The Doppelgaenger by Deborah Ascher BarnstoneThe Doppelgaenger by Deborah Ascher Barnstone

The Doppelgaenger

EditorDeborah Ascher Barnstone

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

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The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although German language literature has been a nexus for writing on the Doppelgänger, there is a paucity of scholarly work treating a broader selection of cultural products from the German-speaking world. The essays in this volume explore the phenomenon of the double in multiple aspects of German visual culture, from traditional art forms like painting and classical ballet to more contemporary ones like film, photography and material culture, and even puppet theatre. New ways of understanding the Doppelgänger emerge from analyses of various media and time periods, such as the theme of the double in a series of portraits by Egon Schiele, the doubling of silk by rayon in Weimar Germany and its implications for class distinctions in Germany, and the use of the x-ray as a form of double in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain and Christoph Schlingensief’s performance art.
Deborah Ascher Barnstone is Professor of Architecture and Associate Head of School in the Department of Architecture at University of Technology Sydney. She is a licensed architect and principal with Ascher Barnstone Architects as well as an art historian. Her primary research interests are twentieth- and twenty-first century German an...
Title:The DoppelgaengerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.03 × 6.06 × 0.8 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034319614

ISBN - 13:9783034319614


Table of Contents

Contents: Deborah Ascher Barnstone: Introduction: The Overlooked Trope of the Doppelgänger – Lori A. Felton: Beyond The Self-Seers: The Creative Strategies within Egon Schiele’s Double Self-Portraiture – April A. Eisman: From Double Burden to Double Vision: The Doppelgänger in Doris Ziegler’s Paintings of Women in East Germany – Paul Monty Paret: Jean Paul at the Bauhaus: Oskar Schlemmer’s Doppelgängers – Deborah Ascher Barnstone: Seeing Double: The Doppelgänger in Two Interpretations of the Ballet Classic The Nutcracker, by John Neumeier and Marco Goecke – Nathan J. Timpano: Body Doubles: The Puppe as Doppelgänger in Fin-de-Siècle Viennese Visual Culture – Isa Murdock-Hinrichs: The Remake as Double: Space, Media, and the Irrational in Michael Haneke’s Funny Games – Thomas O. Haakenson/Andrew Felicilda: Melodrama and its Doubles: The Films of Douglas Sirk and Todd Haynes – Maria Makela: Artificial Silk Girls: Rayon as Silk’s Double in Weimar Germany – Brigitte Marschall: X-ray Images as the Body’s Double: From The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann to the Holy Mountain in the Life and Death of Christoph Schlingensief.