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Envisioning The Fascist "Reality": Ideology In The Children's Literature Of Hitler's Germany And Franco's Spain, Carl R. Follmer Dec 2016

Envisioning The Fascist "Reality": Ideology In The Children's Literature Of Hitler's Germany And Franco's Spain, Carl R. Follmer

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This dissertation examines the fascist propaganda for children produced in Hitler’s Germany and the early years of Franco’s Spain. The central aim of this project is to identify the formation of fascist discourse and its construction of political “reality” (or what Kaja Silverman calls a “dominant fiction”) by German and Spanish propagandistic authors. I will also determine the extent to which the fascist thought formed in the works I am studying depends on the national context in which it appears. The fascist children’s literature produced in Germany and Spain provides a body of writing that will allow ...