Liesl Frank, Charlotte Dieterle and the European Film Fund
Sauter, Martin, 1963- (2010) Liesl Frank, Charlotte Dieterle and the European Film Fund. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.Full text not available from this repository.
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Setting out to provide a definitive history of the European Film Fund (EFF), the purpose of this thesis is as follows: first, to draw attention to the many exile and refugee organisations by examining one of them, the EFF. As a study of a refugee organisation founded as a result of Nazism, my examination of the EFF not only fills an existing gap in film history as far as the EFF itself is concerned. Refugee organisations in general have received scant attention by exile scholars. By making one refugee organisation the focus of my inquiry, I am also highlighting the presence of women in the topic of exile as two women, Liesl Frank, wife of the writer Bruno Frank, and Charlotte Dieterle, wife of the director William Dieterle, were at the centre of the EFF. My investigation of this organisation demonstrates that women played a much larger role in exile and exile communities than history and literature have thus far accorded them. Additionally, I show how the political situation after 1933, including apathy by the international community, led to the founding of the EFF. Lastly, by shifting the focus away from figureheads of the émigré community to below-the-line film artists, technicians, theatre artists and so on, I foreground those refugees whose lives have hitherto been obscured by their more famous fellow émigrés.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||European Film Fund -- History -- 20th century, Motion pictures -- Europe -- History -- 20th century, Frank, Liesl, Dieterle, Charlotte, Refugees -- Europe -- History -- 20th century|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of German Studies|
|Sponsors:||University of Warwick|
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