Sound Matters - 
      Nora M. Alter
    
      Lutz Koepnick

Sound Matters

Essays on the Acoustics of German Culture

Nora M. Alter (Redaktør) ; Lutz Koepnick (Redaktør)

«<p> <i>“This volume is a most welcome contribution to an area of inquiry the editors concede as been slow to flourish in German Cultures Studies…the polished and thought-provoking essays in this anthology will lead readers to begin hearing things differently in their own research and teaching.”</i><b>  ·  German Studies Review</b></p>»

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The essays of Sound Matters investigate the ways in which texts, artists, and performers in all kinds of media have utilized sonic materials in order to enforce or complicate dominant notions of German cultural and national identity.
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Forlag: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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Sider: 266
ISBN: 9781571814364
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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Acknowledgments



Introduction: Sound Matters

Nora M. Alter and Lutz Koepnick



PART I: SOUND NATION?



Chapter 1. Hegemony through Harmony: German Identity, Music, and Enlightenment around 1800

Nicholas Vazsonyi



Chapter 2. Mahler contra Wagner: The Third Symphony and the Political Legacy of Romanticism

Carl Niekerk



Chapter 3. Conducting Music, Conducting War: Nazi Germany as an Acoustic Experience

Frank Trommler



PART II: DISSONANT VISIONS



Chapter 4. The Politics and Sounds of Everyday Life in Kuhle Wampe

Nora M. Alter



Chapter 5. Sound Money: Aural Strategies in Rolf Thiele's The Girl Rosemarie

Hester Baer



Chapter 6. The Castrato's Voices: Word and Flesh in Fassbinder's In a Year of Thirteen Moons

Brigitte Peucker



PART III: SOUNDS OF SILENCE



Chapter 7. Benjamin's Silence

Lutz Koepnick



Chapter 8. Deafening Sound and Troubling Silence in Volker Schloendorff's Die Blechtrommel

Elizabeth C. Hamilton



Chapter 9. Silence Is Golden? The Short Fiction of Pieke Biermann

Christopher Jones



PART IV: TRANSLATING SOUND



Chapter 10. Broadcasting Wagner: Transmission, Dissemination, Translation

Thomas F. Cohen



Chapter 11. Sounds Familiar? Nina Simone's Performances of Brecht/Weill Songs

Russell A. Berman



Chapter 12. Roll Over Beethoven! Chuck Berry! Mick Jagger! 1960s Rock, the Myth of Progress, and the Burden of National Identity in West Germany

Richard Langston



Chapter 13. The Music That Lola Ran To

Caryl Flinn



PART V: MEMORY, MUSIC, AND THE POSTMODERN



Chapter 14. "Heiner Muller vertonen": Heiner Goebbels and the Music of Postmodern Memory

David Barnett



Chapter 15. The Technological Subject: Music, Media, and Memory in Stockhausen's Hymnen

Larson Powell



Notes on Contributors

Index
Lutz Koepnick is Associate Professor of German, Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power (The University of Nebraska Press, 1999), for which he received the MLA's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures in 2000; and of Nothungs Modernitat: Wagners Ring und die Poesie der Politik im neunzehnten Jahrhundert (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1994). His next book, The Dark Mirror: German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood, will be published this fall by the University of California Press. He is currently working on a project, "Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture."