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Peter Jelavich

Professor

Gilman 394
Monday, 1-3 p.m.
jelavich@jhu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

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Peter Jelavich specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany. His areas of interest include the interaction of elite and popular culture; the history of mass culture and the media; and the application of cultural and social theories to historical study.

He is the author of Munich and Theatrical Modernism: Politics, Playwriting, and Performance, 1890-1914 (1985), Berlin Cabaret (1993), and Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture (2006). 

He currently is writing a book on censorship of the arts in Germany from 1890 to the present.

“When Are Jewish Jokes No Longer Funny? Ethnic Humour in Imperial and Republican Berlin.” In: Martina Kessel and Patrick Merzinger, eds., The Politics of Humour: Laughter, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Twentieth Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Pp. 22-51.

“Döblins Moderne.” Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, vol. 37, no. 1, 2012, pp. 119-127.

“Nietzsches ‘guter’ (und antitheatralischer) Europäer.” In: Erika Fischer-Lichte, Matthias Warstatt and Anna Littmann, eds., Theater und Fest in Europa: Perspektiven von Identität und Gemeinschaft. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2012. Pp. 305-323.

 “Dance of Life, Dance of Death.” In: Starr Figura, ed., German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2011. Pp. 36-51.

“Wie ‘jüdisch’ war das Theater im Berlin der Jahrhundertwende?” In: Tobias Becker, Anna Littmann, and Johanna Niedbalski, eds., Die tausend Freuden der Metropole: Vergnügnungskultur um 1900 . Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2011. Pp. 87-104 [translation and revision of following article]. 

“How ‘Jewish’ was Theatre in Imperial Berlin?” In: Jeanette Malkin and Freddie Rokem, eds., Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatre. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010. Pp. 39-58.

“What’s Wrong with Fragmentation?” Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, vol. 34, no. 2, 2009, pp. 217-221.

“‘Die Welt würde die Bücher nicht fassen, die zu schreiben wären’: Geschichte zwischen Logos und Logorrhoe.” In: Martin Baumeister, Moritz Föllmer, and Philipp Müller, eds., Die Kunst der Geschichte: Historiographie, Ästhetik, Erzählung. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. Pp. 13-27.

“Die ‘Elf Scharfrichter’: Ein Münchener Vorbild für das Kabarett Fledermaus.” In: Michael Buhrs, Barbara Lesak, and Thomas Trabitsch, eds., Kabarett Fledermaus 1907 bis 1913: Ein Gesamtkunstwerk der Wiener Werkstätte: Literatur, Musik, Tanz. Vienna: Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2007. Pp. 17-29.