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Christian Egander Skov

The article explores the concept of empire, or rige, in the context of a small nation-state with no immediate claim to imperial greatness and with a rooted self-understanding as anything but an empire. It does this by exploring the concept of empire in the far right movement Young Denmark on the basis of a close reading of their imperialist program in the pamphlet Danmark udslettes! from 1918. Rige had been a vague term for the larger Danish polity that originated in a pre-national conceptualization of the polity as a realm. The article suggests that rige-as-realm was translated by the radical right into a concept of empire. In the process it dramatically changed its emphasis, reorienting itself toward a "horizon of expectation". It became a politically loaded battle concept that then entailed a critique against the dominant liberal conceptualization of the polity and nation. Rige came to signify the ambition of being a great power, the spiritual elevation of the nation through the transcendence of the decaying liberal modernity. The program addressed the tension between a conservative political attitude and modernity and thus signified a kind of reactionary modernism that rejected liberal values while at the same time celebrating technology, industrialization, and the process of modernization.

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Educational Film Studies

A Burgeoning Field of Research

Anne Bruch

Educational Cinematographic Institute, Reactionary Modernism, and the Formation of Film Studies,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies: Revue Canadienne d’Etudes Cinématographiques 16, no. 1 (2007): 80–97. Both authors are more focused on the institutional

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Bridging the Political Gaps

The Interdiscursive Qualities of Political Romanticism in the Weimar Republic

Christian E. Roques

Kalinowski, “Hans Robert Jauss et l’esthétique de la réception” [Hans Robert Jauss and the aesthetics of reception], Revue germanique internationale 8 (1997): 151–172. 22 For examples, see Jeffrey Herf, Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture and

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Renaissance of the New Right in Germany?

A Discussion of New Right Elements in German Right-wing Extremism Today

Samuel Salzborn

Deutschland 1918-1932. Grundriß ihrer Weltanschauungen (Stuttgart, 1950). 14 See Jeffrey Herf, Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture, and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich (Cambridge, 1984); Woods (see note 2). 15 Gabriele Kämper, Die männliche