TRANSIT 10.2: Foreword Dear Readers, We are pleased to announce the publication of the second installment of texts for our 2015–16 tenth anniversary volume. The articles in this publication begin with a continuation of the thematic of Barriers from Volume 10.1; these are followed by two literary translations and complimented by a special topic collection […]

“The Future of the Past,” an Introduction TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Susanne Baackmann and Nancy P. Nenno Download PDF Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Professor Deniz Göktürk for generously supporting both the symposium and the publication of some of the papers presented at this event dedicated to “The Future of the Past.” Gratitude is also […]

Keep Moving! Strategien der Wegmobilisierung als Teil des italienischen Migrationsmanagements TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Federica Benigni und Marika Pierdicca Download PDF Abstract „Wegmobilisieren“ bezieht sich auf eine staatliche Praxis der impliziten Abschiebung von Migrant_innen aus dem italienischen Territorium in andere EU-Räume. Anhand grenzpolitischer Strategien im Rahmen der von Italien proklamierten Emergenza Nordafrica (Notstand Nordafrika, […]

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 the last decade, this essay examines what theater can still do for street politics. With […]

Visualizing the Railway Space in Fontane’s Effi Briest TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Paul Youngman, Gabrielle Tremo, Lenny Enkhbold, and Lizzy Stanton Download PDF Abstract Is visualization interpretation? It is a question not traditionally posed in humanities research—an area of study in which words on paper historically have been seen as the primary medium through […]

Of Women and Polyglots: Yoko Tawada’s “Where Europe Begins” and Rosi Braidotti’s Transnational Feminist Nomadology TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Pascale LaFountain Download PDF Abstract Yoko Tawada’s “Where Europe Begins” explores identity formation and boundary crossings through the depiction of international travel, feminine subjectivity, and multilingual play. The story thus intimates the core issues that Rosi Braidotti […]

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 […]