Edinburgh German Yearbook 10

Edinburgh German Yearbook 10

Queering German Culture

Edited by Leanne Dawson

Hardback
$85.00
eBook
$90.00

Camden House

Overview

Overview

Contributions exploring the representation and reality of LGBTQ+ individuals and issues in historical and contemporary German-speaking culture.

The German-speaking lands have a long history of engagement, ranging from celebratory to horrific, with non-normative genders and sexualities, including through cultural output, language, and politics. Queering German Culture, volume 10 of the Edinburgh German Yearbook, foregrounds this via new analyses of a variety of LGBTQ+ cultural artifacts-archives both physical and digital, literature in the form of novels and periodicals, and film both narrative and documentary-to consider a spectrum of gender and sexual identities. Individual chapters employ a range of lenses, including psychoanalysis, feminism, and postcolonial and queer theory, to analyze work by Thomas Mann, Thomas Brussig, Jenny Erpenbeck, Terézia Mora, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Fatih Akin, among others.

Contributors: Nicholas Courtman, Leanne Dawson, Kyle Frackman, Sarra Kassem, Lauren Pilcher, John L. Plews, Gary Schmidt, Cyd Sturgess.

Leanne Dawson is Lecturer in German and Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Details

244 pages
9x6 in
Edinburgh German Yearbook
Hardback, 9781571139658, May 2018
eBook, 9781787441026, May 2018
Camden House
BIC DSBH, 1DFG, 2AB, 3JM
BISAC LIT004170, SOC012000, SOC017000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Leanne Dawson
PART I. QUEER HISTORIES AND ARCHIVES
From Brooklyn to Berlin: Queer Temporality, In/Visibility, and the Politics of Lesbian Archives - Leanne Dawson
"Die zarte Haut einer schönen Frau": Fashioning Femininities in Weimar Germany's Lesbian Periodicals - Cyd Sturgess
Based on a True Story: Tracking What Is Queer about Queer German Documentary - Kyle Frackman
PART II. QUEERING THE OTHER
The Culture of Faces: Reading Physiognomical Relations in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig - John L. Plews
Seeing the Human in the (Queer) Migrant in Jenny Erpenbeck's Gehen, Ging, Gegangen and Terézia Mora's Alle Tage - Nick Courtman
The Transgressive Representations of Gender and Queerness in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite - Sarra Kassem
PART III. QUEERING NORMATIVITY
Bitter Tears and Pretty Excess in Fassbinder's Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant and Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss - Lauren Pilcher
Mothers, Masculinities, and Queer Potentials: Jonathan Franzen's Rereading of Thomas Brussig and Phillip Roth - Gary Schmidt

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