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Violent Waters: Literary Border Crossings in a Global Age

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The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies. Topics span all periods of German and German-speaking lands and cultures from the local to the global, with a special focus on demonstrating how various disciplines history, musicology, art history, anthropology, religious studies, media studies, political theory, literary and cultural studies, among others and new theoretical and methodological paradigms work across disciplinary boundaries to create knowledge and add to critical understanding in German studies broadly. All works are in English. Three to four new titles will be published annually.

The experience of witnessing and undertaking border crossings has become a pillar of the contemporary human condition. In order to respond to our global, multidimensional social reality, writers need to generate innovative forms of narration that expand the confines of literary tradition. This study discusses four types of border crossing (migration, intercultural dialogue, multicultural identities, military invasion) and presents literary aesthetics that unfold in Algeria, China, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the USA. These analyses move from the fall of the Iron Curtain to the rise of the internet, and from the turn of the millennium to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Positioned in the field of comparative literature, this book draws upon an extensive background of theoretical thought (e.g. Adorno/Horkheimer, Arendt, Dawkins, Fanon, Freud, Kristeva, iek) and reaches into other academic disciplines (such as religious studies). Border crossings thus serve as both theme and methodology, which not only leads to a new definition of post-modern writing, but also underlines literature's relevance in a global society driven by public discourse.

Autorentext
Alexandra Campana, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Violent Waters: Literary Border Crossings in a Global Age
Autor:
EAN: 9783110673562
Format: Fester Einband
Hersteller: De Gruyter
Herausgeber: De Gruyter
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 274
Gewicht: 530g
Größe: H230mm x B230mm x T155mm