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dr. L.J. Fahnenbruck

Universitair docent
  • PhD: Ein(ver)nehmen. Sexualität und Alltag von Wehrmachtsoldaten in den besetzten Niederlanden 1940-1945 (2015)

    Ze introduceerden nieuwe seksuele omgangsvormen, waren lichamelijk zelfbewust en hadden een positief beeld van de Nederlandse vrouw. De Duitse soldaten die van 1940 tot 1945 de Duitse bezetting uitvoerden, vonden in Nederland liefde, avontuurtjes of gewoon seks. In dit project werd de alledaagse seksualiteit van Wehrmachtsoldaten in de bezettingsjaren onderzocht: van liefdesrelaties, wederzijds gewilde contacten, over prostitutie tot seksueel geweld. Promotores waren prof.dr. Mineke Bosch en prof.dr. Raingard Esser. Het manuscript is opgenomen in de reeks L’Homme Schriften (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen) en verschijnt in 2017.

  • Research Project: The Private Gaze in the Public Sphere. The Performativity of German Photographs from the Occupation in the Netherlands


    Photographs from the war, taken by German soldiers as travelers and in their function as occupying forces, have found its way into Dutch collective memory long time ago. Textbooks very often used photographs as a vivid representation of a past ‘reality’ to suggest authenticity, while less attention was paid to the propagandistic origins of many of these pictures, taken by professional Wehrmacht photographers who have left behind an enormous treasure of high-quality expert photographs, but also by soldiers who wanted to fill a personal album of war photographs.

    The goal of this study is to investigate German photographs as Bildakte emerging from this very specific war setting. Those Bildakte are in first instance invisible because of these specifics – their motifs seem to be too ‘normal’ and ordinary. My investigation will show how originally private photographs, taken with personal, biographical purposes, found their way into the official visual politics and became a prominent propaganda motif. The private gaze also shaped the occupational setting – it became a publicly visible moment when performing the prior private motifs for the camera, became a favorite symbol for propagandistic goals and metaphors for this setting. However, photographs performed a normality, peacefulness, racially-compatibility that was only underway (and postulated a German victory), but not a present reality. At the end of this study the performing power will ask us to re-negotiate visual narratives on WW II.

    The project is funded by a Johan-Huizinga-Fellowship, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, starting 1/9/2017.


  • Coördinator van de Masteropleiding Bijzonder Masterprogramma Leraar Duits: Geen bachelor Duitse taal en cultuur gedaan, maar toch enthousiast over Duitsland? Word tòch Leraar Duits! Vanaf september 2017 starten? - Nog tot 15 april 2016 aanmelden!
Laatst gewijzigd:23 juni 2017 13:40