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Otto Dix: Bodily Negotiations of Trauma in Weimar Germany

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posted on 21.10.2015, 00:00 authored by Brianna Thiel
"Otto Dix: Bodily Negotiations of Trauma in Weimar Germany" focuses on the work of German artist Otto Dix through the lens of a disability history of World War I. Using Prague Street (1920) as a case study, Thiel argues that Dix embraced the alterity of post-war bodies in a way that resisted either pitying or vilifying difference. Through his attentiveness to the effects of corporeal trauma on modern ontology, Dix created an unflinching critique of social prejudices and ableist investments in the body in Weimar Germany.

History

Advisor

Archias, Elise

Department

School of Art and Art History

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Masters

Committee Member

Quinn, Therese Ise, Claudine

Submitted date

2015-08

Language

en

Issue date

21/10/2015