>CINEMA and the SWASTIKA: Call for articles
>Before and during the Second World War, the German film industry pursued an
>expansionist policy that was intended to make Berlin the new Hollywood .
>Apart from 'reorganising' the cinema of Nazi-occupied countries, the German
>film industry also tried to increase its influence over friendly or neutral
>states, like Italy , Spain or Sweden . This process, stimulated by
>propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, not only represented an economic
>takeover, but also had important cultural and political implications.
>In many countries, scholars have already conducted groundbreaking research
>on the German influence over their national film industries (1933-1945).
>Unfortunately, access to most of these publications is restricted to
>scholars who read the local language. Cinema and the Swastika, a volume
>edited jointly by Roel Vande Winkel and David Welch, aims to bring together
>comparative research in this field. The book aims to launch new research on
>the influence Nazi Germany had on the international film industry, as well
>as to give less well-known scholarship a broader audience.
>This call for articles invites film historians and other experts to
>contribute a chapter on their area of specialisation, whether a country or a
>region such as the Balkans. The articles may offer new research, but
>summaries of works that have already been published are also welcome. There
>are no geographical boundaries: assessments of German film policy in the USA
>or South America as well as parts of occupied Europe could yield interesting
>Anyone interested in writing a chapter for this book, should address a
>proposal to Roel Vande Winkel at [log in to unmask] Specific
>guidelines can be found at
The German Studies Call for Papers List
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