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. The translator would like to give special thanks to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the […]

“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 critics in 1991 when she was awarded the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for Literature for […]

Diversity as Social Utopia By Özkan Ezli and Gisela Staupe Translated by Jillian Saucier Download PDF Occasion for the Book: The Exhibition Why is the German Hygiene Museum showing a large special exhibition with the title “Das neue Deutschland. Von Migration und Vielfalt” (The New Germany: On Migration and Diversity)? Varying forms of migration—immigration and emigration, […]

Artistic and Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age The Division for 20th-century German Studies at the MLA 2014 presents a series of three panels on digital practice, organized by Deniz Göktürk (University of California, Berkeley). You can view abstracts and, even more importantly, provide feedback for each of the papers by clicking on their titles. Digital […]

In the Postmonolingual Condition: Karin Sander’s Wordsearch and Yoko Tawada’s Wordplay Yasemin Yildiz Download PDF Abstract: The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in multilingual cultural productions in many different contexts. Frequently, the multilingual make-up of these literary, cinematic, musical, and artistic works has been celebrated as an expression of cultural heterogeneity, pluralism, […]

Istanbul Next Wave and Other Turkish Art Exhibits: From Governance of Culture to Governance through Culture Barbara Wolbert Download PDF Abstract: Exhibited from November 12, 2009, through January 17, 2010, three art shows under the common title Istanbul Next Waveintroduced a newly narrated Turkish history of modern art to German audiences. This Turkish intervention, which […]

Differenzerfahrung und transnationale Grenzüberschreitung im Europadiskurs Zafer Şenocaks Elke Segelcke Download PDF Abstract: Im Kontext der aktuellen Identitätsdebatten in Europa wie in der Türkei will dieser Beitrag jenseits eines territorialen Kulturverständnisses und der Verkürzungen auf “Osten” und “Westen” die Differenzen sowie vielfältigen Überlagerungen beider Kulturen anhand des essayistischen und literarischen Werkes des deutsch-türkischen Schriftstellers Zafer […]

The Province Always Rings Twice: Christian Petzold’s Heimatfilm noir Jerichow Alasdair King Download PDF Abstract: After achieving critical success as one of Germany’s leading contemporary film makers with his Gespenster/Ghosts trilogy (2000, 2005, 2007), Christian Petzold’s subsequent film, Jerichow (2008) has continued his interest in utilizing genre conventions to explore the dynamics between his central […]

Criss-Crossing in Global Space and Time: Fatih Akın’s The Edge of Heaven (2007) Barbara Mennel Download PDF Abstract: In this essay, I argue that The Edge of Heaven constitutes a sophisticated and complex, and in part seemingly paradoxical, response to globalization. I suggest that the film captures the effects of globalization’s most pronounced characteristics. Transnational […]