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Translating Contemporary Literature: Translating Parts Of Elisabeth Sheffield's "Fort Da - A Report" Into German, Katharina Gerda Renate Maes-Roopchansingh 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Translating Contemporary Literature: Translating Parts Of Elisabeth Sheffield's "Fort Da - A Report" Into German, Katharina Gerda Renate Maes-Roopchansingh

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Fort Da - A Report stands surely in the tradition of Lolita, and is a successful re-writing of Nabokov's work. Elisabeth Sheffield takes a modern approach to the subject matter. The object of desire in Fort Da - A Report is Aslan, a Turkish-Cyprian boy who lives in Germany. Aslan is desired by Rosemarie Ramee, an almost forty-year old american neuroscientist, who works and lives in Kiel, Germany. Translating the unfolding of this provocative story was motivated by its cultural context, its contemporary manner as well as experimental writing style, such as using footnotes, neologisms and passive voice. Approaching this translation ...


Minority Identity As German Identity In Conscious Rap And Gangsta Rap: Pushing The Margins, Redefining The Center, Kathrin M. Bower 2011 University of Richmond

Minority Identity As German Identity In Conscious Rap And Gangsta Rap: Pushing The Margins, Redefining The Center, Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

After rap entered the German music scene in the 1980s, it developed into a variety of styles that reflect Germany's increasingly multiethnic social fabric. Politically conscious rap assumed greater relevance after unification, focusing on issues of discrimination, integration, and xenophobia. Gangsta rap, with its emphasis on street conflict and violence, brought the ghetto to Germany and sparked debates about the condition of German cities and the erosion of civic consciousness. Alternately celebrated and reviled by the media, both styles utilize rap's synthesis of authenticity and performance to redefine the relationship between minority identity and German identity and debunk ...


Serdar Somuncu: Turkish German Comedy As Transnational Intervention, Kathrin M. Bower 2011 University of Richmond

Serdar Somuncu: Turkish German Comedy As Transnational Intervention, Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

A reconceptualization of Germanness, combined with a reconsideration of what constitutes “Germanness” and “Turkishness” and how they are linked, is a central theme in the programs of a younger generation of Turkish German cabaret artists and comedians. As a member of the new generation of performers, Serdar Somuncu stands out, not only for his unapologetic embrace of political theater critical of both German and Turkish social politics, but also for his assertion of a right and responsibility to engage with Germany’s past, coupled with an insistence on differentiation and balanced comparison when discussing integration. After gaining notoriety through his ...


Der Detektiv In Der Literatur Des 19. Jahrhunderts Von Edgar Allan Poe Bis Henning Mankell, Daniela Marion Faerber 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Der Detektiv In Der Literatur Des 19. Jahrhunderts Von Edgar Allan Poe Bis Henning Mankell, Daniela Marion Faerber

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The genre of the detective novel has been immensely popular for the last 200 years and continues to fascinate contemporary readers. This thesis explores the connection between modernity and the rise of such well-known detectives as Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. Key to this exploration is an examination of how bohemian hobby inspectors are propelled by novel scientific inventions towards an unprecedented rational thinking, which brings their specific attention to bear upon the minutiae of the crime scene. It also traces these 19th century detectives back to the modern figure, which Walter Benjamin describes as the flaneur amidst the newly ...


“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper examines the discourse surrounding the planning, negotiation, and reception stages of the U.S. Embassy at Pariser Platz in Berlin, which imbued the building with a highly politicized symbolic nature. Much more than simply a building, the architecture of the U.S. Embassy made a "statement," which acquired meaning through the discursive formations of Berlin as a "global city," the guiding doctrine of Berlin as "critically reconstructed," and the United States' security presence in post-Wall Berlin. This discourse focused not only on the present form of the building, but also on the site's historical form and visions ...


Review Of Goethes Politisches Denken Und Handeln Im Spiegel Seiner Amtlichen Schriften: Eine Politikwissenschaftliche Analyse, William H. Carter 2011 wcarter@iastate.edu

Review Of Goethes Politisches Denken Und Handeln Im Spiegel Seiner Amtlichen Schriften: Eine Politikwissenschaftliche Analyse, William H. Carter

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Goethe’s Amtliche Schriften document in great detail the many responsibilities he undertook during his public service in Weimar, which began in 1776 and continued for decades following his return from Italy. Whether one is familiar with this side of Goethe or desires to learn more about it, Wolfgang Pollert provides a welcome contribution to this area of Goethe studies, one which still remains largely unexplored. As the title suggests, Pollert’s study is not a literary analysis. While there are a few brief references to Faust, West-östlicher Divan, and the Wilhelm Meister novels, the author concentrates primarily on Goethe ...


Kant Crisis, William H. Carter 2011 Iowa State University

Kant Crisis, William H. Carter

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This study approaches the last days of Immanuel Kant through the lens of his contemporary biographers and other correspondents. Among the latter, Kant’s brother and, subsequently, his brother’s family provide a symptomatic reflection upon Kant’s management of his genealogy and his legacy. Yet behind this body of work is another corpus, one which embodies maternal and paternal legacies that are not readily subsumed by Oedipus or Kant’s philosophy. This work (of art) is Kant’s own body or corpus, which he painstakingly maintained and which provided a case study for his refelctions on preventive medicine in ...


Motherhood As Performance: (Re)Negotiations Of Motherhood In Contemporary German Literature, Alexandra Merley Hill 2011 University of Portland

Motherhood As Performance: (Re)Negotiations Of Motherhood In Contemporary German Literature, Alexandra Merley Hill

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

While the birth rate in Europe remains low, the role of motherhood is hotly debated in Germany—particularly in conjunction with the revival of feminism in that country. In the context of these debates, this article analyzes the representation of mothers in three contemporary novels by German authors: Himmelskörper (2003) by Tanja Dückers, Die Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition (1998) by Kathrin Schmidt, and Die Mittagsfrau (2007) by Julia Franck. All three books are informed by a feminist perspective, but only Die Mittagsfrau offers a new way of thinking about motherhood; while Dückers and Schmidt ultimately do not depart from the connection between motherhood ...


“Knaller-Sex Für Alle”: Popfeminist Body Politics In Lady Bitch Ray, Charlotte Roche, And Sarah Kuttner, Carrie Smith-Prei 2011 University of Alberta

“Knaller-Sex Für Alle”: Popfeminist Body Politics In Lady Bitch Ray, Charlotte Roche, And Sarah Kuttner, Carrie Smith-Prei

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Germany has seen a recent upsurge in publications proclaiming that feminism is again an urgent matter for a new generation of women. Faced with the reactionary demography debate and the hegemony of second-wave feminism, young writers, musicians, journalists, and critics call for new models of feminism relevant to women today. As one of these viable models, popfeminism draws on dominant trends in mass culture, on pop’s forty-year history as a cultural prefix in Germany, and on traditional feminism in order to create a new, ostensibly apolitical, feminist subculture based in self-stylization and individual autonomy. Shared by many popfeminist sources ...


Feminism And Generational Conflicts In Alexa Hennig Von Lange’S Relax, Elke Naters’S Lügen, And Charlotte Roche’S Feuchtgebiete, Margaret McCarthy 2011 Davidson College

Feminism And Generational Conflicts In Alexa Hennig Von Lange’S Relax, Elke Naters’S Lügen, And Charlotte Roche’S Feuchtgebiete, Margaret Mccarthy

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The publication of Charlotte Roche’s controversial novel Feuchtgebiete, along with a wave of nonfiction popfeminist writings, prompted heated debates in 2008 among different generations of German feminists. Despite their attempts to call attention to historically persistent forms of sexism, popfeminists quite emphatically distanced themselves from Alice Schwarzer, the face of German feminism for over thirty-five years. Yet casting themselves as rebels who break away from Schwarzer’s second-wave feminism has necessitated that they suppress affinities and shared blind spots in order to underscore their ostensibly less dogmatic, more fun approach. Feuchtgebiete, Alexa Hennig von Lange’s Relax and Elke ...


Introduction: Resignifications Of Feminism In Contemporary Germany, Hester Baer 2011 University of Oklahoma

Introduction: Resignifications Of Feminism In Contemporary Germany, Hester Baer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

During the past decade, the German-speaking world has witnessed both a new wave of writing by women and a resurgence of interest in and debate about feminism…


E.T.A. Hoffmann's Marketplace Vision Of Berlin, Alexander M. Schlutz 2011 CUNY John Jay College

E.T.A. Hoffmann's Marketplace Vision Of Berlin, Alexander M. Schlutz

Publications and Research

This essay discusses E.T.A. Hoffmann’s late novella My Cousin’s Corner Window. On the one hand, Hoffmann’s text offers a narratological experiment on how to best represent the experience of seeing the modern city, and combines to that end Enlightenment, Romantic, and Modern aesthetics. On the other hand, the text paints a portrait of the people of post-Napoleonic Berlin at a time of intense state surveillance. Hoffmann defies such state control by means of an ironic meta-narrative perspective that remains invisible to the watchful eye of the censor.


Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 University of Alberta

Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven. Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998. ISBN 90-420-0534-3 299 pages, bibliography, index. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek presents a framework of comparative literature based on a contextual (systemic and empirical) approach for the study of culture and literature and applies the framework in audience studies, film and literature, women's literature, translation studies, new media and scholarship in the humanities and in the analyses of English, French, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Romanian, and English-Canadian modern, contemporary, and ethnic minority texts. Copyright release to the author in 2006.


Nicaragua Und Puerto Rico, Melissa M. Weisbach 2011 Gettysburg College

Nicaragua Und Puerto Rico, Melissa M. Weisbach

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Ich bin drei Jahre nach einander mit dem Gettysburg College Chor gereist. Im Frühling 2006 habe ich Nicaragua besucht und vom 1. bis 9. März 2008 war ich in Puerto Rico. Beide Länder sind schon, aber es gibt viele Unterschiede zwischen Nicaragua und Puerto Rico. [excerpt]


Writings Of Esther Discherheit „Das Leben In Zwischen“, Jan Cerny 2011 Gettysburg College

Writings Of Esther Discherheit „Das Leben In Zwischen“, Jan Cerny

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Juden behaupten, dass sie nicht jüdisch genug ist. Deutsche sagen, dass sie nicht deutsch genug ist. Gesteckt zwischen zwei Welten und zwei Kulturen, ist Esther Discherheit eine von der wichtigsten Schriftstellerinnen im heutigen Deutschland. Als die weltbekannte Stimme einer gegenwärtigen jüdisch-deutscher Generation, kämpft sie stark gegen Kategorisierung, Stereotypen und Heuchelei. In ihren Werken finden wir alle Probleme vom heutigen Deutschland und jungen deutschen Juden. In dieser Arbeit versuche ich die Texte von Esther Discherheit zu analysieren und die „inneren“ und „äußerlichen“ Schwierigkeiten von ihrer Mix-Identität zu untersuchen. Ich werde mich hauptsächlich auf zwei von ihren Werken konzentrieren – den Essay Keine ...


Intercourse As Discourse In Alexa Hennig Von Lange’S Relax, Corinna Kahnke 2011 Duke University

Intercourse As Discourse In Alexa Hennig Von Lange’S Relax, Corinna Kahnke

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

While gender has long been an abiding concern of Popliteratur, pop writers (in particular female authors) are often criticized for simply reflecting, if not positively endorsing, negative forms of postfeminism—an attitude that negates the accomplishments of emancipation by regressing to traditional ideas of what it means to be a woman. Some critics suggest that pop texts re-inscribe the gender binary by presenting, even glorifying, long-established gender roles. In response to such a reception, this article investigates Alexa Hennig von Lange’s iconic but much criticized novel Relax (1999) in order to illustrate the reflective and critical nature of Popliteratur ...


Eternal Interns: Kathrin Röggla’S Literary Treatment Of Gendered Capitalism, Florence Feiereisen 2011 Middlebury College

Eternal Interns: Kathrin Röggla’S Literary Treatment Of Gendered Capitalism, Florence Feiereisen

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In today’s Germany, university graduates and first-time job seekers find themselves in a different position than did those of previous generations—for many, obtaining a secure, full-time job has become a dream of the past. To boost their résumés, many enter a loop of internships and other similarly precarious states of employment. This article examines the way in which author Kathrin Röggla treats these insecure economic times in her 2004 novel Wir schlafen nicht, with a focus on sex and gender in the New Economy. Are jobs gendered, and what are the resulting effects for both men and women ...


Dialogues With Tradition: Feminist-Queer Encounters In German Crime Stories At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century, Faye Stewart 2011 Georgia State University

Dialogues With Tradition: Feminist-Queer Encounters In German Crime Stories At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century, Faye Stewart

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Pieke Biermann’s feminist crime collection Mit Zorn, Charme, und Methode (1992) and Lisa Kuppler’s gay and lesbian anthology Queer Crime (2002) engage in a common project, the rewriting of a popular genre to give voice to previously marginalized identities and perspectives. This article investigates the ways in which each volume negotiates the gendered conventions of crime fiction and its subcategories, feminist and queer crime. A comparative analysis of three mysteries from each collection demonstrates the converging and diverging tendencies of feminist and queer representation in turn-of-the-twenty-first century crime narratives. Feminist mysteries by Edith Kneifl, Birgit Rabisch, and Barbara ...


Generation Chick: Reading Bridget Jones’S Diary, Jessica, 30., And Dies Ist Kein Liebeslied As Postfeminist Novels, Brenda Bethman 2011 University of Missouri-Kansas City

Generation Chick: Reading Bridget Jones’S Diary, Jessica, 30., And Dies Ist Kein Liebeslied As Postfeminist Novels, Brenda Bethman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article examines Helen Fielding’s, Marlene Streeruwitz’s, and Karen Duve’s novels in the context of the literarisches Fräuleinwunder, the generic conventions of chick lit, and postfeminism, relating all three to the globalization of the book publishing industry and its effects on German-language fiction. I argue that Duve’s and Streeruwitz’s texts can be understood as responses to the Anglo-American chick lit that flooded the German-language book market in the 1990s, of which Fielding’s novel is one of the best-known. Close readings situate both German-language novels firmly within the generic conventions of chick lit, and then ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications, 2011 Kansas State University Libraries

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Paul Kong. The Raiders and Writers of Cervantes’ Archive: Borges, Puig, and García Márquez by José Fernando Olascoaga

J. J. Long. W. G. Sebald: Image, Archive, Modernity by Helen Finch

Andrew Baruch Wachtel. Plays of Expectations: Intertextual Relations in Russian Twentieth-Century Drama by Volha Isakava

David Jenemann. Adorno in America by Ruth Starkman

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry by Derek Hillard

Horacio Legras. Literature and Subjection: the Economy of Writing and Marginality in Latin America by Abraham Acosta

Hélène Cixous. Love Itself in the Letterbox by Natalie Edwards

Zulema Moret. Esas niñas cuando crecen, ¿Dónde van a ...


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