TRANSIT, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2009



Criss-Crossing in Global Space and Time: Fatih Akın’s The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Barbara Mennel

Encounters on a Street Corner: Sommer vorm Balkon and the Return of the Berlin Film
Mila Ganeva

Feature: Where Europe Continues… Translingual Writers and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

Video: Readings and a roundtable with writers Yoko Tawada and Zafer Şenocak
Discussant: Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Organized and moderated by Deniz Göktürk (UC Berkeley)

“Where Europe Begins”: A Selection from the Short Story by Yoko Tawada
Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

Eastward: A Selection from the Forthcoming Novel by Zafer Şenocak
Translated from the German by David Gramling

Zafer Şenocak im Gespräch: Auszüge
Interview by Elke Segelcke

Dejima and Huis Ten Bosch — Two Dutch Cities in Japan
by Yoko Tawada (Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky) and Bettina Brandt

“Tear Down This Wall!” Internet Art Circumventing Censorship and Unveiling Secret Prisons
Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter

Book Reviews

The Naked Eye, by Yoko Tawada, Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Reviewed by Ashwin Manthripragada

Amerika und die deutschsprachige Literatur nach 1848. Migration — kultureller Austausch — frühe Globalisierung, Christof Hamann, Ute Gerhard, und Walter Grünzweig, Hrsg.
Reviewed by Hinrich C. Seeba

Tropical Zion: General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosua, by Allen Wells
Reviewed by Yael Allweil

Sonderzeichen Europa, by Yoko Tawada and László Márton
Reviewed by Kurt Beals