Europe’s Displacements: Kurt Tucholsky’s Satirical Essays “Identification” and “The Border” / by Charlton Payne

Europe’s Displacements: Kurt Tucholsky’s Satirical Essays “Identification” and “The Border” TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Charlton Payne Download PDF Europe (including Germany), Tucholsky’s short satirical pieces remind us, was undergoing momentous changes as a result of the efforts to secure … Continue reading

Stefan Zweig’s Fear of Postcolonialism / by Ashwin Manthripragada

Stefan Zweig’s Fear of Postcolonialism TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Ashwin Manthripragada Download PDF Abstract On July 1, 1909 in a professed act of patriotism to his Indian motherland, Madar Lal Dhingra, a nationalist revolutionary studying in England, assassinated Sir … Continue reading

How Does Arriving Feel? Modulating a Cinematic Sense of Commonality / by Hauke Lehmann

How Does Arriving Feel? Modulating a Cinematic Sense of Commonality TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Hauke Lehmann Download PDF Abstract The essay begins by identifying basic problems in current research on so-called “Turkish-German cinema.” It argues that current research is … Continue reading

Celestial Desires and Earthly Migrations: Love, Poetry, and Agency in Özdamar’s Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde / by Elizabeth Mittman

Celestial Desires and Earthly Migrations: Love, Poetry, and Agency in Özdamar’s Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Elizabeth Mittman Download PDF Abstract Previous scholarship on the final installment in Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Istanbul-Berlin trilogy has issued largely … Continue reading

Unbeholden New German Literature: An Interview with Deniz Utlu / by Daniel Schreiner

Unbeholden New German Literature: An Interview with Deniz Utlu TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Daniel Schreiner Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi Download PDF German Original Introduction An interview with Deniz Utlu, author of numerous essays and plays, as well as the … Continue reading

Who Said Heimat? I’m Only Renting / by Kristin Dickinson, et al.

Who Said Heimat? I’m Only Renting by Selim Özdoğan TRANSIT vol. 11, no. 1 Introduction and Interview by Kristin Dickinson Translated by Milena Beltrama, Brittany Boyle, Brandon Cummings, Kristen Datta, Hannah Kelley-Watkins, Nathan Korth, Edward Kosta, Ted Ma, James Margard, Sydney McConnell, and … Continue reading

Greek Dispossession Staged, or When Street Politics Meets the Theater / by Olivia Landry

Greek Dispossession Staged, or When Street Politics Meets the Theater TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Olivia Landry Download PDF Abstract Revisiting the historically rich relationship between theater and politics in the wake of worldwide protest movements at the turn of … Continue reading

If I Should Die / Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi

If I Should Die by José F.A. Oliver Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi Download PDF Acknowledgments This particular translation was first presented during a cooperative and interlingual workshop entitled “Loops of Mig:ration” held on the UC Berkeley campus in February 2016. … Continue reading

On the Train, by Emine Sevgi Özdamar / Translated by Leslie A. Adelson

“On the Train” by Emine Sevgi Özdamar Translated by Leslie A. Adelson Download PDF Translator’s Introduction Emine Sevgi Özdamar, born in 1946 and raised as what the author herself calls a ‘child of Istanbul’, first attracted widespread attention from German literary … Continue reading