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W.G. Sebald : Schreiben ex patria / Expatriate Writing - Gerhard Fischer

W.G. Sebald

Schreiben ex patria / Expatriate Writing

By: Gerhard Fischer (Editor)

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This volume presents the work of internationally renowned scholars from Australia, Germany, Italy, South Africa, the UK and the US. The focus on W.G. Sebald¿s writing as that of an expatriate author offers a fresh and productive approach to Sebald scholarship. In one way or another, all 28 essays in this innovative, bi-lingual collection take up the notion of Sebald¿s experience as an expatriate writer: be it in the analysis of intertextual, transmedial and generic border crossings, on the ¿exposure to the other¿ and the experience of alterity, on the question of identity construction and performance, on affinities with other expatriate writers, on the recurring topics of ¿home¿, ¿exile¿, ¿dislocation¿ and ¿migration¿, or on the continuing work of ¿memory¿ to work through and to preserve the consciousness of a destructive past that has informed the childhood as much as the adult life-world of the author. Gerhard Fischer is Head of German Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His research interests and publications are in modern theatre and drama, World War I, and migration history and multiculturalism. As convenor of the Sydney German Studies Symposia, he has edited a number of volumes on modern German literature, including Heiner Müller: ConTEXTS and HISTORY (Tübingen 1995), Debating Enzensberger: Great Migration and Civil War (Tübingen 1996), and, with David Roberts, Schreiben nach der Wende: Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur, 1989¿1999 (2nd.ed. Tübingen 2008). The latest volume in the series is The Play within the Play (with Bernhard Greiner, Amsterdam/New York, NY 2007).

Acknowledgements Editor's Note Abbreviations / Sigla Gerhard Fischer: Introduction: W.G. Sebald's Expatriate Experience and His Literary Beginnings I. Territorial Strategies Gerhard Fischer: Schreiben ex patria: W.G. Sebald und die Konstruktion einer literarischen Identitat Judith Ryan: "Lines of Flight": History and Territory in The Rings of Saturn J.J. Long: W.G. Sebald: The Ambulatory Narrative and the Poetics of Digression Martin Klebes: No Exile: Crossing the Border with Sebald and Amery Gunther Pakendorf: Als Deutscher in der Fremde. Heimat, Geschichte und Natur bei W.G. Sebald II. Memory and History Bettina Mosbach: Blinder Fleck - Zur Reflexion der Gewalt der Darstellung bei W.G. Sebald Karen Remmler: Against the Integration of Atrocity into Disaster: W.G. Sebald's Work of Memory Gay Hawkins: History in Things - Sebald and Benjamin on Transience and Detritus Claire Feehily: "The surest engagement with memory lies in its perpetual irresolution". The Work of W.G. Sebald as Counter-Monument James L. Cowan: Sebald's Austerlitz and the Great Library: A Documentary Study Peter Morgan: Literature and National Redemption in W.G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction III. Philosophical and Narrative Strategies Michael Mack: Between Elias Canetti and Jacques Derrida: Satire and the Role of Fortifications in the Work of W.G. Sebald Helmut Schmitz: Zweierlei Allegorie: W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz und Stephan Wackwitz' Ein unsichtbares Land Ben Hutchinson: "Seemann" oder "Ackermann"? Einige Uberlegungen zu Sebalds Lekture von Walter Benjamins Essay "Der Erzahler" Klaus R. Scherpe: Auszeit des Erzahlens - W.G. Sebalds Poetik der Beschreibung Lynn Wolff: Literary Historiography: W.G. Sebald's Fiction IV. Intermedial and Literary-Critical Strategies Rolf G. Renner: Intermediale Identitatskonstruktion: Zu W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz Alan Corkhill: Angles of Vision in Sebald's After Nature and Unrecounted Deane Blackler: Sebald's Strange Cinematic Prose: stasis and kinesis George Kouvaros: Images that Remember Us: Photography and Memory in Austerlitz Manfred Jurgensen: Creative Reflection: W.G. Sebald's Critical Essays and Literary Fiction Manfred Durzak: Sebald - der unduldsame Kritiker. Zu seinen literarischen Polemiken gegen Sternheim und Andersch Hans-Christoph Graf v. Nayhauss: Adler und Sebald, Lichtenstein und Grass: Vom Umgang mit Dokumentationen bei der literarischen Produktion V. Intertextual Strategies Richard Bales: Homeland and Displacement: The Status of the Text in Sebald and Proust Maria E. Brunner: Gesteigerte Formen der Wahrnehmung in Schwindel. Gefuhle Christiane Weller: Die Melancholie des Ortes. Stadt, Gewalt und Erinnerung Gabriele Eckart: Against "Cartesian Rigidity": W.G. Sebald's Reception of Borges Contributors

ISBN: 9789042027817
ISBN-10: 9042027819
Series: Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Neueren Germanistik
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 527
Published: 1st January 2009
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.07