Edinburgh German Yearbook 14
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262 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

1 b/w illus.

Series: Edinburgh German Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 14

Imprint: Camden House

Edinburgh German Yearbook 14

Politics and Culture in Germany and Austria Today

Edited by Frauke Matthes

Guest editor Dora Osborne, Katya Krylova and Myrto Aspioti

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Examines the heightened role of politics in contemporary German and Austrian cultural productions and institutions and what it means for German Studies.



As debates about Europe, migration, resurgent nationalism, and neoliberalism intensify in Germany and Austria, politics has gained particular prominence in cultural production and cultural institutions. How does this development affect German Studies as a discipline and a practice? Volume 14 of Edinburgh German Yearbook examines political or politicized aspects of contemporary life that have become increasingly significant for culture today. The contributions gathered here offer engaging readings of contemporary literary texts (including work by Saša Stanišić, Anke Stelling, and Timur Vermes), films (by Fatih Akın, Ruth Beckermann, and Andreas Dresen), and other forms of cultural intervention (the polemics of Max Czollek and Oliver Polak, and the activism of the left-feminist group Burschenschaft Hysteria). These encourage us to consider how communities are being (re)shaped by current political and social crises, antagonisms around memory cultures, questions of European identity, as well as challenges to the status of an assumed Leitkultur and the discourse of integration.
Introduction
Frauke Matthes, Dora Osborne, and Katya Krylova
Writing the European Refugee Crisis: Timur Vermes' Die Hungrigen und die Satten (2018)
Linda Shortt
Pluralized Selves and the Postmigrant Sublime: Isolde Charim's Ich und die Anderen (2018) and Wolfgang Fischer's STYX (2018)
Teresa Ludden
"Never an innocent game": The Center for Political Beauty and "Search for us!"
Mary Cosgrove
Irreconcilable Differences: The Politics of Bad Feelings in Contemporary German Jewish Culture
Maria Roca Lizarazu
Geography, Identity, and Politics in Saša Stanišić's Vor dem Fest (2014)
Myrto Aspioti
Precarious Narration in Anke Stelling's Schäfchen im Trockenen (2018)
Stephanie Gleißner
Limited Editions: Politics of Liveness at the Berliner Theatertreffen, 2017-19
Katie Hawthorne
The Akın Effect: Fatih Akın's Cultural-Symbolic Capital and the Postmigrant Theater
Lizzie Stewart
Goodbye, Sonnenallee, Or How Gundermann (2018) Got Lost in the Cinema of Others
Evelyn Preuss
Ruth Beckermann's Reckoning with Kurt Waldheim: Unzugehörig: Österreicher und Juden nach 1945 (1989) and Waldheims Walzer (2018)
Joseph W. Moser
Burschenschaft Hysteria: Exposing Nationalist Gender Roles in Contemporary Austrian Politics
Regine Klimpfinger and Elisabeth Koenigshofe
Notes on the Contributors

FRAUKE MATTHES is a Lecturer in German at the University of Edinburgh.

DORA OSBORNE is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of St Andrews.

KATYA KRYLOVA is Lecturer in German, Film, and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen.

MYRTO ASPIOTI is acquisitions editor for De Gruyter in Berlin, where she is in charge of the English-language portfolio in Literary and Cultural Studies.

"[E]leven varied, lively, and often controversial essays . . . . This collection . . . should do an admirable job of informing readers and stimulating further exploration of recent cultural and political developments in Germany and Austria." Pamela S. Saur, JOURNAL OF AUSTRIAN STUDIES

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Title Details

262 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

1 b/w illus.

Series: Edinburgh German Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 14

Imprint: Camden House