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The Resource Heimat, space, narrative : toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion, Friederike Eigler

Heimat, space, narrative : toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion, Friederike Eigler

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Heimat, space, narrative : toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion
Title
Heimat, space, narrative
Title remainder
toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion
Statement of responsibility
Friederike Eigler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the Second World War, millions of Germans and Poles fled or were expelled from the border regions of what had been their countries. This monograph examines how, in cold war and post-cold war Europe since the 1970s, writers have responded to memories or postmemories of this traumatic displacement. Friederike Eigler engages with important currents in scholarship -- on "Heimat," the much-debated German concept of "homeland"; on the spatial turnin literary studies; and on German-Polish relations -- arguing for a transnational approach to the legacies of flight and expulsion and for a spatial approach to Heimat. She explores notions of belonging in selected postwarand contemporary German novels, with a comparative look at a Polish novel, Olga Tokarczuk's House of Day, House of Night (1998). Eigler finds dynamic manifestations of place in Tokarczuk's novel, in Horst Bienek's 1972-1982 Gleiwitz tetralogy about the historical border region of Upper Silesia, and in contemporary novels by Reinhard Jirgl, Christoph Hein, Kathrin Schmidt, Tanja Dückers, Olaf Müller, and Sabrina Janesch. In a decisive departure from earlier approaches, Eigler explores how these novels foster an awareness of the regions' multiethnic and multinational histories, unsettling traditional notions of Heimat without altogether abandoning place-based notions of belonging. Friederike Eigler is Professor of German at Georgetown University
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UkCbUP
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Eigler, Friederike Ursula
Dewey number
833/.91409358
Index
index present
LC call number
PT772
LC item number
.E357 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • German fiction
  • Homeland in literature
  • Collective memory in literature
  • Displacement (Psychology) in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Polish fiction
  • Heimatfilme
Label
Heimat, space, narrative : toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion, Friederike Eigler
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geocritical approaches to place-bound belonging -- Heimat and the spatial turn -- Narrative and space -- Flight and expulsion -- Contextualizing flight and expulsion in Bienek's Upper Silesia -- Writing, attachment to place, and Jewish expulsion in Bienek's tetralogy -- Spatial practices in Bienek's tetralogy -- Remembering lost places of belonging, imagining new ones -- Writing (beyond) memories of loss : novels by Christoph Hein, Reinhard Jirgle, Kathrin Schmidt, and Tanja Dückers -- New approaches to flight and expulsion : border regions in novels by Sabrina Janesch and Olga Tokarczuk -- "Lived spaces" in literary narratives
Control code
CR9781571138927
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Heimat, space, narrative : toward a transnational approach to flight and expulsion, Friederike Eigler
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geocritical approaches to place-bound belonging -- Heimat and the spatial turn -- Narrative and space -- Flight and expulsion -- Contextualizing flight and expulsion in Bienek's Upper Silesia -- Writing, attachment to place, and Jewish expulsion in Bienek's tetralogy -- Spatial practices in Bienek's tetralogy -- Remembering lost places of belonging, imagining new ones -- Writing (beyond) memories of loss : novels by Christoph Hein, Reinhard Jirgle, Kathrin Schmidt, and Tanja Dückers -- New approaches to flight and expulsion : border regions in novels by Sabrina Janesch and Olga Tokarczuk -- "Lived spaces" in literary narratives
Control code
CR9781571138927
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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