The Cosmopolitan Screen investigates the extent to which German filmmakers throughout the last sixty years have engaged with the ever more fluid trade of images, meanings, and identities in a globalizing world. The volume traces German cinema's negotiation of the global as a multilayered story in which hopes and fears about the prospect of a more cosmopolitan culture often go hand in hand. Featuring original work from some of the foremost scholars in German film studies from either side of the Atlantic, ""The Cosmopolitan Screen"" makes a persuasive case for rethinking the place of the ""national"" within an increasingly cosmopolitan and global economy of images and sounds. The book will attract those interested in film studies, cultural studies, media studies, visual culture, and German and European history.
Stephan K. Schindler is Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Lutz Koepnick is Professor of German, Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.