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Literature of (Post-)Migration

Questions of Complexity and Identity in German-Language Literature in a Globalised Age

edited by

Marta Rosso    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Stefania Sbarra    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



This volume brings together contributions from the international conference "Literatur zwischen Migration und Globalisierung. Formen der Komplexität in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur", which took place in May 2022 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. It aims to reflect on the literature of migration of the last thirty years and to situate it in the increasingly complex world of our globalised present, crossed by the movements of people and cultures. The reflections of the individual essays take, as point of departure, the common observation that the literature of (post)migration is characterised by careful linguistic research and radical aesthetic experimentation, capable of interrogating our intercultural reality and of restoring a likewise complex image of the world and of society. The contributors that have converged in the present volume focus on examining the issues of complexity and identity, which, in the texts they discuss, are inextricably linked to the narration of spaces, borders, and movements. In the works of Uljana Wolf, Olga Grjasnowa, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Michael Stavarič, Terézia Mora, Emilia Smechowski, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Sasha Marianna Salzmann, the literary language variously becomes a means to explore new possibilities of meaning, to recover what has been erased, to reconstruct the biographical stratifications inscribed in the bodies, to feel at home in a foreign world, to criticise the historical memory of society, to register bilingualisms, conflicts, and ‘in-betweenness’, and hence to narrate the new forms of identity, of hybrid identity, of postidentity, and of gender identity that are formed as a result of first, second, or third generation migrations and in correspondence with precise geographical and human spaces.

June 16, 2023
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Marta Rosso   
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Uljana Wolfs Lyrik einer ‚haltlosen Komplexität‘
Andrea Schütte   
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Biografie, Körper und Geschlecht in Olga Grjasnowas Roman Die juristische Unschärfe einer Ehe
Lisa Jüttner   
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Sprache, Sexualität und Poesie: Emine Sevgi Özdamars „Mutterzunge“ und „Großvaterzunge“
Bettina Rabelhofer   
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Konstruktion und Erfahrung der Fremdheit in Terézia Moras Alle Tage
Beatrice Occhini   
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Zu Fatih Akins Aus dem Nichts und Feridun Zaimoglus German Amok
Nikolaos-Ioannis Koskinas   
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Daniele Vecchiato   
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