Political Economist” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
[Cross-post from New Books in Intellectual History] The British Marxist economist Maurice Dobb is now largely forgotten. That’s too bad for a number of reasons. He was a brilliant thinker who wrote some of the most insightful analyses of t...
Deborah Cohen, “Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
In her previous book, Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions (Yale University Press, 2006), Deborah Cohen took us into the homes of Britons and examined their relation to their habitat and its artifacts from 1830 onwards. In her new book,...
Nitzan Lebovic, “The Philosophy of Life and Death: Ludwig Klages and the Rise of a Nazi Biopolitics” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Intellectual History] Thomas Mann referred to Ludwig Klages (1872-1956) as a “criminal philosopher,” a “Pan-Germanist,” “an irrationalist,” a “Tarzan philosopher,” &...
Camille Robcis, “The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Only in a place like France do the texts and theories of towering intellectual figures like Claude Levi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan come up in public and political discussions of family policy a...
H. Glenn Penny, “Kindred by Choice: Germans and American Indians since 1800″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] If you have spent a bit of time in Germany or with German friends, you may have noticed the deep interest and affinity many Germans have for American Indians. What are the origins of this striking an...
Kathleen Wellman, “Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Gender Studies] Queens and royal mistresses of the Renaissance were the Hollywood celebrities of their time, which explains their enduring magnetism for writers, artists, and the public. Historians and scholars, h...
Robert J. Richards, “Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] In his new collection of wonderfully engaging and provocative set of essays on Darwin and Darwinians, Robert J. Richards explores the history of biology and so much...
Gabriel Finkelstein, “Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] “A good wife and a healthy child are better for one’s temper than frogs.” For Gabriel Finkelstein, Emil du Bois-Reymond was “the most important forgot...
Waitman Beorn, “Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] The question of Wehrmacht complicity in the Holocaust is an old one. What might be called the “received view” until recently was that while a small number of German army units took part in ant...
Neil McKenna , “Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Biography]  There is no one way to write a biography, nor should there be. It’s a statement that seems obvious enough and yet one which is still, to some degree, casually combative. For biography has long be...
Sandrine Sanos, “The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism and Gender in 1930s France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Sandrine Sanos’s new book, The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism and Gender in 1930s France  (Stanford University Press, 2013), examines the central rol...