Interesting Reading:

German Film & Related Topics


Corrigan, Timothy, ed. The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History. New York: Methuen, 1986.

Corrigan, Timothy. New German Film: The Displaced Image. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1983.

Eisner, Lotte. The Haunted Screen. Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1965.

Elsaesser, Thomas. A History of New German Cinema. Rutgers Univ. Press, 1989.

Frieden, Sandra, R. McCormick, V. Petersen, L.M. Vogelsang. Gender and German Cinema. Providence: Berg, 1993.

Kaes, Anton. From Hitler to Heimat: The Return of History as Film. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1989.

New German Critique, No. 24-25, Fall/Winter 1981-2. Spec. Dbl.Issue on New German Cinema.

Pflaum, H.G. and H.H. Prinzler. Cinema in the Federal Republic of Germany. Bonn: Internationes, 1983.

Phillips, Klaus. New German Filmmakers. New York: Ungar, 1984.

Rentschler, Eric, ed. German Film and Literature. New York: Methuen, 1986.

Rentschler, Eric, West German Film in the Course of Time. New York: Redgrave, 1984.

Sandford, J. The New German Cinema. London: O. Wolff, 1980.

Silberman, Marc. German Cinema: Texts in Context. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995.

Wide Angle, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1980. Special Issue on New German Cinema.


Bordwell, David & Kristin Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1979.

Monaco, James. How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1977.

Withers, Robert S. Introduction to Film. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1983.


Andrew, J. Dudley. Concepts in Film Theory. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1984.

Andrew, J. Dudley. The Major Film Theories: An Introduction. NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1976.

Luhr, William and Peter Lehman. Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema. New York: Putnam, 1977.

Mast, Gerald and Marshall Cohen. Film Theory & Criticism. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1977.

Nichols, Bill. Ideology and the Image: Social Representation in the Cinema and Other Media. Bloomington: Indiana U.P., 1981.

Wollen, Peter. Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1972.


Bridenthal, Renate, Atina Grossmann and Marion Kaplan, eds. When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1984.

French, Marilyn. Beyond Power. On Women, Men and Morals. NY: Summit, 1985.

Koonz, Claudia. Mothers in the Fatherland. Women, The Family, and Nazi Politics. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Stephenson, Jill. Women in Nazi Society. London: C. Helm, 1975.

Wolf, Christa. Patterns of Childhood. Trans. U. Molinaro/H. Rappolt. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980.


Altbach, Edith, et al. German Feminism: Readings in Politics and Literature. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 1984.

de Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. New York: Bantam, 1961.

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: Dell, 1963.

Gilligan, Carol. In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1982.

Horney, Karen. Feminine Psychology. New York: Norton, 1967.

Stefan, Verena. Shedding. Trans. Johanna Moore and Beth Weckmueller. New York: Daughters Publishing Co., 1978.


de Lauretis, Teresa. Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana U.P., 1984.

Doane, Mary Ann. The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940s. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1987.

(on Fassbinder): Rayns, Tony, ed. Fassbinder. London: BFI, 1980.

(on Fassbinder): Krauss, R. & A. Michelson. October. 21. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1982.

French, Brandon. On the Verge of Revolt: Women in American Films of the Fifties. NY: Ungar, 1978.

Haskell, Molly. From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies. Baltimore: Penguin, 1974.

Kaplan, E. Ann. Women & Film: Both Sides of the Camera. New York: Methuen, 1983.

Kay, Karyn & Gerald Peary. Women and the Cinema. New York: Dutton, 1977.

Kosta, Barbara. Recasting Autobiography: Women's Counterfictions in Contemporary German Literature and Film. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1994.

Kuhn, Annette. Women's Pictures: Feminism & Cinema. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982.

McCormick, Richard. Politics of the Self: Feminism and the Postmodern in West German Literature & Film. Princeton U.P., 1991.

McCreadie, Marsha. Women on Film: The Critical Eye. New York: Praeger, 1983.

Mellen, Joan. Women and their Sexuality in the New Film. New York: Laurel, 1973.

Petro, Patrice. Joyless Streets: Women & Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany. Princeton U.P., 1989.

Rosen, Marjorie. Popcorn Venus. New York: Avon, 1974.

Theweleit, Klaus. Male Phantasies. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press.


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