Intellectual Migration and Cultural Transformation: Refugees from National Socialism in the English-speaking World (Veroffentlichungen des Instituts W
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The volume presents a unique cross-section of contemporary research in the broad field of migration and exile studies. Its particular focus is on the manner in which ideas, methodologies, scholarship and innovation, developed in German-speaking Europe, were transferred to Britain and the USA after 1933. The transformative effect of this exodus of talent upon the host cultures, and the corresponding impact of the host cultures upon the refugees, helped produce the groundbreaking work of German-speaking refugees in diverse areas. The essays include surveys of the contributions of exiles to academic disciplines and to art and design, and fresh examinations of the work of prominent refugees like Wittgenstein, as well as less well known figures such as Nina Rubinstein and Gaby Schreiber.
EDWARD TIMMS is Research Professor of German studies and the director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University Sussex. Previously, he spent twenty-five years as lecturer in German at the University of Cambridge. He is best known for his research on the Jews of Vienna in the early twentieth century, developing an innovative research methodology which involves the mapping of circles of intellectual creativity in diagrammatic form. His publications include the book Karl Kraus - Apocalyptic Satirist: Culture and Catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna (Yale University Press, 1986), and many articles on subjects including the early history of psychoanalysis, antisemitism and literary moderninsm. JON HUGHES is a graduate of New College, Oxford and of University of Wales, Swansea, where he completed his PhD on the work of the Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist Joseph Roth. Most recently he was a research fellow at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, and is currently lecturer in German studies at King's College London. He has published articles on Joseph Roth, and on literary culture in the Weimar Republic and in the period of antifascist exile.
Introduction * Jennifer Platt: Some Issues in Intellectual Method and Approach * Christian Fleck: The Role of Refugee Help Organizations in the Placement of German and Austrian Scholars Abroad * Dorothea McEwan: Mapping The Trade Routes of the Mind: The Warburg Institute * Johannes Feichtinger: The Significance of Austrian Emigre Art Historians for English Art Scholarship * Charlotte Benton: Refugee and Emigre Architects in Britain, 1933-39 * Ulrike Walton-Jordan: Designs for the Future: Gaby Schreiber as an Exponent of Bauhaus Principles in Britain * Nick Hubble: Franz Borkenau, Sebastian Haffner and George Orwell: Depoliticisation and Cultural Exchange * Nick Warr: Siegfried Kracauer's Extraterritorial Critique * Feiwel Kupferberg: From Berlin to Hollywood: German-Speaking Refugees in the American Film Industry * Friedrich Stadler: The 'Wiener Kreis' in Great Britain: Emigration and Interaction in the Philosophy of Science * Roland Graf: The Persistence of Austrian Motifs in Wittgenstein's Later Writings * David Kettler: Self-Knowledge and Sociology: Nina Rubinstein's Studies in Exile * Andrea Hammel: Gender and Migration: A Feminist Approach to German-Jewish Women Refugees and their Texts * Edward Timms: New Approaches to Child Psychology: From Red Vienna to the Hampstead Nursery * Mitchell Ash: Forced Migration or Scientific Change after 1933: Steps Towards a New Overview
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