Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures TRANSIT vol. 9, no. 2, Special Issue Angelica Fenner and Uli Linke, Guest Editors Download PDF Acknowledgements The impetus for this Special Issue of Transit emerged out of the 6th Toronto German Studies Symposium, which took place at the University of Toronto in April 2013 and […]

The New Diversity and the New Public: Impressions of dOCUMENTA (13) Barbara Wolbert Download PDF Abstract Long before dOCUMENTA (13) opened in 2012, designated documenta director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev pledged that “her” documenta would stay clear of what she called the “Biennale-Syndrome.” What was the Biennale-Syndrome, and why did she want to avoid it? What seemed […]

A Path through the Woods: Remediating Affective Landscapes in Documentary Asylum Worlds Bettina Stoetzer Download PDF Abstract In his book Landscape and Memory, Simon Schama argues that an engagement with the legacies of German nationalism requires a track through the woods: throughout German history, forests have played a key role as origin myth to found […]

Remediating Fassbinder in Video Installations by Ming Wong and Branwen Okpako Katrin Sieg Download PDF Abstract Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s tackling of race, immigration, and interracial relationships in his early plays and films is often applauded for offering a prescient treatment of topics largely neglected in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His experimentation with and […]

The Sound Valley By Peter Waterhouse Translated by Andrew Ziesig, Ilija Wolinski, Kathleen Stack, Ashley Sherry, Kara Saunders, Kelsey Rader, Laisa Neuner, Judith Menzl, Morgen Daniels, Anna Dorste, Anneliese Chittock, Sarah Allen, and David Gramling Download PDF Translators’ Preface I first heard the words ‘Klangtal’ and ‘The Sound Valley’ in 2012, at the University of […]

“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 […]

Book Review Download PDF Abel, Marco. The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School. Rochester: Camden House, 2013. 348 pages. Cloth, $90.00. Fisher, Jaimey. Christian Petzold. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 208 pages. Paper, $22.00. “What is the Berlin School?” is the central question for Marco Abel’s most recent book, the first to address the […]

TRANSIT 9.2: Foreword Dear Readers, We are pleased to announce the publication of a special topic, guest edited by Angelica Fenner (University of Toronto) and Uli Linke (Rochester Institute of Technology), on “Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures:” Introduction Angelica Fenner and Uli Linke, guest editors The New Diversity and the […]

Hardboiled Performance and Affective Intimacy: Remediations of Racism in the Cenk Batu Tatorte Claudia Breger Download PDF Abstract Although not around to stay, the first Turkish German detective to be featured in the Germany’s most popular television crime series, Tatort nonetheless represented a major TV event (2008–12). In his sixth episode as an investigator in […]