The Resource Twenty years on : competing memories of the GDR in postunification German culture, edited by Renate Rechtien and Dennis Tate

Twenty years on : competing memories of the GDR in postunification German culture, edited by Renate Rechtien and Dennis Tate

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Twenty years on : competing memories of the GDR in postunification German culture
Title
Twenty years on
Title remainder
competing memories of the GDR in postunification German culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Renate Rechtien and Dennis Tate
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Twenty years on from the dramatic events that led to the opening of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the GDR, the subjective dimension of German unification is still far from complete. The nature of the East German state remains a matter of cultural as well as political debate. This volume of new research focuses on competing memories of the GDR and the ways they have evolved in the mass media, literature, and film since 1989-90. Taking as its point of departure the impact of iconic visual images of the fall of the Wall on our understanding of the historical GDR, the volume first considers the decade of cultural conflict that followed unification and then the emergence of a more complex and diverse "textual memory" of the GDR since the Berlin Republic was established in 1999. It highlights competing generational perspectives on the GDR era and the unexpected "afterlife" of the GDR in recent publications. The volume as a whole shows the vitality of eastern German culture two decades after the demise of the GDR and the centrality of these memory debates to the success of Germany's unification process."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
943/.1087
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD281.6
LC item number
.T94 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
Twenty years on : competing memories of the GDR in postunification German culture, edited by Renate Rechtien and Dennis Tate
Publication
Note
"This volume has developed out of an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Bath in September 2009 ... entitled Remembering the GDR and Germany's Unification Process"--Text
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Media constructions of 1989 and the elusiveness of the historical GDR -- Visual re-productions of the Wende: the role played by television images in constituting and historicizing political events / Hilde Hoffmann -- Remembering GDR culture in postunification Germany and beyond / Stephen Brockmann -- pt. 2. Challenges to the dominant discourse of the Wende -- "Das waren wir nicht!": the image of East Germans and the GDR as a narrative problem after 1989 in Klaus Schlesinger's Die Sache mit Randow / Daniel Argeles -- "Der Schrei des Marsyas": the mythic voices of the subaltern in Reinhard Jirgl's Mutter Vater Roman / Arne De Winde and Frederik Van Dam -- An early challenge to the construction of cross-border romance in post-1989 film: Andreas Dresen's So schnell es geht nach Istanbul / Rosemary Stott -- pt. 3. Textual memory -- Mediating immediacy: historicizing the GDR by bringing it back to life in post-millennial works of fiction / Andrea Geier -- "Eine Armee wie jede andere auch"?: writers and filmmakers remember the Nationale Volksarmee / Andrew Plowman -- Matter out of place: trash and transition in Clemens Meyer's Als wir traumten / Gillian Pye -- pt. 4. Literary generations -- Competing perspectives -- Autobiographical writing in three generations of a GDR family: Christa Wolf -- Annette Simon -- Jana Simon / Wolfgang Emmerich -- Accursed progenitors? extending the generation gap debate to GDR parents / Astrid Kohler -- Parallels and divergences in post-1989 memory discourse: a comparative review of the Slovak experience / Nadezda Zemanikova -- pt. 5. Afterlives -- Dances of death: a last literature from the GDR / Karen Leeder -- "Die gegenwart war es nicht": Irina Liebmann and the post-Wende uncanny / Catherine Smale -- One iota of difference: remembering GDR literature as socialist literature / Benjamin Robinson
Control code
ocn774293923
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt16gjqn
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.b26002796
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)774293923
  • jstor1571137807

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