Dear Readers, We are pleased to announce the publication of the first installment of texts for our 2015–2016 Tenth Anniversary Volume. Articles in this publication center around two themes of interest to contemporary German Studies: digital humanities research and the concept of the barrier. These research prompts for TRANSIT emerged out of conferences and panel style […]

TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 1 David D. Kim PROLEGOMENON: Distant Reading and Computational Networking in German Studies PROJECT ONE: WorldLiterature@UCLA: Tracking International Publics with Goethe PROJECT TWO: Patterns of the Anthemion: Discovering Networks of Coincidence in W.G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten Download PDF Acknowledgements I would like to thank Deniz Göktürk for approaching me with the […]

David D. Kim and Nickolas de Carlo PROLEGOMENON: Distant Reading and Computational Networking in German Studies PROJECT ONE: WorldLiterature@UCLA: Tracking International Publics with Goethe PROJECT TWO: Patterns of the Anthemion: Discovering Networks of Coincidence in W.G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten Download PDF Acknowledgements We would like to thank the two anonymous reviewers of our essay for […]

David D. Kim and Mark J. Phillips PROLEGOMENON: Distant Reading and Computational Networking in German Studies PROJECT ONE: WorldLiterature@UCLA: Tracking International Publics with Goethe PROJECT TWO: Patterns of the Anthemion: Discovering Networks of Coincidence in W.G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten Download PDF Acknowledgements We thank the two anonymous reviewers for their incisive intervention in our essay. […]

James A. Schultz Download PDF Abstract In the introduction to the second volume of his history of sexuality Foucault suggests that “the effort to think one’s own history” might “free thought from what it silently thinks, and so enable it to think differently”—in this case, presumably, to think differently about sexuality. Insisting on the historicity […]

Dirk Weissmann Download PDF Abstract Mit ihrem im Januar 2013 erstmals ausgestrahlten zweisprachigen Hörspiel W wie ihr Name/Avec un double V wagt die 1954 in Paris geborene, französische Schriftstellerin Cécile Wajsbrot erstmal den Weg in die deutsche Sprache als literarisches Ausdrucksmedium. Diese Form zweisprachigen Schreibens stellt den Höhepunkt einer jahrelangen Annäherung der Schriftstellerin an Deutschland […]

Silke Felber and Teresa Kovacs Download PDF Abstract Ausgehend vom Begriff des Schwarms fragt der Beitrag nach dem Schreiben über Asyl und Migration in Elfriede Jelineks Theatertext Die Schutzbefohlenen (2013). Basierend auf der Beobachtung, dass Jelinek den Begriff des Schwarms aus Aischylos’ Tragödie Die Schutzflehenden entlehnt (konkret handelt es sich um den „Vogelschwarm“ und den […]

Yael Almog Download PDF Abstract The essay discusses some ethnic and racial presumptions which subtend discussions of the recent Israeli migration to Germany, specifically the description of the Israeli presence in Berlin as signifying a “return” of Jews to Europe after the Holocaust. The essay argues that this description perpetuates the grounding of Zionism in […]