Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Screen Nazis: Cinema, History, and Democracy

Hake, Sabine (Fellow, 2010-11)

Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

Probing the emotional sources and effects of this fascination, Sabine Hake looks at the historical relationship between film and fascism and its far-reaching implications for mass culture, media society, and political life. In confronting the specter and spectacle of fascist power, these films not only depict historical figures and events but also demand emotional responses from their audiences, infusing the abstract ideals of democracy, liberalism, and pluralism with new meaning and relevance.

Subjects: Film and Media; History;; Films; Nazism; Fascism; Cinema; Cultural History; Political History; German History