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Author: Ingrid Sharp

Title: Dangerous women

Subtitle: Woman as sexual criminal in the Weimar Republic

In: Violence, Culture and Identity: Essays on German and Austrian Literature, Politics and Society

Edited by: Helen Chambers

Place: Bern

Publisher: Peter Lang

Year: 2006

Pages: 203-224

Series: Cultural Identity Studies

ISBN-10: 3039102664 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: German History | Representation: Art / Otto Dix; Types: Lustmord



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Author: Ingrid Sharp, Faculty of Arts, University of Leeds

Abstract: »Sharp examines the further development and elaboration of this social Darwinist notion of women's dangerous sexuality in the Weimar Republic. The criminologist Erich Wulffen's work Das Weib als Sexualverbrecherin (1924) provides a theoretical companion text to a proliferation of representations of Lustmord (sexual murder) in the German visual arts of the period. Sharp reflects on the implication of the artists themselbes in the crimes of murder and mutilation: the identity of the male artist is knowingly constructed in terms of criminality. She connects this, in turn, to male identity problems in the aftermath of a destructive and humiliating war, and to broader issues of the struggle between tradition and modernity in the Weimar Republic.« (Source: Helen Chambers. »Introduction.« Violence, Culture and Identity: Essays on German and Austrian Literature, Politics and Society. Edited by Helen Chambers. Bern 2006: 18)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Germany / Weimar Republic | History of painting: Expressionism | 20th-century German painters: Otto Dix | Homicide: Lust murder