Writing on Berlin's new Jewish Museum and other memorials, the state of multiculturalism in Germany, or future of german culture in a unified Europe, the voices in this volume lay before us the questions that face not only Germany but anyone concerned with Germany's history and the future of Europe.
Todd Herzog teaches in the Department of German at the University of Chicago. Sander Gilman is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and past-president of the Modern Language Association. Among his books are The Jew's Body and Franz Kafka, the Jewish Patient, both published by Routledge.
Introduction Two Hundred and Fifty Years after Goethe's Birth, Fifty Years after the Aspen Conference, Ten Years after Reunification - Sander L. Gilman Can Goethe guide us through the process of European Union? - Richard von Weizacker What is the future of German immigration policy? German Immigration Policy - Past, Present and Future - Barbara John Beyond Sovereignty: De Facto Transnationalism in Immigration Policy - Saskia Sassen What is the Place of German Culture within today's European cultures? The Federal Republic of Germany Turns Fifty? - Peter Schneider The Humboldt-Goethe Complex - Helmut Muller-Sievers How diverse is the German cultural market? Reshuffling the Deck: Democratization and Diversification of the Cultural Market - Henryk Broder Beyond Goethe: Perspectives on Postunification German Literature - Dagmar C.G. Lorenz Does the New National German Cinema have an audience? Between National Television and International Oblivion: German Cinema in the 1990s - Monika Treut This Cinema That Is Not One? Monika Treut and a Detteritorialized German Cinema - David Levin What are the sites of memory and memorialization today and what should they do? Confronting Memory and Museums - Tom L. Freudenheim The Task of Museums - Howard A. Sulkin Conclusion Why Germany Remains Divided - Andreas Glaeser Contributors Index