Date of Award
Master of Arts (AM/MA)
Heinrich Eduard Jacob´s novel Blut und Zelluloid was published in 1929 and therefore mostly reviewed as a critical artwork regarding European film-propaganda before the outbreak of the Second World War. This thesis provides the interested scholar with a different approach: It discusses Jacob´s media-philosophical method to simulate the upcoming medium film in literature. With his implicitly and explicitly organized systems of diverse media, he circumvents constraints of the Paragone-discourse and offers a well-balanced literary construction.
Jacob´s method is compared with Pinthus´ Kinobuch and Pirandello´s Shoot!, while Simmel and Benjamin provide the thesis with a fundament to support Jacob´s theoretical approach. Finally, those comparisons and the close examination of Blut und Zelluloid prove that Jacob´s experimental method is worth to be known as an original contribution to the creative literature of the Weimarer Republik.
Chair and Committee
Prof. Kurt Beals
Prof. Erin McGlothlin, Prof. Paul Michael Lützeler
Vosse, Paula, "Literarische Filmsimulation: Heinrich Eduard Jacobs medienphilosophische Filmästhetik in "Blut und Zelluloid"" (2018). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1293.
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