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Otto Dix: Bodily Negotiations of Trauma in Weimar Germany
thesisposted on 2015-10-21, 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.
DepartmentSchool of Art and Art History
Degree GrantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Committee MemberQuinn, Therese Ise, Claudine