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Mennel, Barbara Caroline

Works: 18 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 3,582 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Caroline Mennel
Spatial turns : space, place, and mobility in German literary and visual culture( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase?spatial turns? signals the growing importance of space as an analytical as well as representational category for culture. The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns, spatiality, and the theoretical implications of both in the context of German culture, history, and theory. Migrating from fields like geography, urban studies, and architecture, the new centrality of space has transformed social-science fields as diverse as sociology, philosophy, and psychology. In cultural studies, productive analyses of space increasingly cut across the studies of literature, film, popular culture, and the visual arts. Spatial Turns brings together essays that apply a spatial analysis to German literature and other media and engages with specifically German theorizations of space by such figures as Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin. The volume is organized in four sections:?Mapping Spaces? addresses cartography in all forms and in its intersection with culture;?Spaces of the Urban? takes up one of the key sites of spatial studies, the city;?Spaces of Encounter? considers how Germany has become a contact zone for multiple ethnicities; and?Visualized Spaces? concerns the theorization of space in film and new media studies. - From publisher's website
Queer cinema : schoolgirls, vampires and gay cowboys by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mennel concludes with an exploration of the contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian films and global queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys not only offers an introduction to a gay and lesbian film history, but also contributes to an academic discussion about queer subversion of mainstream film."--Pub. desc
Cities and cinema by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities and Cinema puts urban theory and cinema studies in dialogue. The book's first section analyzes three important genres of city films that follow in historical sequence, each associated with a particular city, moving from the city film of the Weimar Republic to the film noir associated with Los Angeles and the image of Paris in the cinema of the French New Wave. The second section discusses socio-historical themes of urban studies, beginning with the relationship of film industries and individual cities, continuing with the portrayal of war-torn and divided cities, and ending with the cinematic expression of utopia and dystopia in urban science fiction. The last section negotiates the question of identity and place in a global world, moving from the portrayal of ghettos and barrios to the city as a setting for gay and lesbian desire, to end with the representation of the global city in transnational cinematic practices." "The book suggests that modernity links urbanism and cinema. It accounts for the significant changes that city film has undergone through processes of globalization, during which the city has developed from an icon in national cinema to a privileged site for transnational cinematic practices. It is a key text for students and researchers of Film Studies, Urban Studies, and Cultural Studies."--Jacket
Turkish German cinema in the new millennium : sites, sounds, and screens( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last five years of the twentieth century, films by the second and third generation of the so-called German guest workers exploded onto the German film landscape. Self-confident, articulate, and dynamic, these films situate themselves in the global exchange of cinematic images, citing and rewriting American gangster narratives, Kung Fu action films, and paralleling other emergent European minority cinemas. This, the first book-length study on the topic, will function as an introduction to this emergent and growing cinema and offer a survey of important films and directors of the last two decades. In addition, it intervenes in the theoretical debates about Turkish German culture by engaging with different methodological approaches that originate in film studies
The representation of masochism and queer desire in film and literature by Barbara Caroline Mennel( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book connects the invention of masochism by turn-of-the-century sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing and writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch to its contemporary appropriation by gay and lesbian filmmakers."--BOOK JACKET
Queer cinema : schoolgirls, vampires and gay cowboys by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. The book traces the representation of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. The book explains early tropes of queerness, such as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground art of the
Cities and Cinema by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities and Cinema discusses the relationship between urbanity and the cinema, outlining a historical development from the early representation of urban modernity to the portrayal of global contemporary cities
Le cinéma queer écolières, vampires et cowboys gays by Barbara Caroline Mennel( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduction, sacrifice and submission : Masochism in postwar German film and literature by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dissertation I analyze different aesthetic and psychological formations of masochism in West German film and literature from the 1960s to the 1990s. I outline the aesthetic and psychoanalytic development of the concepts of masochism prior to the twentieth century, beginning with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs (1870). I then highlight key discursive developments in the twentieth century, such as Sigmund Freud's definitions of masochism and feminist debates about masochism from the 1970s to the 1980s, in order to set the stage for the readings of individual texts. In chapter one, on Monika Treut and Elfie Mikesch's film Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985), I analyze how the film rewrites the sex/gender system that underlies Sacher-Masoch's novel and that structures narratives of masochism. In chapter two, I focus on the representation of masochism in Elfriede Jelinek's novel The Piano Teacher (1983), which portrays masochism as part of bourgeois femininity. In chapter three, I analyze how the racialized fetish of the main character Ali in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film Ali: Fear Eats Soul (1974) allows for a masochistic fantasy of liberalism offered to a West German audience at that time. In the last chapter, on Ingeborg Bachmann's Das Buch Franza (1965-73), I argue that the fragment's main character, Franza, attempts to mourn the dead of the Holocaust, but that her attempts slip into melancholia and finally result in a masochistic staging of attempted sacrifice. The conclusion summarizes masochism's different aesthetic formations and political functions in West German texts of the 1960s through the 1990s
Women at work in twenty-first-century European cinema by Barbara Caroline Mennel( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproducing Europe argues that current European films focus on female characters in order to negotiate the transformations of labor of the last decades. Based on an analysis of approximately two hundred European films made since 2000 that focus on the relationship of women to their work, the book analyzes a cross-section of national cinemas and film genres, clustered according to pertinent topics in the theories of gendered labor. As reproductive labor now also includes the "donation" of eggs and organs, and the possibility of outsourcing pregnancy, dystopian narratives tell stories of refugees and clones who become the raw materials for organ harvesting. Farces and comedies exaggerate the habits of the global managerial class, while social realist dramas capture precarious working conditions in narratives about unemployed women. And films from countries affected by the global financial crisis (Greece, Spain, Portugal) emphasize the patriarchal family, a debt economy, and unemployment. Proposing the relevance of key concepts developed in second-wave feminist theory, the book updates categories of reproductive labor and the sexual contract. The postindustrial, neoliberal, and transnational character of Europe, with its decline of heavy industry, rise of service work, increase in migration since the expansion of the EU, and innovation in biotechnology has changed the organization of work. Films respond to these developments with a narrative emphasis on work, embodied by female characters more than ever before"--
The global elsewhere : Ursula Biemann's multimedia countergeography( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany and Her "others"( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Masochistic fantasy and racialized fetish in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Ali: fear eats the soul by Barbara Caroline Mennel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

City film industry : Hong Kong by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alina Bronsky, "Scherbenpark" : global ghetto girl by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a desert somewhere between Disney and Las Vegas : the fantasy of interracial harmony and American multiculturalism in Percy Adlon's "Bagdad Cafe" by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Immer etwas zwischen Männern und Frauen" : Machtstrukturen in den Geschlechterbeziehungen in ausgewählten Werken Marieluise Fleissers by Barbara Caroline Mennel( )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Mennel, B. 1962-

Mennel, B. C. 1962-

Mennel, Barbara.

Mennel, Barbara 1962-

Mennel, Barbara C.

Mennel, Barbara C. 1962-

Mennel, Barbara Caroline.

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