The Berlin Industrial Exhibition of 1896 introduced the city and its flourishing manufacturing industry to the world, and in turn brought the world to Berlin. Besides the focus on various branches of industry, the Gewerbeausstellung also featured cultural exhibits of which the Spezialausstellung Kairo was the most popular and lucrative. I explore how visual images and narrative representations in texts about the exhibition interrelate to instrumentalize Cairo for the purpose of demonstrating Berlin’s – and by extension, Germany’s- ambitions to become a global power.
|State||Published - Nov 15 2019|
|Event||61st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association - Chicago, IL|
Duration: Nov 15 2019 → Nov 15 2019
|Conference||61st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association|
|Period||11/15/19 → 11/15/19|