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Remembering Africa : the rediscovery of colonialism in contemporary German literature, Dirk Gottsche

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Remembering Africa : the rediscovery of colonialism in contemporary German literature
Title
Remembering Africa
Title remainder
the rediscovery of colonialism in contemporary German literature
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Dirk Gottsche
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Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1990s, in the wake of German unification, multiculturalism, and globalization, a surge of historical novels about German colonialism in Africa and its previously neglected legacies hit the German literary scene. This development, accelerated by the centenary in 2004 of Germany's colonial war in South-West Africa, has continued to the present, making colonialism an established theme of literary memorialization alongside Germany's dominant memory themes - National Socialism and the Holocaust, the former GDR and its demise in the '"Wende", and, more recently, "1968." This is the first comprehensive study of contemporary German literature's intense engagement with German colonialism and with Germany's wider involvement in European colonialism. Building on the author's decade of research and publication in the field, the book discusses some fifty novels by German, Swiss, and Austrian writers, among them Hans Christoph Buch, Alex Capus, Christof Hamann, Lukas Hartmann, Ilona Maria Hilliges, Giselher W. Hoffmann, Dieter Kühn, Hermann Schulz, Gerhard Seyfried, Thomas von Steinaecker, Uwe Timm, Ilija Trojanow, and Stephan Wackwitz. Drawing on international postcolonial theory, the German tradition of cross-cultural literary studies, and on memory studies, the book brings the hitherto neglected German case to the international debate in postcolonial literary studies. Dirk Göttsche is Professor of German at the University of Nottingham
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UkCbUP
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1955-
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Göttsche, Dirk
Dewey number
830.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.G6725 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Germans
  • Africa
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Remembering Africa : the rediscovery of colonialism in contemporary German literature, Dirk Gottsche
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From colonial fantasies to postcolonial memory : historical and theoretical parameters -- Remembering German colonialism -- Rewriting colonialism in cross-cultural and transcultural perspective -- Remapping the history of European colonialism -- From the past to the present and back : colonial history and family history -- German (post)colonial memory in perspective
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CR9781571138477
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 485 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Remembering Africa : the rediscovery of colonialism in contemporary German literature, Dirk Gottsche
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
From colonial fantasies to postcolonial memory : historical and theoretical parameters -- Remembering German colonialism -- Rewriting colonialism in cross-cultural and transcultural perspective -- Remapping the history of European colonialism -- From the past to the present and back : colonial history and family history -- German (post)colonial memory in perspective
Control code
CR9781571138477
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 485 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135469
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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