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Christina Gerhardt <[log in to unmask]>
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*New Book: *
*Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory. *

*Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory* explores
representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in print media, film and art,
locating an analysis of these texts in the historical and political context
of unfolding events. Weaving together the history and cultural history of
post-fascist era West Germany, the book grapples with the fledgling
republic's most pivotal debates about the nature of democracy and
authority; about violence, its motivations and regulation; and about its
cultural afterlife. Looking back at the history of representations of the
RAF in various media, *Screening the Red Army Faction* considers how our
understanding of the Cold War era, of the long sixties and of the RAF is
created and re-created through cultural texts.
Table of contents

1. Looking Back: The Political and Historical Context, 1945-1970
2. Print Media and Social Movements in West Germany, 1967-1972
3. The RAF, Surveillance and the German Autumn in Cinema, 1966-1978
4. Diverging Trajectories: The RAF and Political Alternatives in New
German   Cinema, 1972-1982
5. Terrorism and the Cold War: The RAF and East Germany's The Ministry of
State Security, 1982-1990
6. Terrorism and Memory: Gerhard Richter's *October 18*, *1977 *and the
Kunst-Werke Exhibit *Myth of the RAF *

*Kristin Ross*, Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature, New York
University: “This informative and well-documented study of the changing
representations of the Red Army Faction is a welcome model for how to go
about de-provincializing our understanding of the post-war German

*Michael Shane Boyle*, Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance, Queen
Mary University of London: “Based on rigorous primary research and the
broadest analysis of art and film depicting the Red Army Faction to date,
Christina Gerhardt's book fills a major gap in the study of cultural memory
in postwar Germany. Most impressively, the book avoids both reductive
caricatures and romantic celebrations of the RAF, instead grounding their
actions and legacy in a broad international and historical context.”

Published: July 12, 2018.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic.
ISBN: 978 1501 336676

University library book orders can be placed here:


Christina Gerhardt, Associate Professor,
of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018 - UC-Berkeley

Recent guest-edited special issue, new book and forthcoming co-edited

*1968 and West German Cinema*
<>. Guest
editor. *The Sixties* 10.1 (2017).

*Screening the Red Army Faction
*(Bloomsbury, 2018). “This informative and well-documented study of the
changing representations of the Red Army Faction is a welcome model for how
to go about de-provincializing our understanding of the post-war German
experience.” –  Kristin Ross, Professor emeritus of Comparative Literature,
New York University, USA

"On Liberated Women in an Unliberated Society: Ula Stöckl's *Nine
Lives *(1968)"
*Women, Global Protest Movements and Political Agency: Rethinking the
Legacy of 1968*
Eds. Sarah Colvin and Katharina Karcher (New York: Routledge, 2018).

*1968 and Global Cinema
<>. *Co-edited
with Sara Saljoughi (Wayne State UP, 2018).

"Insisting on the centrality of anticolonial struggles and international
solidarities to the category of world cinema, this volume makes a welcome
intervention into scholarship on political cinema. The editors have
gathered an impressive range of essays which open out the histories and
aesthetics of 1968 in genuinely exciting ways." Rosalind Galt, Professor of
Film Studies, King's College London
"This timely, informative and stimulating set of essays is designed to
deepen our understanding of 1968 as a watershed in cinematic aesthetics and
global activist politics. An impressive collective accomplishment." Rey
Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University

*Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long Sixties. *Co-edited
with Marco Abel (Camden House, 2019).

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