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The Resource Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc : between surveillance and life writing, edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu

Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc : between surveillance and life writing, edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu

Label
Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc : between surveillance and life writing
Title
Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc
Title remainder
between surveillance and life writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The communist secret police services of Central and Eastern Europe kept detailed records not only of their victims but also of the vast networks of informants and collaborators upon whom their totalitarian systems depended. These records, now open to the public in many former Eastern Bloc countries, reflect a textually mediated reality that has defined and shaped the lives of former victims and informers, creating a tension between official records and personal memories. Exploring this tension between a textually and technically mediated past and the subject/victim's reclaiming and retrospective interpretation of that past in biography is the goal of this volume. While victims' secret police files have often been examined as a type of unauthorized archival life writing, the contributors tothis volume are among the first to analyze the fragmentary and sometimes remedial nature of these biographies and to examine the subject/victims' rewriting and remediation of them in various creativeforms. Essays focus, variously, on the files of the East German Stasi, the Romanian Securitate (in relation to Transylvanian Germans in Romania), and the Hungarian State Security Agency.<BR><BR> Contributors: Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Ulrike Garde, Valentina Glajar, Yuliya Komska, Alison Lewis, Corina L. Petrescu, Annie Ring, Aniko Szucs.<BR><BR> Valentina Glajar is Professor of German at Texas State University, San Marcos. Alison Lewis is Professor of German in the School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Corina L. Petrescu is Associate Professorof German at the University of Mississippi.<BR><BR>
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
363.28/3094309045
Index
index present
LC call number
D847
LC item number
.S424 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glajar, Valentina
  • Lewis, Alison
  • Petrescu, Corina L.
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Espionage
  • Espionage
  • Police
  • Police
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Label
Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc : between surveillance and life writing, edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Apr 2017)
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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
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction / Alison Lewis, Valentina Glajar, and Corina L. Petrescu -- File stories -- The secret lives and files of stasi collaborators : reading the files for identity and habitus / Alison Lewis -- "You'll never make a spy out of me" : the file story of "Fink Susanne" / Valentina Glajar -- Witness for the prosecution : Eginald Schlattner in the files of the securitate / Corina L. Petrescu -- Files, memory, and biography -- Collaboration as collapse in the life writing and Stasi shadow-documents of Monika Maron and Christa Wolf / Annie Ring -- Perpetrator as victim in Jana Dohring's stasiratte / Carol Anne Costabile-Heming -- Performing files and surveillance -- Before "It gets all wiped out" : document-affect and history-effect in the Hungarian performance apaches on the Danube / Aniko Szucs -- The stasi files on center stage : life writing, witnessing, and memory in recent performance / Ulrike Garde -- Surveillance and the senses in a documentary portrait of Radio Free Europe / Yuliya Komska -- Notes on the contributors -- Index
Control code
CR9781782048695
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Secret police files from the Eastern Bloc : between surveillance and life writing, edited by Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Apr 2017)
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
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction / Alison Lewis, Valentina Glajar, and Corina L. Petrescu -- File stories -- The secret lives and files of stasi collaborators : reading the files for identity and habitus / Alison Lewis -- "You'll never make a spy out of me" : the file story of "Fink Susanne" / Valentina Glajar -- Witness for the prosecution : Eginald Schlattner in the files of the securitate / Corina L. Petrescu -- Files, memory, and biography -- Collaboration as collapse in the life writing and Stasi shadow-documents of Monika Maron and Christa Wolf / Annie Ring -- Perpetrator as victim in Jana Dohring's stasiratte / Carol Anne Costabile-Heming -- Performing files and surveillance -- Before "It gets all wiped out" : document-affect and history-effect in the Hungarian performance apaches on the Danube / Aniko Szucs -- The stasi files on center stage : life writing, witnessing, and memory in recent performance / Ulrike Garde -- Surveillance and the senses in a documentary portrait of Radio Free Europe / Yuliya Komska -- Notes on the contributors -- Index
Control code
CR9781782048695
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139269
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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