­The Other Side of Things by Zafer Şenocak TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Ardo Ali, Oliver Arter, Deniz Göktürk, Jezell Lee, Elizabeth Sun, Qingyang Zhou on Zoom and Google Docs in the seminar on “Modern German Literature: Archival Resistance” Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Eurasia [Related Links: Deniz Göktürk’s introduction; an earlier excerpt […]

“Empty Archives – Lost Letters” by Zafer Şenocak TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Kristin Dickinson Excerpt from Das Fremde, das in jedem wohnt: Wie Unterschiede unsere Gesellschaft zusammenhalten [The Foreign Dwells in Everyone: How Differences Keep Our Society Together] (Hamburg: Edition Koerber, 2018) [Related Links: Deniz Göktürk’s introduction; Kristin Dickinson’s translation of “Church […]

Translations from the Poetic Archives of Migration TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Deniz Göktürk Download PDF In spring 2021, the seminar on Archival Resistance in Modern German Literature evolved as a small but intense research collective entirely online, utilizing Zoom, a course website on bCourses, shared documents on GoogleDocs, and a blog on the Multicultural […]

Ten Years After Fukushima by Yoko Tawada TRANSIT  Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Elizabeth Sun [Related Links: Deniz Göktürk’s introduction; Elizabeth Sun’s co-translation of Zafer Şenocak’s “The Hour of Assembly”; Elizabeth Sun’s (et al.) collaborative work in a translation of Zafer Şenocak’s “The Other Side of Things”; Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi’s introduction to […]

Translingual Encounters: Freedom, Civic Virtue, and the Social Organism in Liang Qichao’s Reading of Kant TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Camila YaDeau [Related Links: “Introduction” by Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert] Download PDF Abstract From 1903 to 1904 while exiled in Japan, Liang Qichao (1873-1929), an intellectual and political theorist of late-Qing and early-Republican China,  […]

The Figure of the Exiled Writer in Comparison: Intertextuality in Lion Feuchtwanger’s Exil (1940) and Abbas Khider’s Der falsche Inder (2008) TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Franziska Wolf [Related Links: Landon Reitz’s “Meine eigene Geschichte”: Identity Construction Through Reading in Abbas Khider’s Der falsche Inder] Download PDF Abstract Drawing on Genette’s theory of transtextuality, this […]

Dear Readers, It is my privilege to present the first issue of the thirteenth volume of TRANSIT, entitled “Traveling Forms.” This topic was conceived in the months of the nascent COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd, and the various climate emergencies across the globe—all transnational events that challenged […]

Deterritorialized Travels: Notes on World, Earth, and Literature in the Work of Deleuze and Guattari TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Florian Scherübl [Related Links: “Introduction” by Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert] Download PDF Abstract Starting with the works of Edmund Husserl, phenomenological philosophy occupied itself with questions of foundation. The German word Grund’s denotations of both […]

Towards a European Postmigrant Aesthetics: Christian Petzold’s Transit (2018), Phoenix (2014), and Jerichow (2008) TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Jennifer Ruth Hosek Download PDF Abstract A contested polity and an imagined community, Europe is confronting a myriad of political, economic, and climatic shifts. Ethnographer Regina Römhild has recently argued that understanding Europe as homogeneous and […]

“Night Bioscope”[1] by Yoko Tawada TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi [Related Links: Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi’s introduction; Deniz Göktürk’s section introduction; Elizabeth Sun’s translation “Ten Years After Fukushima”] Download PDF A man stood before me, he pointed with his pointer finger approximately at the place where his […]