Uelzmann Authors Essay on West German State-Sponsored PR Films


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The essay appeared inĀ 'The Arts of Democratization: Styling Political Sensibilities in Postwar West Germany.'

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  • Jan Uelzmann Jan Uelzmann

Jan Uelzmann, associate professor of German in the School of Modern Languages, published an essay titled “Foundational Narratives: West German Nation Building Through State-Sponsored PR Films, 1953–63” in the volume The Arts of Democratization: Styling Political Sensibilities in Postwar West Germany.

In the essay, Uelzmann analyzes how the Kondrad Adenauer administration, which was in power from 1949–1963, used symbolism and discourses in its public relations films that emphasized West Germany’s rising status as an integral member of the Western Cold War alliance.  

The volume, released by the University of Michigan Press on Feb. 7, 2022, can be read at: https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.11538567.  

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Jan Uelzmann, pr films, west germany, propaganda, konrad adenauer, german, School of Modern Languages, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
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