By Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

The articles assembled during this booklet talk about very important questions about German society and the very idea of what being German potential within the age of globalization and the vanishing of geographical regions in a continually strengthening eu Union; the query approximately what's German tradition in a postmodern period; and the way the prior impacts and shapes the current and way forward for hybrid German generations. bearing in mind not just nationwide but additionally transnational and up to date international advancements and concomitant serious debates, this e-book keeps to interact within the discourses of rethinking German nationwide identification, exploring socio-cultural, literary and cinematic responses by way of German, German Jewish, and different minority authors and filmmakers. those essays concentration really on traits because the flip of the millennium, and discover how those developments and their new advancements are represented and interpreted during the eyes of other media. past Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities within the twenty first Century will attract readers with a wide selection of educational pursuits, together with cultural heritage, movie stories and modern German literature, German-Jewish and Minority literature.

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Quoted from the paperback edition: Frankfurt/Main: Fischer, 2006, pp. 69-100 (here: p. 90). 29 This is taken verbatim from the 1982 essay ‘Zwischen Geschichte und Naturgeschichte’, p. 97. G. , Germans as Victims in the Literary Fiction of the Berlin Republic, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009, pp. 2941 (here: p. 31). ’ See Peter Weiss, ‘Meine Ortschaft’, in: Weiss, Rapporte, Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1968, pp. 113-24 (here: p. 114). Weiss’s novel Die Ästhetik des Widerstands is one of the central intertexts for Sebald’s novel Austerlitz.

Cf. Primo Levi’s reference to his sober tone as the only tone appropriate for a witness in his book If this is a Man, London: Abacus, 1987, p. 382. 38 Sebald, ‘Zwischen Geschichte und Naturgeschichte’, p. 90. 2, pp. 691-704 (here: p. 697). Significantly, both the references to Benjamin’s angel and the one to Kluge’s own epistemological doubts are absent from the 1982 essay which differs from Luftkrieg und Literatur in its distinctly less catastrophic tone and vocabulary, despite referring to ‘kollektive Katastrophe’ five times on twenty-five pages.

75-8. Christine Anton Historiography and Memory Politics: The CulturalHistorical Discourse in the Works of Bernhard Schlink Since the publication of his best-selling novel Der Vorleser, Bernhard Schlink has been heralded as the new voice of German conscience. In his works, Schlink explores the legacy of the Holocaust and German history since World War II, delving into problematic moral and philosophical questions about collective guilt, memory, identity and trauma.

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