Beyond Political Correctness (German Monitor) by Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

By Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp

The articles assembled during this booklet speak about very important questions on German society and the very inspiration of what being German skill within the age of globalization and the vanishing of geographical regions in a constantly strengthening eu Union; the query approximately what's German tradition in a postmodern period; and the way the previous 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 worldwide advancements and concomitant serious debates, this e-book maintains to have interaction within the discourses of rethinking German nationwide id, exploring socio-cultural, literary and cinematic responses by means of German, German Jewish, and different minority authors and filmmakers. those essays concentration really on developments because the flip of the millennium, and discover how those developments and their new advancements are represented and interpreted throughout the eyes of alternative media. past Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities within the twenty first Century will attract readers with a large choice of educational pursuits, together with cultural historical past, movie experiences and modern German literature, German-Jewish and Minority literature.

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All references as: B. 44 See for example Robert G. Moeller, ‘On the History of Man-Made Destruction. Loss, Death, Memory and Germany in the Bombing War’, History Workshop Journal, 61 (2001), 103-34. 45 Brad Prager, ‘A Collection of Damages: Critiquing the Violence of the Air War’, Forum for Modern Language Studies, 3 (2005), 308-19 (here: p. 312). 46 Theodor W. Adorno, Negative Dialektik, in: Gesammelte Schriften, vol. 6, p. 355: ‘Daß in den Lagern nicht mehr das Individuum starb, sondern das Exemplar, muß das Sterben auch derer affizieren, die der Maßnahme entgingen.

70). G. Sebald, ‘Mit den Augen des Nachtvogels. Über Jean Améry’, in: Campo Santo, pp. 149-70 (here: p. 151). Further references as: N. 33 Sebald, ‘Zwischen Geschichte und Naturgeschichte’, p. 82. ’ This, however, overlooks that for Sebald there is an ‘appropriate’ form of writing that not only is capable of giving an impression of the dimensions of the destruction but, first and foremost, is an ‘appropriate’ aesthetic and stylistic response to the catastrophe. See Anita McChesney, ‘On the Repeating History of Destruction: Media and the Index on Sebald and Ransmayr’, Modern Language Notes, 121 (2006), 699-719 (here: p.

58 Köhler, ‘“Begabung zur Freiheit”-Rede’. 59 Bodo Morshäuser, Hauptsache Deutsch, Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1992, p. 189. 60 Parkes, Understanding Contemporary Germany, p. 140. 61 Günter Grass, Kopfgeburten oder Die Deutschen sterben aus, Darmstadt: Luchterhand, 1980; see also Bill Niven, Facing the Nazi Past, p. 236: ‘It may be that, as the National Socialist period recedes in time, confronting this past will be defined as much in terms of applying the lessons learnt from this confrontation, as in terms of that confrontation itself.

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