A Treasure trove
A Treasure trove. Friend of the Photoplay – Visionary – Spy?
New trans-disciplinary Approaches to Hugo Münsterberg‘s Life and Oeuvre
Steinmetz, Rüdiger (Hrsg.)
We see in Hugo Münsterberg a vivid researcher and teacher, who – following William James, who brought him to Harvard – opens more new vistas in Psychology than anyone else, who bursts with a fertility of ideas, and whose writing bears a light touch. And we see Münsterberg struggling all his life for his teacher Wilhelm Wundt to accept him as his disciple, only to be met with accusations that his thinking was immature, and his treatment of an abundance of academic problems insufficient in its methods. And we see a tragic figure with an exuberant self-perception, caught between his idealistic attempts at building bridges between the USA and Germany, a rise in anti-German-American sentiment, and his increasingly unwise pre-war behavior vis-à-vis the U.S. public.
Der Band ist nicht in der Schriftenreihe „MedienRausch“ erschienen, geht jedoch auf die Ergebnisse der ZWF-Tagung A Hundred Years of Film Theory zurück.