Writing Against Boundaries: Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in the German-speaking Context

Barbara Kosta, Helga Kraft
Rodopi, 2003 - 223 páginas
Writing against Boundaries. Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in the German-speaking Context presents a series of essays by prominent scholars who critically explore the intersection of nation and subjectivity, the production of national identities, and the tense negotiation of multiculturalism in German-speaking countries. By looking at a wide spectrum of texts that range from Richard Wagner's operas to Hans Bellmer's art, and to literature by Aras Ören, Irene Dische, Annette Kolb, Elizabeth Langgässer, Karin Reschke, Christa Wolf, to contemporary German theater by Bettina Fless, Elfriede Jelinek, Anna Langhoff, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, and to Monika Treut's films, the volume explores the intersection of gender, ethnicity and nation and examines concepts of national culture and the foreigner or so-called 'other.' Focusing on such issues as immigration, xenophobia, gender, and sexuality, the volume looks at narratives that sustain the myth of a homogeneous nation, and those that disrupt it. It responds to a growing concern with borders and identity in a time in which borders are tightening as the demands of globalization increase.

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Writing against Boundaries
Richard Wagners
Exile and Nation Body and Gender in the Works of Talvj
Individual and National Identity
Narratives of Nomadism or Copying German Culture
Fascism Gender and Hans Bellmers Dolls
Nation Memory and Austrias Fascist
Aras Orens Eine verspatete
The Political Plays of Bettina
MedeaMyths and National Discourse in Texts
Women Breaking Their Generational
The Body as Exile in the Works of Irene Dische
Postmodern Authorship
Bibliography and Filmography
Contributors to this Volume
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