Uncanny Reminders: The 'Nazi' in Popular Culture

dc.contributor.authorTobler, Tamara Lynn
dc.contributor.supervisorThorson, Helga
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T22:43:20Z
dc.date.available2015-08-16T11:22:05Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-08-15
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Germanic and Russian Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe ubiquity of the ‘Nazi’ – the fictional Doppelgänger of the historical Nazi – in the various media of popular culture is both disturbing and fascinating. There is an important relationship between the ‘Nazi’ and its audience; related to but separate from the historical Nazi, the creation and reception of the ‘Nazi’ both enables and exemplifies the continual processing of the past. Using a purpose-built framework (concept and terminology) for the study of the ‘Nazi’ as a phenomenon in and of itself, in combination with Freud’s concept of the uncanny, this thesis examines the dynamics of the relationship between the ‘Nazi’ and its audience in four examples: television episodes “Deaths-Head Revisited,” “He’s Alive” (The Twilight Zone), and “Patterns of Force” (Star Trek); and Serdar Somuncu’s performances/readings of Mein Kampf. The temporal and geographical context of the episodes (1960s America) seem far removed from Somuncu’s performances (1990s/2000s Germany), but analysing the production and effects of the uncanny moments generated in each case reveals a provocative raison d’être that spans across the geographical and temporal divide.en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0311en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0900en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/5563
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectSerdar Somuncuen_US
dc.subjectMein Kampfen_US
dc.subjectuncannyen_US
dc.subjectStar Treken_US
dc.subjectThe Twilight Zoneen_US
dc.subjectSigmund Freuden_US
dc.subjectNazien_US
dc.subjectPatterns of Forceen_US
dc.subjectDeaths-Head Revisiteden_US
dc.subjectHe's Aliveen_US
dc.titleUncanny Reminders: The 'Nazi' in Popular Cultureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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