• Gothic art and German modernism: Max Beckmann and "Transzendente objektivitat" 

    Krakenberg, Jasmin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The present study suggests that the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann historicized and individualized in his painting the Descent from the Cross the religious Passion theme, as compared to Nithard's Isenheim Altarpiece, ...
  • The root of all evil?: the Mandrake myth in German literature from 1673 to 1913 

    Kobs, Michael, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    From its first appearance in the Ebers Papyrus to its reference in Goethe's Faust II and Hanns Heinz Ewers bestseller Alraune at the beginning of the 20th century, the plant-human mandrake has been notorious for its presence ...
  • Staging Hitler myths 

    Lechner, Judith H. (Judith Heidi) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In my thesis Staging Hitler Myths, I analyze the depiction of Adolf Hitler in the contemporary German movies Der Untergang (2004) and Mein Fuhrer-die wirkliche wahrste Wahrheit uber Adolf Hitler (2007). Both movies have ...
  • Vom Buch zum Film: zur Frage der Adaptation bei Sternberg, Schlöndorff und Tykwer 

    Istomina, Olga (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    My thesis deals with the problem of adaptation from literature to film through three German examples. I explore this question in the following novels and films: Professor Unrat by Heinrich Mann, Die Blechtrommel by Günter ...