Letting the System Completely Absorb Me Would Be So Much Easier: An Interview with the Novelist-Activist SchwarzRund TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 2 Translated by Patrick Ploschnitzki Download PDF SchwarzRund is a Black Dominican queer femme feminist, active in intersectional education, Black German publishing and spoken word, empowerment around Fatness, Blackness, Queerness, and allyship, and critical […]

Paradigms of Refuge: Reimagining GDR Legacy and International Solidarity in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, Ging, Gegangen (Go, Went, Gone) TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 2 Anna Horakova Download PDF Abstract This article examines a recent refugee novel, Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, ging, gegangen (Go, Went, Gone, 2015) in relation to debates on the refugees who have arrived in […]

Performing Empire: Theater and Colonialism in Nirgendwo in Afrika TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 2 Peter Erickson Download PDF Abstract In Caroline Link’s popular 2001 film Nirgendwo in Afrika, a Jewish family fleeing the Holocaust finds refuge in British-controlled Kenya. Theater plays a crucial role in the film: Members of the Redlich family explicitly call upon […]

Merkel the German “Empress Dowager”? Reactions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in China and other East Asian Countries TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 2 Qinna Shen Download PDF Abstract Taking a cue from a painting by Jiny Lan, a Chinese artist living in Germany, which captures Merkel’s refugee policy in 2015, the article examines both official […]

Emotionale Landschaften der Migration: Von unsichtbaren Grenzen, Nicht-Ankommen und dem Tod in Stanišićs Herkunft und Varatharajahs Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 2 Joscha Klueppel Download PDF Abstract Dieser Artikel untersucht die literarische Figuration und Wirkung von emotionalen Landschaften der Migration sowie ihre Schnittpunkte mit geographischen Landschaften anhand der Romane Herkunft (2019) […]