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«sei sprechen dann die art of falling auseinander»

La poetica del confine di Uljana Wolf

Beatrice Occhini    Università degli Studi di Napoli «L’Orientale», Italia    

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In her poetry collection falsche freunde the German-speaking artist Uljana Wolf develops a translinguale Lyrik, a poetic voice dwelling on a linguistic and geographical border zone. Building on Emily Apter’s concepts of untranslatability, this paper investigates how Wolf’s structural and thematic checkpoints instil a strong political commitment into her poetry. Furthermore, this engagement is here interpreted as the expression of the paradigm of the postmigrantische Gesellschaft. Finally, the paper argues that through the choice of the term ‘alien’ over the category ‘fremd’ Wolf suggests an innovative shift in the representation of migratory dynamics, from their cultural dimension to their biopolitical significance.

Pubblicato
22 Dicembre 2020
Accettato
29 Luglio 2020
Presentato
15 Giugno 2020
Lingua
IT