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Module Reading List

Culture, Critique and Othering in the German-Speaking World, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Helen Finch
gllhcf@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Set Texts

Wartmann, Ursula Maria. Rückkehr der Träume. Roman. Quer Verlag ,Berlin 2004 (selections to be provided)

Else Lasker-Schüler. Die Nächt der Tino von Bagdad (1907) (available online via Project Gutenberg: https://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/die-nachte-der-tino-von-bagdad-8727/2)

Sagan, Leontine. Mädchen in uniform. (1931)

Angelina Maccarone. Fremde Haut (2005)

Christa Wolf ‚Selbstversuch: Traktat zu einem Protokoll‘ in Geschlechtertausch: Drei Geschichten über die Umwandlung der VerhältnisseIntroduction and translation Jeanette Clausen, Helen Fehervary and Sara Lennox Available online 

Christa Wolf: Vorwort zu Wander, Maxie (ed.) Guten Morgen Du Schöne  

Irmtraud Morgner: ‚Gute Botschaft der Valeska in 73 Strophen‘ in Geschlechtertausch: Drei Geschichten über die Umwandlung der Verhältnisse. Introduction and translation Jeanette Clausen, Helen Fehervary and Sara Lennox Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Franz Kafka. In der Strafkolonie  (available online via Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25791)

Katja Petrowskaja. Vielleicht Esther. Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin 2014  

Über Angst, Wut und Liebe in der deutschen Frauenbewegung der 70er Jahre. From: Schwarzer, Alice 1984 [1974] Der Kleine Unterscheid und seine grossen FolgenFrankfurt am Main: Fischer Vorwort 7-9 und Vorbermerkung 10-12  

Sabine Deitmer (1988) Bye Bye Bruno Fischer Verlag

Sabine Deitmer (1990) Auch brave Mädchen tun’s Fischer Verlag

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Culture, Critique and Othering: Theoretical Approaches

Boulila, Stefanie C (2019). Race in Post-racial Europe: An Intersectional Analysis. London: Rowman and Littlefield

Haakenson, T. (2019). Becoming transGerman : cultural identity beyond geography  . Peter Lang.

Passmann, Sophie (2019): Alte weiße Männer. Ein Schlichtungsversuch. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln

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Lesbian Cultures in the German-Speaking World

Boovy, B. (2016). Troubling Sameness. Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture32, 152–162

Dennert, G., Leidinger, C., & Rauchut, F. (2007). In Bewegung bleiben : 100 Jahre Politik, Kultur und Geschichte von Lesben (1. Aufl.). Berlin: Querverlag

Engel, A. (2007). Loud and Lusty Lesbian Queers: Lesbian Theory, Research and Debate in the German-Speaking Context. Journal of Lesbian Studies11(3-4), 265–273. https://doi.org/10.1300/J155v11n03_09

Erickson, B. (2010). " Every Woman Needs Courage": Feminist Periodicals in 1970s West Germany. The Graduate History Review2Available online

Espinaco-Virseda, A. (2004). " I feel that I belong to you": Subculture, Die Freundin and Lesbian Identities in Weimar Germany. spacesofidentity.net.

Evans, J. (2010). Decriminalization, Seduction, and “Unnatural Desire” in East Germany. Feminist Studies, 36(3), 553–577.

Faderman, L., & Eriksson, B. (1980). Lesbian-Feminism in Turn-of-the-Century Germany. Weatherby Lake: Naiad

Grau, G. (1999). Return of the Past: The Policy of the SED and the Laws Against Homosexuality in Eastern Germany Between 1946 and 1968. Journal of Homosexuality, 37(4), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1300/J082v37n04_02

Hark, S. (2017). Koalitionen des Überlebens. Queere Bündnispolitiken im 21. Jahrhundert. Göttingen, Wallstein.

Hark, S. (2005). Dissidente Partizipation. Eine Diskursgeschichte des Feminismus. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp

Hark, S. (2001). Disputed Territory: Feminist Studies in Germany and Its Queer Discontents. Amerikastudien/American Studies46(1), 87–103 Available online

Hark, S. (1996). Grenzen lesbischer Identität : Aufsätze. Berlin : Querverlag

Herzog, D. (2005). Sex after fascism : memory and morality in twentieth-century Germany . Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Huneke, S. (2019). The Duplicity of Tolerance: Lesbian Experiences in Nazi Berlin. Journal of Contemporary History54(1), 30–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009417690596

Krautz, S. (2009). Lesbisches Engagement in Ost-Berlin 1978-1989 . Marburg: Tectum.

Lybeck, M. M. (2014). Desiring Emancipation: New Women and Homosexuality in Germany, 1890 1933. Suny Press.

Marhoefer, L. (2019), Was the Homosexual Made White? Race, Empire, and Analogy in Gay and Trans Thought in Twentieth‐Century Germany. Gender & history, 31: 91-114

Marhoefer, L. (2015). Sex and the Weimar Republic : German homosexual emancipation and the rise of the Nazis . Toronto [Ontario] ;: University of Toronto Press.

Marhoefer, L. (2015). “THE BOOK WAS A REVELATION, I RECOGNIZED MYSELF IN IT”: Lesbian Sexuality, Censorship, and the Queer Press in Weimar-era Germany. Journal of Women’s History, 27(2), 62–86,194. 

Mclellan, J., & McLellan, J. (2012). Glad to be Gay Behind the Wall: Gay and Lesbian Activism in 1970s East Germany. History Workshop Journal, 74(1), 105–130. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbs017

Moeller, R. G. (1994). " The Homosexual Man Is a'Man,'the Homosexual Woman Is a'Woman'": Sex, Society, and the Law in Postwar West Germany. Journal of the History of Sexuality4(3), 395-429.

Potter, S. (2019). Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema. Urbana; Chicago; Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 

Rosshart, J. (2016). Klassenunterschiede im feministischen Bewegungsalltag : anti-klassistische Interventionen in der Frauen- und Lesbenbewegung der 80er und 90er Jahre in der BRD (1. Auflage.). Berlin: W_orten & Meer.

Schoppmann, C. (1996). Days of masquerade : Life stories of Lesbians during the Third Reich. New York : Columbia University Press

Spector, Scott et al. After The History of Sexuality - German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault (Vol. 5, pp. 1–310). (2012). Berghahn Books.

Spiers, E. (2016). Performing the “Quing of Berlin”: Transnational Digital Interfaces in Queer Feminist Protest Culture. Feminist Media Studies16(1), 128–149

Stefan, V. (1994). Häutungen (Neuasugabe.). Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch.

Sturgess C (2017) “Die zarte Haut einer schönen Frau”: Fashioning Femininities in Weimar Germany’s Lesbian Periodicals pp. 57-82. In Dawson, L. (Ed.). (2018). Edinburgh German Yearbook 10: Queering German Culture. Rochester, NY, USA; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Sutton, K. (2011). The Masculine Woman in Weimar Germany (Vol. 32, pp. vii, 204). Berghahn Books.

Sutton, K. (2012). " We Too Deserve a Place in the Sun": The Politics of Transvestite Identity in Weimar Germany. German Studies Review, 335-354.

Sutton, K. (2018). [Review of Review Essay: A Tale of Origins: The Emergence of Sexual Citizens in German Modernity]. Journal of the History of Sexuality27(1), 186–206. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1992202641/

Sutton, K. (2007). Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide: Representations of Queer Female Experience in 1920s Germany. From Weimar to Christiania: German and Scandinavian Studies in Context, 37.

von Braun, Christina; Stephan, Inge (eds.) (2005): Gender@Wissen. Ein Handbuch der Gender-Theorien. Cologne: Böhlau. 

Warner, C. (2009). Speaking from experience: narrative schemas, deixis, and authenticity effects in Verena Stefan’s feminist confession Shedding. Language and Literature18(1), 7–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963947008099303

Wartmann, U. Die Angst der Kaninchen, Roman, Quer Verlag Berlin 2003

Clayton Whisnant, "Queer identities and politics in Germany : a history, 1880 - 1945 " (Harrington Park Press, 2016)

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Die Nächte der Tino von Bagdad

Bandhauer, Andrea (1999). "Dichterin und Tänzerin: Der Tanz als poetologischer Entwurf in Else Lasker-Schülers Die Nächte der Tino von Bagdad". Seminar: a journal of Germanic studies. , 35 (2), p. 107. 

Bell, M. (2017). Repetition as Aesthetic Practice: Hearts in Else Lasker-Schüler’s Modernist Project. Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies53(2), 99–117. https://doi.org/10.3138/seminar.53.2.01

Cohn, Hans W. (1974). Else Lasker-Schüler : the broken world . Cambridge: CUP. 

Dane, G 2007, 'Else Lasker-Schülers eigenwilliger Exotismus', Autorinszenierungen : Autorschaft und literarisches Werk im Kontext der Medien pp. 47-57 Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Dick, Ricarda; Schmetterling, Astrid (2010).  Else Lasker-Schüler : die Bilder . Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 

Finney, G. (2003). "Queering the Stage: Critical Displacement in the Theater of Else Lasker-Schuler and Mae West." Comparative literature studies. , vol. 40 no. 1, pp. 54-71 

Kohl, Katrin (2013). "Friendship, Love and Loss in the Poetry of Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945)". Oxford German studies 42 (1), p. 3.

Krauss, A., & Schott, N. (2017). Writing of Attractions: Else Lasker-Schüler’s Avant-Garde Techniques. MLN132(3), 602–624. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2017.0047

Lasker-Schüler, Else (1922). Die gesammelten Gedichte 

Lindenmeyer, A. (2001) ""I am Prince Jussuf": Else Lasker-Schüler's Autobiographical Performance." Biography : an interdisciplinary quarterly. vol. 24 no. 1, , pp. 1-34 

Liska, V. (2017). The Birth of the Poetess from the Spirit of the Avant-Garde: Else Lasker-Schüler’s Die Nächte Tino von Bagdads. MLN132(3), 556–574. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2017.0045

Lorenz, D. C.G. (1998), Jewish Women Authors and the Exile Experience: Claire Goll, Veza Canetti, Else Lasker-Schüler, Nelly Sachs, Cordelia Edvardson. German life and letters, 51: 225–239 

Mcbride, P. (2017). Reading the Visible: Else Lasker-Schüler’s Early Prose Texts and the Small Form. MLN132(3), 625–638. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2017.0048

Plapp, Laurel (2010). Chapter 5, 'The Orient, Homosexuality and the Lure of the Transvestite: Arnold Zweig and Else Lasker-Schüler Rewrite Zionism', in Zionism and revolution in European-Jewish literature  London: Routledge.

O'Brien, Mary-Elizabeth. ""Ich War Verkleidet Als Poet... Ich Bin Poetin!!" The Masquerade of Gender in Else Lasker-Schüler's Work." German Quarterly  1 (1992): 1-17. 

Sieg, Katrin. Introduction, in Ethnic drag : performing race, nation, sexuality in West Germany. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2002.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Trop, G. (2017). The Fringe of Beings: The Poetic Thought of Else Lasker-Schüler. MLN132(3), 679–700. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2017.0051

Wright, BD 2005, 'Intimate Strangers: Women in German Expressionism', A companion to the literature of German Expressionism pp. 287-319 Rochester, NY: Camden House

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Weimar Lesbian Culture and Mädchen in Uniform

Barker, J. (2010). Indifference, Identification, and Desire in Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas, Leni Riefenstahl’s The Blue Light and Triumph of the Will, and Leontine Sagan’s Maedchen in Uniform. Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture26, 73–96

Danforth, EM 2010, 'Mädchen in Uniform', Quarterly Review of Film and Video., 27, 5, pp. 353-355

Dyer, R. (1990). Less and More Than Women and Men: Lesbian and Gay Cinema in Weimar Germany. New German Critique: An Interdisciplinary Journal of German Studies51, 5–60

Fest, K 2012, 'Yesterday and/or Today: Time, History and Desire in Christa Winsloe's Mädchen in Uniform', German Life and Letters., 65, 4, pp. 457-471

Goldschen, L. O. (1986). The Filmic Adaptation of the Novel Das Kind Manuela: Christa Winsloe’s Child Heroine Becomes a Mädchen in Uniform. Neue Germanistik4(2), 3–12 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Kiss, Robert. 2002. "Queer Traditions in German Cinema." In The German cinema book ISBN: 085170946x (pbk.) : £15.99; 0851709451, 48-56. London, England: British Film Institute, 2002

Krimmer, E. (1999). Ideology’s Work Is Never Done: A New Historicist Reading of Mädchen in Uniform. West Virginia University Philological Papers45, 38–46 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 01/10/2019) 

Kuzniar, A A 2000. The Queer German Cinema. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Marhoefer, L. (2015). Sex and the Weimar Republic : German homosexual emancipation and the rise of the Nazis . Toronto [Ontario] ;: University of Toronto Press.

Mayer, V. (2012). Lesbian Classics in Germany? A Film Historical Analysis of Mädchen in Uniform (1931 and 1958). Journal of Lesbian Studies, 16(3), 340–353. https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2012.673933

McCormick, RW 2009, 'Coming out of the Uniform: Political and Sexual Emancipation in Leontine Sagan's Mädchen in Uniform (1931)', Weimar Cinema : an Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era pp. 271-289

Ohm, L. (1993). The Filmic Adaptation of the Novel The Child Manuela: Christa Winsloe’s Child Heroine Becomes a Girl in Uniform. In S. Frieden, R. W. McCormick, V. R. Petersen, & L. M. Vogelsang (Eds.), Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions, Part II(pp. 97–104). Providence, RI: Berg 

Rich, BR 1995, 'From Repressive Tolerance to Erotic Liberation: Mädchen in Uniform', Jump Cut, no. 24-25, March 1981, pp. 44-50 Available online

Schader, Heike, 2017, 'Die Gemeinschaft frauenliebender Frauen in den 1920er Jahren in Berlin - eine soziale Bewegung?' in Pretzel, A., & Weiss, V. (2017). Politiken in Bewegung : die Emanzipation Homosexueller im 20. Jhdt . Hamburg: Männerschwarm Verlag.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Steakley, James D. "Cinema and Censorship in the Weimar Republic: The Case of Anders Als Die Andern." Film history. 11, no. 2 (1999): 181-203

Weinstein, V. (2019, May). The Uniform in the Closet: Mädchen in Uniform in Nazi Germany. In Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies (Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 144-165). University of Toronto Press.

Weinstein, V. (2009). Working Weimar Women into the National Socialist Community: Carl Froelich’s Women’s Labor Service Film, Ich für dich-du für mich (1934), and Mädchen in Uniform (1931). Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature and Culture25, 28–49

Zimnik, N 1999, 'No Man, No Cry? The Film Girls in Uniform and Its Discourses of Political Regime', Women in German yearbook : feminist studies and German culture., 15, pp. 161-183

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Fremde Haut

Aaron, M. (2012) Passing Through: Queer Lesbian Film and Fremde HautJournal of Lesbian Studies, 16:3, 323-339,DOI: 10.1080/10894160.2012.673931

Corkhill, A. (2017). Transiträume zwischen Einreise und Abschiebung: Die Problematik der Asylbewerbung in H. Kutlucans Ich Chef, Du Turnschuh und A. Maccarones Fremde Haut. In S. Egger, W. Bonner, & E. W. B. Hess-Lüttich (Eds.), Transiträume und transitorische Begegnungen in Literatur, Theater und Film (pp. 375–385). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang

Dawson, L (2015) Passing and policing: controlling compassion, bodies and boundaries in Boys don't Cry and Unveiled/Fremde Haut, Studies in European Cinema, 12:3, 205-228, DOI:10.1080/17411548.2015.1094258

Devi, Gayatri (2012). “No Happily Ever After: Disembodying Gender, Destabilizing Nation In Angelina Maccarone's Unveiled”, in: Ginsberg, Terri and Angela Mensch (eds.) A Companion to German Cinema (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell), pp. 175-192.    

Engel, A., & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. (1999). Umverteilungspolitiken : Aneignung und Umarbeitung der begrenzten Ressource “Maskulinität” in lesbischen und transgender Subkulturen. https://doi.org/10.25595/870

Gardner, J. K. (2002). Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory (New York: Columbia University Press).

Halberstam, J . (1998). Female masculinity (Durham and London: Duke University Press).

Jeremiah, Emily (2011). “Touching Distance: Gender, Germanness and the Gaze in Angelina Maccarone’s Fremde Haut (2005)”, German Life and Letters 64.4: 588-600. 

Kallin, B. (2013). Presenting Alterity in Angelina Maccarone’s Fremde Haut (2005) and Tatort: Wem Ehre gebü[h]rt (2007). Glossen: Eine Internationale Zweisprachige Publikation Zu Literatur, Film, Und Kunst in Den Deutschsprachigen Ländern Nach 194537 Available online

Kuzniar, Alice (2012). “Diasporic Queers: Reading for the Intersections of Alterities in Recent German Cinema”, in: Mueller, Gabriele and James M. Skidmore (eds.) Cinema and social change in Germany and Austria ( Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press) , pp. 245-264

Rosello, M. (2012). Refugee Aesthetics: Agency and Storytelling in Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand and Fremde HautMoving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings12(2), 5–15 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 01/10/2019) 

Stewart, F. (2014). Filming Faith and Desire: Encoding and Decoding Identities in Anglina Maccarone’s Fremde HautColloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift Für Germanistik47(1–2), 157–178 Available online

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Kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Genderpolitik in der DDR

*Wolf/Morgner/Kirsch (1980), Geschlechtertausch: Drei Geschichten über die Umwandlung der Verhältnisse (Darmstadt: Luchterhand).

Budde, Gunilla-Friederike (2000) ‚Der Körper der "sozialistischen Frauenpersönlichkeit". Weiblichkeits-Vorstellungen in der SBZ und frühen DDR‘ Geschichte und Gesellschaft 26. Jahrg., H. 4, Körpergeschichte (Oct. - Dec., 2000): 602-628. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Dölling, Irene (1990) Frauen- und Männerbilder: Eine Analyse von Fotos in DDR-Zeitschriften, Feministische Studien, (1): 35-49.

*Eigler, Friederike Rereading Christa Wolf's "Selbstversuch": Cyborgs and Feminist Critiques of Scientific Discourse The German Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 4. (Autumn, 2000), pp. 401-415.

*Lennox Sara and Fehervary Helen (1978), 'Introduction' to Jeanette Clausen, 'Self-experiment: Appendix to a Report' (translation of Wolf's Selbstversuch) in New German Critique, 1978 (13): 109-131.   

Emde, Silke Von Der (1994) ‘Irmtraud Morgner's Postmodern Feminism: A Question of PoliticsWomen in German Yearbook, Jan 1, 1994, Vol.0 (10):117 -

Allyson Fiddler (2004) ‘Subjectivity and Women’s Writing of the 1970s and 1980s’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel edited by Graham Bartram Cambridge: CUP: Chapter 17 249-265

Patricia Herminghouse (2004) ‘The ‘critical’ novel in the GDR’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Noveledited by Graham Bartram Cambridge: CUP: Chapter 15 218-231

*Hurrelmann, Bettina; Kublitz, Maria; Röttger, Brigitte (1987) Man müßte ein Mann sein? Interpretationen und Kontroversen zu Geschlechtertausch-Geschichten in der Frauenliteratur Düsseldorf: Schwann: 46-51.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Lukens, Nancy and Rosenberg, Dorothy (eds)(1993),Daughters of Eve. Women’s Writing from the German Democratic Republic,(Lincoln; London:University of Nebraska Press)

Martens, Lorna (2001) 'The Promised Land? Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic' New York: State University of New York Press. Chapter 1: 1-34.

Müller-Rückert, Gabriele 1993 Frauenleben und Geschlechterverhältnis in der ehemaligen DDR Bielefeld: Kleine Verlag.

Schmitz-Köster, Dorothee (1989) Trobadora und Kassandra Weibliches Schreiben in der DDR Köln:Pahl Rugenstein:74-79.

*Sharp, I.E (2008) ‘Representations of Male Inadequacy in the Geschlechtertausch Stories of the German Democratic Republic’ in Sarah Colvin and Peter Davies (eds) Edinburgh German Yearbook 2 Masculinity and German Culture,Boydell and Brewer   

Stephan, Inge (1983): "Daß ich Eins und doppelt bin ..." - Geschlechtertausch als literarisches Thema. In: Inge Stephan, Sigrid Weigel: Die verborgene Frau - Sechs Beiträge zu einer feministischen Literaturwissenschaft. Literatur im historischen Prozeß. Neue Folge 6, Argument-Sonderband AS 96, Argument Verlag, Berlin: 153-175.

*Wander, Maxie (1977) Guten Morgen, du Schöne Darmstadt : Luchterhand. Vorwort: 9-19  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Weedon, Chris (1988) Die Frau in der DDR : an anthology of women's writing from the German Democratic Republic,Oxford : Basil Blackwell: Introduction.

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German-Jewish Literature

Aberbach, D. (2015). “A One-Sided Love Affair”: German-Jewish literature 1789-1939. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies14(3), 446–464. https://doi.org/10.1080/14725886.2015.1043768

Aschheim, S., & Liska, V. (2015). The German-Jewish experience revisited . Berlin, [Germany] ;: De Gruyter.

Geller, J., & Morris, L. (2016). Three-way street : Jews, Germans, and the transnational . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Pres

Glöckner, O. (2015). Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110350159

Liska, V. (2009). When Kafka Says We: Uncommon Communities in German-Jewish Literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP

Lorenz, D., & Weinberger, G. (1994). Insiders and outsiders : Jewish and Gentile culture in Germany and Austria . Detroit, Mich: Wayne State University Press.

McGlothlin, E., & Kapczynski, J. (2016). Persistent legacy : the Holocaust and German studies . Rochester, New York: Camden House

Morris, L. (2018). The translated Jew : German Jewish culture outside the margins . Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press

Ó Dochartaigh, P. (2000). Jews in German literature since 1945 : German-Jewish literature? . Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Peck, J. (2006). Being Jewish in the new Germany . New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press

Robertson, R. (1999). The German-Jewish dialogue : an anthology of literary texts 1749-1993 . Oxford: Oxford University Press

Skolnik, J. (2014) Jewish Pasts, German Fictions. History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955. Stanford: Stanford UP

Timms, E., & Hammel, A. (1999). The German-Jewish dilemma : from the enlightenment to the Shoah. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press

Wallach, K. (2017). Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

Zipes, J., & Morris, L. (2002). Unlikely history : the changing German-Jewish symbiosis, 1945-2000. New York ;: Palgrave

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Franz Kafka. In der Strafkolonie

Note to students: The secondary literature industry on Kafka is legendary. This is just my selection of texts that have appeared on In der Strafkolonie and on Kafka's Jewishness in the past twenty years. Much, much more has been published that could well be very useful to you, and the industry continues to publish mountains of criticism every year.

Bauer, M. (2014). Die Poetik der Bestrafung in Franz Kafkas In der Strafkolonie. In H. Neumeyer & W. Steffens (Eds.), Kafkas narrative Verfahren/Kafkas Tiere (pp. 11–28). Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann

Bruce, I., & Gelber, M. (2019). Kafka after Kafka : dialogic engagement with his works from the Holocaust to postmodernism . Rochester, New York: Camden House

Corngold, Stanley and Ruth V. Gross. Kafka for the twenty-first century . Camden House: 2012

Cumberland, R 2013, 'Inscribed Bodies: The Cruel Mirage of Imperialistic Idealism in Kafka's "Penal Colony"', Papers on language & literature. , 49, 2, pp. 203-222

Danta, C 2007, ''Like a Dog … Like a Lamb': Becoming Sacrificial Animal in Kafka and Coetzee', New literary history.: A Journal Of Theory And Interpretation, 38, 4, pp. 721-737

Dawe, T. (2008). Kafka’s The Penal Colony: Reflections of German Colonialism and National Identity. In S. Buxton, L. Campbell, T. Dawe, E. Hugueny-Léger, & E. Welch (Eds.), Reflections: New Directions in Modern Languages and Cultures  (pp. 129–143). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars

Dodd, William J. 'Kafka and Freud: A Note on "In der Strafkolonie". Monatshefte. 70: 2 (Summer, 1978), pp. 129-137

Duttlinger, Carolin. The Cambridge introduction to Franz Kafka . Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Duttlinger, Carolin. Franz Kafka in Context. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 2017

Evers, K. (2013). Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP

Friedländer, Saul. Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt .New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.

Gailus, Andreas, “Lessons of the Cryptograph: Revelation and the Mechanical in Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony’“, Modernism/modernity. , 2001 Apr; 8 (2): 295-302

Gelber, Mark H. (ed. and introd.) Kafka, Zionism, and Beyond. Tübingen, Germany: Niemeyer; 2004

Gil, I. C. (2016). Fragile Matters: Literature and the Scene of Torture. New German Critique43(1 [127]), 119–140

Gilman, Sander L., ‘Kafka wept’, Modernism/modernity, 1 (1994), 17-37

Goebel, R. J. (2002). Kafka and Postcolonial Critique: Der Verschollene, “In der Strafkolonie,” “Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer.” In J. Rolleston (Ed.), A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka (pp. 187–212). Rochester, NY: Camden House

Kramsch, C 2008, 'Multilingual, Like Franz Kafka', International journal of multilingualism., 5, 4, pp. 316-332

Lemon, R. (2007). Cargo Colonies and Penal Cults: Ethnology and Ethnocentrism in Kafka’s In der Strafkolonie. Colloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift Für Germanistik40(3–4), 279–295 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Lothe, J. (2011). The Narrative Beginning of Kafka’s “In der Strafkolonie.” In J. Lothe, B. Sandberg, & R. Speirs (Eds.), Franz Kafka: Narration, Rhetoric, & Reading (pp. 149–169). Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 01/10/2019) 

Patrut, I.-K. (2012). Kafkas ’Poetik des Anderen’, kolonialer Diskurs und postkolonialer Kanon in Europa. In H. Uerlings & I.-K. Patrut (Eds.), Postkolonialismus und Kanon (pp. 261–288). Bielefeld, Germany: Aisthesis  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Robertson, Ritchie , Kafka : Judaism, politics, and literature (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985)

Robinson, B. (2015). State of Embarrassment: Kafka’s “In der Strafkolonie.” Germanic Review90(2), 101–122

Rolleston, James, ed., A companion to the works of Franz Kafka (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2002)

Rutherford, Danilyn, “The Foreignness of Power: Alterity and Subversion in Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony' and Beyond”, Modernism/modernity. , 2001 Apr; 8 (2): 303-13

Sela, M. (2015). Ideological Constructs through the Medium of Fiction in Kafka’s “In der Strafkolonie.” Germanic Review90(2), 87–100

Stach, Reiner. Kafka : the decisive years ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2013.

Stach, Reiner. Kafka, the years of insight ; translated by Shelley Frisch. Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2013

Suchoff, D. (2016). Irreducible Pluralities: The Jewish Legacy of Franz Kafka. In A. Cools & V. Liska (Eds.), Kafka and the Universal (pp. 178–195). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter

Thompson, MC. Kafka's Blues: Figurations of Racial Blackness in the Construction of an Aesthetic. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016

Wagenbach, Klaus (ed.), Franz Kafka, ' In der Strafkolonie ', mit Quellen, Chronik und Anmerkungen, Berlin: Wagenbach, 1995

Zilcosky, J. Kafka’s Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Zilcosky, J., & Euchner, M. (translator). (2004). Wildes Reisen: Kolonialer Sadismus und Masochismus in Kafkas Strafkolonie. Weimarer Beiträge: Zeitschrift Für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik Und Kulturwissenschaften50(1), 33–54 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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Katja Petrowskaja. Vielleicht Esther

Aarons, V., & Berger, A. (2017). Third-Generation Holocaust Representation Trauma, History, and Memory . Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press.

'Introduction: Approaching the third generation' Victoria Aarons' in Aarons, V. (2016). Third-generation Holocaust narratives : memory in memoir and fiction . Lanham ;: Lexington Books.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Berger, A. (2010). Unclaimed Experience: Trauma and Identity in Third Generaton Writing about the Holocaust. Shofar, 28(3), 149–VII. https://doi.org/10.1353/sho.0.0453

Flanzbaum, H. (2012). The Trace of Trauma: Third-Generation Holocaust Survivors. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 92(1), 13–15. 

Hirsch, M. (1996). Past Lives: Postmemories in Exile. Poetics Today, 17(4), 659–686. https://doi.org/10.2307/1773218

Lawson, J. (2018). Re/Locating Transcultural Memory: Engaging with Place-based Memory as a Form of Worldliness in Contemporary German-language Literature. University of Leeds. Available online

Lizarazu, M. R. (2018). The Family Tree, the Web, and the Palimpsest: Figures of Postmemory in Katja Petrowskaja’s Vielleicht Esther (2014). Modern Language Review113(1), 168–189

Gelbin, C. (2016). Rootless cosmopolitans: German-Jewish writers confront the Stalinist and National Socialist atrocities. European Review of History: Revue Européenne D’histoire, 23(5-6), 863–879. https://doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2016.1203882

Michaelis-König, Andree. Multilingualism and Jewishness in Katja Petrowskaja’s ‚Vielleicht Esther’“. In Katja Garloff/Agnes Mueller (eds.): German Jewish Literature after 1990, Rochester/NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2018, 146-166.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Ortner, Jessica. (2017). The reconfiguration of the European Archive in contemporary German-Jewish migrant-literature. Nordisk Judaistik28(1), 38–54. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.65912 Available online

Osborne, D. (2016). Encountering the Archive in Katja Petrowskaja’s Vielleicht Esther. Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies52(3), 255–272

Peck, J. (2006). 'Russian Immigration and the Revitalisation of German Jewry', in Being Jewish in the new Germany . New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 40-59   

Forget Israel—The Future is in Berlin! Local Jews, Russian Immigrants, and Israeli Jews in Berlin and across Germany. (2016). Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies34(4), 5–28. Retrieved from https://muse.jhu.edu/article/632132

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Emotionen und Tabus: Angst, Wut und Liebe im feministischen Kriminalroman

*Chemaly, Soraya (2018) Rage Becomes Her. The power of women’s anger Simon and Schuster. Einleitung.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

*Deitmer, Sabine (1990) Auch Brave Mädchen tun’s Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Verlag.

*Deitmer, Sabine (1988). Bye Bye Bruno Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Verlag.

*Deitmer, Sabine ‘Anna, Bella und Co.: Der Erfolg der deutschen Krimifrauen’ Sandten, Cecile, Gunter Süß und Melanie Graichen (Hg.): Detective Fiction and Popular Visual Culture. Trier: WVT, 2013 (CHAT Bd. 4):45-58.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Deitmer, Sabine (1984) Mitten ins Gesicht – weiblicher Umgang mit Wut und Haß Frauen schreiben.

Haug, Frigga (1981) Frauen – Opfer oder Täter? Diskussion Berlin: Argument

Plamper, Jan, Reddy, William, Rosenwein, Barbara and Stearns, Peter (2010) The History of Emotions: An Interview with William Reddy, Barbara Rosenwein, and Peter Stearns History and Theory, Vol. 49, No. 2: 237-265.

*Schwarzer, Alice 1984 [1974] Der Kleine Unterscheid und seine grossen FolgenFrankfurt am Main:Fischer Vorwort 7-9 und Vorbemerkung 10-12  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Schnabel, Annette (2003) Die Rationalität der Emotionen: Die Neue Deutsche Frauenbewegung als Soziale Bewegung im Blickfeld der Theorie rationaler Wahl (Studien zur Sozialwissenschaft)

Stewart, Faye (2014) German Feminist Queer Crime Fiction McFarland

Venske, Regula 2014 ‘Mystery of regional identity: Crime fiction and Germany's national identityIndex on Censorship, June 2014, Vol.43(2): 48-52.

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