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The Ups and Downs of Leni Riefenstahl: Rereading the Rhythms of the Memoirs

Mary Rhiel

Mary Rhiel is Associate Professor of German at the University of New Hampshire.In tandem with her interests in German film and colonial narratives, particularly those set in China, she has published on German film and on the problems of biography. Her publications include Re-Viewing Kleist: The Discursive Construction of Authorial Subjectivity in West German Kleist Films (Peter Lang, 1991) and the co-edited volume The Seductions of Biography (Routledge, 1996). She has published on teaching Riefenstahl in the journal Unterrichtspraxis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... reader and writer. “Taking a Life: Hot Pursuit and Cold Rewards in a Mexican Testimonial Novel,” in The Seductions of Biography, ed. Mary Rhiel and David Suchoff (New York and London: Routledge, 1996), 147-172. Violence as a referential act...

Introduction: Screening Riefenstahl—Riefenstahl Screened

Neil Christian Pages

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Neil Christian Pages is Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the Binghamton University SUNY, where he teaches courses in literary theory, cultural history, and European literature. His publications include essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Georg Brandes, and W.G. Sebald. He is currently at work on a manuscript on memorials, public memory and other acts of commemoration, tentatively titled On Commemoration: Memory.Identity.Ideology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mary Rhiel

Mary Rhiel is Associate Professor of German at the University of New Hampshire.In tandem with her interests in German film and colonial narratives, particularly those set in China, she has published on German film and on the problems of biography. Her publications include Re-Viewing Kleist: The Discursive Construction of Authorial Subjectivity in West German Kleist Films (Peter Lang, 1991) and the co-edited volume The Seductions of Biography (Routledge, 1996). She has published on teaching Riefenstahl in the journal Unterrichtspraxis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ingeborg Majer-O’Sickey

Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey is Associate Professor of German and Women's Studies at Binghamton University SUNY. Her publications include numerous articles on German film as well as the co-edited volumes Triangulated Visions: Women in Recent German Cinema (SUNY Press, 1998) and Subversive Subjects: Reading Marguerite Yourcenar (FDU Press, 2004). Her current book project, Women in Nazi Cinema: Engendering Heimat, Genderizing Nation, is forthcoming in 2006 (Berghahn). Her scholarly and teaching interests in contemporary feminist cultural theories, which she mobilizes in order to read cinematic representations of femininities, meld with her work in German literature and culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... of musical composition for the cinema and ends with the compelling story of Herbert Windt's contributions to Triumph of the Will. Applegate touches upon the role of dance in understanding Riefenstahl's musical tastes, but Mary Rhiel zooms...

Representing the Body in Cyberspace: Riefenstahl's Self-staging (Notes on Leni Riefenstahl's Web Page)

Martina Thiele

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Martina Thiele

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Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey

Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey

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Neil Christian Pages

Neil Christian Pages is Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the Binghamton University SUNY, where he teaches courses in literary theory, cultural history, and European literature. His publications include essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Georg Brandes, and W.G. Sebald. He is currently at work on a manuscript on memorials, public memory and other acts of commemoration, tentatively titled On Commemoration: Memory.Identity.Ideology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... the bourgeois home to become a dancer, she was able to get her way. Against her father's will, she became a student of Mary Wigman's dance school; she practiced tirelessly, and created her own choreographies. In an interview with Alice Schwarzer,...

Wonderful, Horrible Lies: Riefenstahl Memory and Riefenstahl History in Germany

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

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...The research and writing of this essay has been generously supported by the Jena Center for Twentieth Century History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. I am especially indebted to the director of the center, Norbert Frei...

Reading Rammstein, Remembering Riefenstahl: “Fascist Aesthetics” and German Popular Culture

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... discourses of Ausdruckstanz, the discipline in which Riefenstahl began her career.Mackenzie, 313. See also the essay by Mary Rhiel in this volume. Seen in this context, Olympia adopts styles of movement and beauty that are consistent...

Control and Consumption: The Photographs of Leni Riefenstahl

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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...In a 1997 interview with the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, Leni Riefenstahl asserted that she wanted to make “the beautiful” visible to people and to thereby rescue it.Mathias Schreiber and Susanne Weingarten, “Realität interessiert mich...

Blood and Glamour

Georg Seesslen

Georg Seesslen

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Neil Christian Pages

Neil Christian Pages is Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the Binghamton University SUNY, where he teaches courses in literary theory, cultural history, and European literature. His publications include essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Georg Brandes, and W.G. Sebald. He is currently at work on a manuscript on memorials, public memory and other acts of commemoration, tentatively titled On Commemoration: Memory.Identity.Ideology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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...I. In the nineteenth century, industrial society produced, in addition to the three great systems of cultural communication—high culture, religious culture, and folk culture—a fourth, namely pop culture. Consistent with the very spirit...

In the Rearview Mirror: Curating Riefenstahl, Filmmuseum Potsdam, 1999

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... to the waves of the sea.For a detailed discussion of this film, see Mary Rhiel in this volume. (As some commentators have justly pointed out, the Fanck group's antimodernist stance is somewhat disingenuous. Without modern technology,...

To Be or Not to Be Wagnerian: Music in Riefenstahl's Nazi-era Films

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... in constant interaction with music, though strictly as accompaniment to dance exercises and performances.See Mary Rhiel's essay in this volume. During the period of her transition to filmmaking, she insisted, diva-like, on having a piano...

Riefenstahl and the Face of Fascism

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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...Leni Riefenstahl as “Junta” in Das blaue Licht (The Blue Light), as seen in the illustrated film programs for the original 1932 version of the film and for its 1938 release. I. Let me begin by looking at a photograph. It depicts...