Victims and Perpetrators :

Cohen-Pfister, Laurel.

Victims and Perpetrators : (Re)Presenting the Past in Post-Unification Culture. - 1 online resource (371 pages) - Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies ; v.2 . - Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies .

Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: -- History and the Memory of Suffering: Rethinking 1933-1945 -- Transgenerational Memory -- Limits of Understanding: Generational Identities in Recent German Memory Literature -- „Ein Fressen für mein MG": The Problem of German Suffering in Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Bruders -- Mothers, Memories, and Mnemonics: Hanna Johansen's Lena and Judith Kuckart's Lenas Liebe -- Air War and German Literature -- To Write or Remain Silent? The Portrayal of the Air War in German Literature -- The Language of Trauma: Dieter Forte's Memories of the Air War -- Writing Dresden Across the Generations -- Jewish Victimization: Silence and Remembrance -- Breaking the Taboo: Barbara Honigmann's Narrative Quest for a German-Jewish (Family) History -- A World Turned Upside Down: Role Reversals in the Victim-Perpetrator Complex in Christoph Ransmayr's Morbus Kitahara -- The „Different" Holocaust Memorial in Berlin's Bayerisches Viertel: Personal and Collective Remembrance Thematizing Perpetrator/Victim Relationships -- Transnational Reconciliation -- Victims and Perpetrators: Representations of the German-Czech Conflict in Texts by Peter Härtling, Pavel Kohout, and Jörg Bernig -- Acknowledging Each Other As Victims: An Unmet Challenge in the Process of Polish-German Reconciliation -- Attempts at (Re)Conciliation: Polish-German Relations in Literary Texts by Stefan Chwin, Pawel Huelle, and Olga Tokarczuk -- Historical Consciousness and the German Present -- The Collateral Damage of Enlightenment: How Grandchilren Understand the History of National Socialist Crimes and Their Grandfathers' Past -- The Haunted Screen (Again): The Historical Unconscious of Contemporary German Thrillers -- Rape, War, and Outrage: Changing Perceptions on German Victimhood in the Period of Post-Unification. Coming to Terms with Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Walser's Sonntagsrede, the Kosovo War, and the Transformation of German Historical Consciousness -- Notes on Contributors -- Index of Names.

The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies. Topics span all periods of German and German-speaking lands and cultures from the local to the global, with a special focus on demonstrating how various disciplines - history, musicology, art history, anthropology, religious studies, media studies, political theory, literary and cultural studies, among others - and new theoretical and methodological paradigms work across disciplinary boundaries to create knowledge and add to critical understanding in German studies broadly. All works are in English. Three to four new titles will be published annually.


Memory -- Political aspects -- Germany.;World War, 1939-1945 -- Historiography.;Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Conflict of generations -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.;Jews in literature.;Germany -- Civilization -- Jewish influences.;Germany -- Race relations -- History -- 21st century.

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